The full IG report just officially dropped.
— Special Report Team (@SpecialReport) June 14, 2018
And there are a lot of bombshells.
One of the first bombshells out of the IG report was an incredible text from FBI official Peter Strzok to another FBI official and his lover, Lisa Page.
From Daily Caller:
“(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote to Strzok in an Aug. 9, 2016 text message.
“No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,” Strzok replied, according to Bloomberg News, which obtained a summary of the inspector general’s report.
And Strzok was the guy who opened the Russia collusion investigation, on what appears to be no evidence showing any form of collusion at all.
And while the Page question text was previously turned over, Strzok’s answer, for some reason, was mysteriously left out.
One of the text messages appears to show that Strzok promised that he would help prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. But the message is conspicuously missing from a batch of thousands of texts that have already been provided to Congress.
A Justice Department spokesperson was unable to say why the message, which was sent on Aug. 9, 2016, was missing from the previous document productions.
The inspector general recovered the message along with thousands of others as part of its investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
So they had this bombshell information, but they failed to turn it over and can’t really explain why it didn’t get turned over.
They had the first part, Page’s question to Strzok, which they had turned over, but didn’t turn over the incriminating response from Strzok.
The new text was recovered by the DOJ, not the FBI, in May and Rosenstein was told about it on June 8 according to a DOJ letter to Congress.
And critical timing as well:
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said that this showed a “willingness to take official action” to impact the presidential election, according to the IG report.
From Daily Caller:
Strzok’s text “is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects,” the report said.
The report also found that the FBI sat on the Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop after they were found for no good reason.
Was that to delay an impact to Clinton?
And then there was this bombshell:
FBI prioritized Russia investigation over Clinton emails, possibly due to political bias
The FBI prioritized investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia over the discovered emails on Weiner’s laptop, possibly due to political bias, according to the report. Anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok was intimately involved with that decision.
Noting Strzok’s “willingness” to use the FBI to stop Trump, the report said, “we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”
Horowitz’s team of investigators “did not identify a consistent or persuasive explanation for the FBI’s failure to act for almost a month after learning of potential [Clinton investigation-related] emails on the Weiner laptop,” the report said.
The report also determined that Comey was insubordinate and regularly disregarded proper procedures in both his decision not to prosecute Clinton which wasn’t his decision to make and to notify Congress about the new emails, James Comey “engaged in ad hoc decision-making based on his personal views, even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice.”
And as just a little side hypocrisy, Comey also improperly used a private email for government business, according to the report.