Trump attacks report on Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

Trump attacks report on Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

The watchdog report also concluded that Comey's handling of Clinton's email investigation was "extraordinary and insubordinate" but was not motivated by political boas.

Beyond delving into Comey's conduct, the watchdog report addressed other topics, including anti-Trump text messages exchanged between Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok and former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page.

"FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who headed the Clinton & Russia investigations, texted to his lover Lisa Page, in the IG Report, that "we'll stop" candidate Trump from becoming President. We'll stop it", Strzok responded.

The report gave Mr Trump fresh ammunition for continued attacks on Mr Comey and for his defence that Mr Comey's firing in May 2017 - an act now central to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice - was wholly justified.

Trump told reporters Friday that the "top people were horrible" under former FBI Director James Comey and "plotting against my election".

Although the report was critical of the public way Comey handled the probe, it found the investigation itself - and the ultimate recommendation not to charge Clinton - were sound.

On the inspector general report that found no political bias in the FBI's final conclusions, he said, "The end result was wrong".

USA politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit
The US president said he had, and did not retract his description of Mr Kim as "talented". "You saw the tape today", Trump said. Peter's Square in prayer June 10, expressing hopes the summit would lead to lasting peace.

Trump said that Comey's replacement, Christopher A. Wray, "will bring it proudly back!"

Trump, however, has used the findings on Strzok, who also worked on the Russian Federation probe, to sow doubts about that investigation.

Mr Comey said he wasn't sure if that was in accordance with Federal Bureau of Investigation regulations, but had checked it with another official and he "had the sense that it was okay". Doesn't get any lower than that! The report says the attorney left that investigation in late February 2018, shortly after the inspector general provided Mueller with some of the instant messages they had discovered.

Dershowitz, who frequently has spoken against the special counsel investigation, said he'd welcome a similar look by the IG's office into the FBI's investigation of Trump. I did a great service to the people in firing him.

Comey made an appearance at the MSP Airport Thursday.

The internal report reviewed one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democrat rival Clinton. Still, investigators said they did not find "documentary or testimonial evidence" that the bias affected the probe - a point echoed by Strzok's lawyer, Aitan Goelman, on Thursday. "The report does identify errors of judgment, violations of or even disregard for policy, and decisions that at the very least - with the benefit of hindsight - were not the best choices", Wray said.

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