The IG report cited repeated examples of intense partisan political bias among key FBI executives on the email investigation but concluded that "We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions".
According to the report, an FBI investigator who worked on probes into Clinton's emails and into Russian interference in the 2016 election told an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer "we'll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president.
President Trump is right: It looks awful that an FBI agent involved in both the Hillary Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations privately texted this to someone: "We'll stop" [Trump from becoming president].
FBI Director Christopher Wray, who Trump tapped as Comey's successor a year ago, also stood by the report's final conclusion Thursday afternoon, vowed the nation's top law enforcement agency would learn from past mistakes and assured more training for agents.
"Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok's decisions to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigation lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias". That investigation, now led by Mueller, is also looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.
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Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Friday that the report casts doubt on whether the president would ever agree to an interview with Mueller's team. Strzok responds: "No. No he won't".
Texts between the two included their observations of the 2016 election and criticism of Trump. A document listing preliminary conclusions was obtained by the Associated Press ahead of the separate report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog.
"Peter Strzok should not have a job anywhere near our Justice Department", said North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who is close to Trump, after a briefing on the report. It is critical of former Director James Comey, saying he was "insubordinate" for not telling his bosses he planned to make a public announcement that he was not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton.
In an interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday, he went a step further and described Comey as the "ringleader of this whole den of thieves". At least among Trump's hardline supporters, the response would inevitably refer back to Clinton and the email controversy.