The long awaited Inspector General’s report has been made public and reveals a series of embarrassments on the part of the FBI ranging from text messages insulting Trump voters, conspiring to interfere in the 2016 election against Trump and even outlines how numerous FBI agents leaked sensitive information to the press in exchange for “benefits” from journalists.
While the IG report is extensive, and can be read in its entirety here, there are a number of bombshells that indicate a complete lack of ethics on the part of high-ranking FBI officials while at the same revealing yet more anti-Trump bias infecting the highest levels of America’s law enforcement departments
1. Attorney who worked on Robert Mueller’s special counsel (until February of this year) investigating Russian collusion in the 2016 election, in addition to working on the Hillary Clinton e-mail case, sent anti-Trump text messages after the election with one exclaiming “Viva le Resistance”, indicating the attorney and the recipient of this message intended to “resist” Donald Trump presidency against the will of the American voters as well as democracy itself.
An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.”
The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday.
The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages were shared with the special counsel.
The inspector general’s report focuses on instant messages that the attorney exchanged with a colleague about the Clinton and Russia probes.
“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election.
“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe.
The attorney’s messages show that he was distressed at the FBI’s decision in October 2016 to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s emails. Democrats have claimed that decision hurt Clinton at the polls.
The FBI lawyer also suggested that he would work to resist the Trump administration.
“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” one FBI lawyer wrote on Nov. 22, 2016.
“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the future Mueller attorney responded.
During interviews with the office of the inspector general, the lawyer claimed that his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton or Russia investigations.
The attorney claims that his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton e-mail investigation or his participation in Robert Mueller’s special counsel. Of course any government agent would say the same when caught openly colluding to influence the election and presidency of Donald Trump, yet the attorney also said in one message that “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
If the attorney’s political opinions had no effect on his work, then why would he ask what he could have done differently to make Trump lose the election and prevent him from taking office?
The above messages explicitly portray a desire to “resist” the presidency of Donald Trump on the part of the government attorney and presumably the person he was sending the message to.
2. FBI leakers “improperly received benefits from reporters” to leak sensitive information. In other words, bribes for information. Information which, given the highly negative stories churned out by the mainstream media regarding President Trump on a daily basis, would absolutely be leaked for the sole purpose of hampering the president’s image and administration.
The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General made the discovery as it struggled to identify possible FBI agents improperly transmitting to reporters, according to its report released Thursday on the agency’s handling of the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private email server.
According to the watchdog report, investigators had “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.”
“[W]e identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” Inspector General Horowitz wrote.
“We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude.”
The report gives pointed criticism of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for improperly leaking to the Wall Street Journal about the bureau’s reaction to the discovery of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
The report states that although there are clear FBI policies prohibiting the leaking of sensitive information to the press, there appears to be a “cultural attitude” allowing the leaks to occur. In other words, staunch leftists have been placed in high ranking FBI positions who are more than willing to ignore FBI policies and leak information for the specific purpose of harming Donald Trump’s administration in the press. Otherwise, someone in a position of authority at the FBI would have put a stop to the leaking or at very least opened a serious investigation into the leaking. However, none of this has occurred and to the public’s knowledge will still happen unless action is taken by FBI management.
3. FBI employees mocked Trump supporters after the election, calling them “poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS”.
10:43:46, FBI Employee: “I’m very upset.”
10:43:47, FBI Employee: “haha”
10:51:48, FBI Attorney 2: “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
10:54:29, FBI Employee: “Don’t stress. None of that mattered.”
10:54:31, FBI Employee: “The FBI’s influence.”
10:59:36, FBI Attorney 2: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”
11:00:03, FBI Employee: “That is not so.”
11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”
Magically grant them jobs for doing nothing? That assumption would be more accurately assigned to the Democratic Party and Barack Obama, who frequently flaunt handouts and government sponsored programs to help the poor and illegal immigrants.
Ironically, President Trump delivered on his promises of jobs as unemployment is at its lowest levels in decades for minorities, essentially proving that the above FBI agent is woefully out of touch with average Americans and lacks any concepts of positive economic policies.
The attorney also said, “I just can’t imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years. ACA is gone.”
Notice the word “we” was used in the above statement in relation to Obama’s presidency, indicating the FBI agent was not only firmly in agreement with Obama’s policies, but actively took part in advancing them, which one would imagine is far beyond the scope of an FBI agent who is suppose to be focused on enforcing the law.
This is yet another indication that the majority of the FBI in Washington DC is hopelessly bias and holds their loyalty to the Democratic Party above their jobs. One could also assume that certain levels of the FBI have becomes so hopelessly partisan and corrupted that nothing short of a complete “house cleaning” would even begin to correct this issue. In other words, fire the entire management team and start over. Cut out the cancer and then some, for if even one high-ranking FBI official is left who is willing to betray their oath and their country, then that cancer can easily spread throughout the organization again.
4. FBI agent Peter Strzok vowed that “we” will “stop” Trump from becoming President of the United States in a text message exchange with fellow FBI agent Lisa Page. Strzok was yet another official working on bother the Clinton e-mail case and on Mueller’s special counsel who was exposed to be extremely anti-Trump and was removed from the counsel due to this bias.
“Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” IG report says.
It cites Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 14, 2018
The exchange would have taken place during the 2016 campaign as Strzok and Page were both working on the Clinton email probe, called “Operation Mid-Year Exam.” Strzok would later be identified as one of those involved in the decision to change the investigation’s findings’ language describing Clinton’s conduct from “grossly negligent” — a criminal standard — to “extremely careless.”
DOJ appeared Wednesday to confirm the authenticity of the new texts even before the report was released. In a statement to congressional committees sent in the morning, a DOJ spokesperson confirmed that:
In May 2018, the Department learned that – after further extensive investigation – the IG has recovered additional text messages, at least two of which are relevant to his final report. The Office of the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein] was made aware of one of these particular messages on the evening of June 8 and of the other on Sunday June 10.
According to that statement, the two texts — presumably the damning one’s Bloomberg’s Jacobs references — were only discovered by the IG’s forensic investigators after their successful effort to recover months of communications between Strzok and Page that were lost “due to the technical glitch.”
The above text message from Strzok was supposedly “lost”, which is why it was not released with the original batch of text messages between him and Lisa Page, but has now been made public in the IG Report. The very fact that the above message was excluded from the initial release of Strzok’s and Page’s text message exchanges to Congress shows that there are still elements with the DOJ/FBI who are trying to cover their tracks and protect their fellow conspirators in their efforts to subvert the 2016 election and prevent Trump from winning.
Recall that FBI agent Peter Strzok also references an “insurance policy” that would be put into play if Trump won the election, which is presumably the initiation the of the entire “Russian collusion” investigation that manifested into a special counsel headed by Robert Mueller with near unlimited authority and little to no oversight.
Strzok and those who colluded in this “insurance policy” likely expected the appointment of a special counsel to end Trump’s presidency by using their awesome authority to conjure up an impeachable offensive. However, the special counsel has thus far failed to even slow down Trump’s agenda, which means Strzok’s “insurance policy” isn’t working out as planned, to the benefit of the American people.
5. Former FBI Director James Comey used a Gmail account to conduct official FBI business, was found to be “insubordinate” and took part in actions that were “extraordinary” during the Clinton e-mail investigation.
James Comey used a personal Gmail account to conduct FBI business on numerous occasions when he was director of the bureau — even though he had bluntly warned FBI workers they would be in “huge trouble” for doing the same thing, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog revealed Thursday.
His frequent use of a personal email account for unclassified FBI business was “inconsistent with” Justice Department policy, according to a report issued by the Office of the Inspector General.
Comey was criticized in that report for usurping the power of the attorney general in his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business.
Comey had publicly said in the summer of 2016 that he was not recommending any criminal charges in connection with Clinton’s use of that email server.
It appears that perhaps James Comey could sympathize with Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail address to sneak around government oversight procedures and conduct business without risk of being exposed, or allowing the American taxpayer their right to view these communications.
Furthermore, Comey was branded as “insubordinate” during his handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation.
The Justice Department has issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The report released Thursday calls former FBI Director James Comey “insubordinate” and says his actions were “extraordinary.”
But the report, by the department’s watchdog, does not find evidence that Comey was motivated by political bias or preference in his decisions.
The report criticized Comey for publicly announcing his recommendation against criminal charges for Clinton. It also faulted him for alerting Congress days before the 2016 election that the investigation was being reopened because of newly discovered emails.
When a government report brands a high ranking official such as James Comey as “insubordinate”, what they really mean is that Comey broke numerous rules and protocols during the Clinton e-mail case. He also acted on his own authority, putting himself above laws, regulations and any checks and balances on his own power.
By branding Comey’s actions as “extraordinary” the report concludes he took measures far beyond the scope of his job and again used his power inappropriately.
The Inspector General’s report shows an alarming and destructive level of political bias that likely resulted in FBI and other government officials using their power/authority to meddle in the 2016 election against Donald Trump, harming Trump’s administration after the election and even going as far to oust President Trump from his duly elected office.
There was a time in history not too long ago when these actions by FBI agents, government attorney’s and the FBI Director would have been called “high treason”. In fact, the average American would likely take away from this report that, treasonous actions and corruption is so pervasive within the highest levels of government that nothing short of mass-firings and an unprecedented independent investigation would possibly have any chance of correcting these problems.
For years it seems that high-ranking FBI, DOJ and other government officials have had free reign to use their authority for political purposes, which in every case favors Democrats, liberals and leftists. Thus far, these reports have consistency shown a concerted effort to subvert Republicans and Conservatives who make it to Washington DC by winning election.
Who is it that’s trying to meddle, interfere and overturn an election? Russia, as the leftist media, Democrats and Robert Mueller would have you believe? Or rather is it elements within America’s own government trying to remove voters from choosing their own political representatives, effectively morphing America into a banana republic at best, and at worst a new monarchy where the ruling class of nobles and elites control all aspects of government while only giving the voters an illusion of choice in their political representation.