The highly anticipated Inspector General report on the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was obtained by Bloomberg on Thursday, revealing even more anti-Trump text messages from FBI agents.
The IG report determined that “several FBI employees who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported.
In one stunning exchange between FBI agents, Lisa Page, who has left the FBI, wrote to Peter Strzok, “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
“No,” Strzok responded. “No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
The text messages were reportedly not among the thousands previously released.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Page and Strzok from his investigation after the anti-Trump texts were uncovered.
"The conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation," Horowitz in his findings.
The report also determined that former FBI Director James Comes “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department norms in his handling of the Clinton investigation. However, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he didn’t find evidence that “political bias” influenced Comey’s decision-making.
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“While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” Horowitz wrote in the report.
The inspector general is now investigating with the DOJ and FBI acted appropriately "in obtaining a secret warrant to conduct surveillance on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in late 2016 and early 2017," Bloomberg reported.