Published: Lun, Décembre 04, 2017
International | By Oceane Deschanel

Mueller Removed Top FBI Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

Mueller Removed Top FBI Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

His disappointment that the FBI, one of the last agencies to lose its good standing among the American people, had succumbed to blatant partisan politics and could no longer be trusted on points of law enforcement and investigation was palpable. and heart-breaking.

The New York Times and Washington Post report that the agent, Peter Strzok, as the FBI's deputy head of counterintelligence, played a major role in the investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as well as the possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was having an affair with a senior FBI lawyer named Lisa Page, the Post said.

The cost comes from a number of things, including paying over a dozen attorneys, dozens of FBI agents and support staff. Money is also reportedly going toward travel expenses and office supplies.

"The country is tearing itself apart, and men like Pete Strzok are victims".

Strzok was reassigned this summer from Mueller's investigation to the F.B.I.'s human resources department, where he has been stationed since.

The FBI declined to comment.

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The department has already provided members of House leadership and the Intelligence Committee with "several hundred pages of classified documents" and multiple briefings - including whether any FBI payments were made related to the dossier, and has cleared witnesses including McCabe and Strzok to testify, she said.

The president's most vociferous defenders in Congress have called for a special counsel to investigate how the FBI handled the Clinton probe, and other Clinton-connected matters.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sara Isgur Flores said in an email that "we disagree with the chairman's characterization and will continue to work with congressional committees to provide the information they request consistent with our national security responsibilities". Of the four, two have pled guilty to lying to the FBI - Flynn and a former Trump campaign adviser.

Dowd: "The tweet did not admit obstruction".

Judge Rudolph Contreras accepted Flynn's guilty plea and the maximum sentence is five years in prison. Word of the texts could give new fuel to those demands.

It is not clear what the messages said, only that they were apparently conversational responses to campaign news items and were anti-Trump and supportive of Clinton. Much of the agency's senior leadership jobs are currently filled by people who were put in those positions by Comey and Wray has yet to make many significant changes at the top. But the issue was resurrected in late October, when Comey informed congressional leaders that the FBI had discovered new Clinton emails on a laptop belonging to former congressman Anthony Weiner, then the subject of a separate FBI investigation.

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