FBI Director Christopher Wray, with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, testifies as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI’s Clinton email probe and the role of former FBI Director James Comey’s actions during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Yesterday, the Department of Justice IG Michael Horowitz testified before Chuck Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee. A few interesting points came out of that. First, we know that James Comey is the subject of an investigation into his leaking of classified information. We know that there is a grand jury sitting for some reason because the materials in the IG report were reviewed for grand jury testimony.
We know that the IG, despite his finding of no bias:
Inspector General Horowitz just essentially said his office believes Peter Strzok and gang joined the Special Counsel investigation because of their bias against Trump
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 18, 2018
Today, he’s in front of Trey Gowdy’s Government Accountability Committee and some really good stuff is coming out.
The IG is examining Strzok’s role in moving the Russia probe forward. Prediction: nothing comes of this because the damage it would do to the FBI and to Justice was would be astronomical if it were shown that the investigation was launched from political motives. And the issue of the Deep State would begin to look a lot more Third world than we’d like to think.
IG Michael Horowitz has confirmed, under oath, that he is reviewing if FBI’s agent Peter Strzok's anti-Trump bias impacted launch of the Russia probe…..Note: Strzok is still employed by the FBI with Director Christopher Wray’s approval.
— Dave Holten (@Pscc8082) June 19, 2018
— Nouvelle (@NouvelleNom) June 19, 2018
Two of the three FBI agents whose anti-Trump texts are quoted in the IG investigation are still working on the Mueller investigation.
Horowitz on the political bias in text messages from Strzok, Page and 2 other FBI agents: "Almost everything we found was…anti-Trump"
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 19, 2018
Of course they are. https://t.co/lb9esSqO6v
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 19, 2018
UPDATE: Apparently the @wiredsources tweet Donald Trump, Jr., responded to was incorrect and has been deleted. Those two agents were on the Mueller team and have been removed:
BREAKING: Inspector General Michael Horowitz says 2 additional FBI agents and an attorney showed anti-Trump bias and that 2 of them may have worked on Mueller's Russia investigation. pic.twitter.com/xuaycLRyrx
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 19, 2018
Over fifty FBI agents accepted (collectively, I think, not individually) over 300 illegal gifts or gratuities from reporters/producers:
#IGReport IG Report
Gianforte: *Finally Someone* Talking about the FBI Agents taking Bribes by reporters.
*Over 50+ agents with 300+ interactions*
Horowitz: "We wanted to make this public but, we have this work ongoing" 🚨🧐
— Ben Jammin 🇺🇸 (@xBenJamminx) June 19, 2018
And here is Trey Gowdy being that Trey Gowdy we love to watch in action:
I can’t think of something more concerning than a law enforcement officer suggesting that their going to use their powers to affect an election!” Inspector General Horowitz on what was going on with numerous people regarding my election. A Rigged Witch Hunt!p
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
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