Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe — Federal Bureau of Investigation report

Former FBI director James Comey

The report issued yesterday specifically was about the FBI's Clinton investigation - not the FBI's investigations into Trump or Russian actions. He said Comey made a "serious error of judgment" when he told Congress he was re-opening the investigation only days after closing.

Sessions spoke at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

"The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI", Trump wrote.

Then he turned to other reporters and went over the same list for another 20 minutes.

He said that the Inspector General report released Thursday was "pretty good" but "blew it at the very end" by saying that the investigations were not tainted by bias. "There was total bias", Trump declared Friday.

"I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves".

Kaufman said he sees the anti-Trump text as another indication that some cards are stacked against the president.

President Donald Trump came out swinging Friday, lodging a remarkable series of claims and accusations about a new watchdog report about the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of emails.

"The damage caused by these employees' actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear (Clinton) investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI's reputation for neutral fact finding and political independence", CNN quoted the report.

The report, the IG report was a horror show. "I did a great service to the people in firing him", Trump tweeted.

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in before testifying
Image Mr Comey says he respected the work of the inspector general

Trump distanced himself from his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, whose bail was revoked by a federal judge on Friday.

In one August 2016 exchange between the lovers, Page asked Strzok if it was possible that Trump would become president.

Trump, who had praised the relaunch of the probe on the even of the election, a year ago cited Comey's handling of the investigation when he abruptly dismissed him as FBI director. But the report, by the department's internal watchdog, does not find evidence that Comey was motivated by political bias or preference in his decisions.

While the president remained mum on the report's findings, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders offered the first reaction.

As the FBI investigated both candidates running for president in 2016, two Federal Bureau of Investigation employees exchanged thousands of personal texts and messages that included a running political commentary - including newly released messages in which one of them expressed a desire to "stop" the election of Donald Trump. This is FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking Thursday after the report's release.

Shortly after tweeting about Comey, Trump gave an impromptu interview to Fox News on the White House front lawn and again took the opportunity to savage Comey's Federal Bureau of Investigation. During the 2016 presidential election, he focused on the Democratic campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley.

"But my emails", she said, reacting in a three-word tweet.

Trump has suggested anyone less politically connected than Clinton would have been charged for the same behavior, yet the report does not second-guess the FBI's decision to spare her from prosecution.

The report looked at how the FBI handled its investigation into Clinton's email practices and whether she mishandled classified information through an unofficial, private email account.

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