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    The Justice Department inspector general has referred five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, revealing in its report on the Hillary Clinton email case that more bureau officials than previously thought were exchanging anti-Trump messages.
    The long-awaited report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Clinton case but uncovered numerous messages that “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation."
    MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
    “Some of these text messages and instant messages mixed political commentary with discussions about the Midyear investigation, and raised concerns that political bias may have impacted investigative decisions,” the report read.
    The report noted that it was specifically concerned about text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”
    Strzok and Page, who were romantically involved, both served for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team. Strzok was reassigned following the revelations of his anti-Trump texts. Page resigned last month.
    But while many of those texts were made public in late 2017, the IG report revealed a new one in which Strzok vowed to "stop" Trump from becoming president -- and made clear that as many as five total FBI employees exchanged politically charged messages. "The text messages and instant messages sent by these employees included statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton," the report said.
    The report revealed instant messages between unnamed agents, labeled “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” discussing their jobs in August 2016.
    “I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute f---ing idiot. If you don’t think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf,” Agent 1 sent.
    “I forgot about drumpf…that’s so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for him,” Agent 5 responded. “Someone who can’t answer a question. Someone who can’t be professional for even a second.”
    In September, Agent 1 and 5 conversed again, bashing Trump supporters as “retarded.”
    “I’m trying to think of a ‘would I rather’ instead of spending time with those people,” Agent 5 sent.
    Agent 1 asked, “stick your tongue in a fan??”
    Agent 5 later wrote: “I would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones from ohio that are retarded.”
    The report did not, however, find evidence connecting those political opinions held by FBI officials to decisions made in the Clinton investigation.
    “There were clearly tensions and disagreements in a number of important areas between Midyear agents and prosecutors. However, we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions…,” the report read. “Nonetheless, these messages cast a cloud over the FBI’s handling of the Midyear investigation and the investigation’s credibility.”
    Futher, the report said that while it found no evidence the views influenced investigative decisions, “five employees” have been referred for investigation into whether the messages violated FBI code.
    “The FBI will handle these referrals pursuant to the FBI’s disciplinary investigation and adjudication processes, and will impose disciplinary measures as warranted,” the report read.
    It is unclear which five FBI employees have been referred for investigation.
    An FBI spokesperson told Fox News Thursday they were not able to comment on the names of the five employees referred for investigation.
    The IG report included a new text conversation between Strzok and Page from August 2016.
    “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
    “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.
    Those texts “caused [the OIG] to question the earlier Midyear investigative decisions in which he was involved, and whether he took specific actions in the Midyear investigation based on his political views,” the report read.
    In a statement to Fox News, Strzok’s attorney Aitan Goelman defended Strzok’s work at the FBI.
    “After a year-long investigation that included a review of millions of communications and interviews of scores of witnesses, the IG concluded that there is no evidence that the political views of Special Agent Strzok and others in the FBI impacted the handling of the Clinton email investigation,” Goelman said in a statement. “As the Report notes, Special Agent Strzok in particular was consistently thorough and aggressive, sometimes to the point that put him at odds with senior officials at the Department of Justice.”
    Goelman added: “While pundits and politicians are using this matter to advance their agendas, the truth about Special Agent Strzok’s character and professionalism is found in the fact that every witness asked by the OIG said that Strzok’s work was never influenced by political views. His dedication to unbiased service is a fact that would be universally echoed by the thousands of people who have worked with Pete during his 26 years of service in the FBI and U.S. Army.”
    The report also reveals that one FBI attorney assigned to the special counsel's team was found to have sent politically charged FBINet instant messages to other FBI officials.
    That FBI employee sent messages such as: "As I have initiated the destruction of the republic...Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?"
    Another instant message read: "I'm clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic's destruction."
    The report did not reveal this FBI official's name, but did state that the official worked on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe.
    The FBI official left the special counsel's team in February of this year, following revelations of his politically charged messages.
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    Move along, nothing to see here

    Did you hear Mueller is charging Manafort with filing a false tax return? that's it, that's the end of Trump

    how about Stormy Daniels? I tell you it's worst than having a sexual relationship with a 20 year old intern, committing perjury and witness tampering

    just wait until Armageddon arrives, it's coming, can't wait (who's Armageddon anyhow?)

    Elizabeth, it's the big one this time, this time it's really really really big, I swear

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    'Viva le Resistance': IG report reveals more Justice Department bias as FBI lawyer working on Mueller's Russia probe texted colleague that he was 'numb' after Trump's election

    • The IG's new report on the FBI quotes an FBI I lawyer claiming to be 'numb' after the election
    • The lawyer wondered after the election 'what I could have done differently'
    • But the lawyer then eschwed second-thoughts: 'Hell no. Viva le resistance'
    • The lawyer worked on the Mueller probe until this year
    • Report blasted the FBI's handling of the Clinton email probe but said there was no 'bias'
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    An FBI lawyer exchanged messages after the election with another colleague and proclaimed: 'Vive la resistance.'


    The exchange, contained with in a Justice Department Inspector General's report that sharply criticized the bureau's conduct, began when the lawyer wrote, 'I am so numb.'
    Another FBI employee responded: 'I can't stop crying.'


    'You promised me this wouldn’t happen. YOU PROMISED,' said the employee.

    “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,' wrote the FBI lawyer – in a comment that could have been about conduct either inside or outside the office.



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    FBI Director Christopher Wray took questions about the IG's report
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    The employee raised the issue of the 'FBI's influence.'

    But the lawyer wrote back: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”

    The employee responded: 'All the people who were initially voting for her [Hillary Clinton] 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,' according to the IG's report.

    The report didn't identify the people who exchanged the messages.




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    The FBI lawyer said we 'broke the momentum,' a possible reference to former director James Comey's actions
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    FBI Director Chris Wray spoke after the release of the IG report
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    President Donald Trump has blasted the FBI
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    On Nov. 22, the employee asked: “Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?”


    “Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the lawyer responded.


    The lawyer later joined special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.


    The Daily Caller first reported the exchange.


    The exchange references former FBI Director James Comey's decision to reopen the Clinton email probe days before the election, only to close it again.


    The IG report strongly criticizes the decision.


    The FBI lawyer told investigators his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton or Russia probe.
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    Sorry guys but the IG report was as anticlimactic as it gets. What meaningful revelations do we know now
    that we already didn't know? And what will happen because of it? There will be some low hanging fruit
    that will be fired but that's about it. All of the major players will go on with their lives unscathed.

    Comey will make millions on his book. Clinton will grow old and die. And Obama will take the Democrats
    further into oblivion by guiding the party from the sidelines while trying to convince them he's still relevant.

    All of the above would have happened with or without the IG report.

    And for all of you who got the lotion and moist towels ready in anticipation of reading the report all
    I can say is don't you feel like a booger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave007inVegas View Post
    Sorry guys but the IG report was as anticlimactic as it gets. What meaningful revelations do we know now
    that we already didn't know? And what will happen because of it? There will be some low hanging fruit
    that will be fired but that's about it. All of the major players will go on with their lives unscathed.

    Comey will make millions on his book. Clinton will grow old and die. And Obama will take the Democrats
    further into oblivion by guiding the party from the sidelines while trying to convince them he's still relevant.

    All of the above would have happened with or without the IG report.

    And for all of you who got the lotion and moist towels ready in anticipation of reading the report all
    I can say is don't you feel like a booger?
    Yep, weaponized the FBI, DOJ, IRS and many other government offices for the Democratic party.... and nothing will be done about it. Just keep everyone looking at the "Russian Collusion Investigation"... which hadnt found 1 indictment having to do with Trump or anyone on his campaign for it... BUT they did find stuff from decades ago, that had nothing to do with collusion.... lmao. Anything to keep the easily led entertained
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave007inVegas View Post
    Sorry guys but the IG report was as anticlimactic as it gets. What meaningful revelations do we know now
    that we already didn't know? And what will happen because of it? There will be some low hanging fruit
    that will be fired but that's about it. All of the major players will go on with their lives unscathed.

    Comey will make millions on his book. Clinton will grow old and die. And Obama will take the Democrats
    further into oblivion by guiding the party from the sidelines while trying to convince them he's still relevant.

    All of the above would have happened with or without the IG report.

    And for all of you who got the lotion and moist towels ready in anticipation of reading the report all
    I can say is don't you feel like a booger?
    made 5 referrals for further investigations? that's huuuuge

    concluded the FBI's investigation into Clinton was substandard?

    said he found no proof of bias, but cited numerous occasions of apparent bias (guess proving bias in a criminal fashion is difficult)

    impugned the reputations of many involved

    told us Obama lied about the Clinton e-mail server

    said the key players ruined the reputation of the FBI

    Said Obama's AG exercised poor judgement (that's the best one can hopeful there, unless one of the two participants confesses)



    Everything he found leans one way, and I'm not sure he's supposed to conclude more than he did

    Now it's time for others to take over
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    Key point here (in red)

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    That IG report was pretty damning.

    I concur with Willie and Acebb, this is not the end of the process by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie99 View Post
    made 5 referrals for further investigations? that's huuuuge

    concluded the FBI's investigation into Clinton was substandard?

    said he found no proof of bias, but cited numerous occasions of apparent bias (guess proving bias in a criminal fashion is difficult)

    impugned the reputations of many involved

    told us Obama lied about the Clinton e-mail server

    said the key players ruined the reputation of the FBI

    Said Obama's AG exercised poor judgement (that's the best one can hopeful there, unless one of the two participants confesses)



    Everything he found leans one way, and I'm not sure he's supposed to conclude more than he did

    Now it's time for others to take over
    Wait....do you mean to suggest Bathhouse Barry LIED about Crooked Hillary's email server?????



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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie99 View Post
    made 5 referrals for further investigations? that's huuuuge

    concluded the FBI's investigation into Clinton was substandard?

    said he found no proof of bias, but cited numerous occasions of apparent bias (guess proving bias in a criminal fashion is difficult)

    impugned the reputations of many involved

    told us Obama lied about the Clinton e-mail server

    said the key players ruined the reputation of the FBI

    Said Obama's AG exercised poor judgement (that's the best one can hopeful there, unless one of the two participants confesses)



    Everything he found leans one way, and I'm not sure he's supposed to conclude more than he did

    Now it's time for others to take over
    I don't mean to be a naysayer but there was nothing in the report we already didn't know.
    The only thing was the 5 referrals. Does anyone who they are? I don't. For all we know it
    may never happen. If it does it will be the low hanging fruit I mentioned and how many years
    will it be before any action is taken? To me the report was a big fat nothing burger. I was
    expecting a hole lot more. Haha the jokes on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Wait....do you mean to suggest Bathhouse Barry LIED about Crooked Hillary's email server?????



    So what? Apparently lying is only a crime if you're Paul Manafort.
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