Russia Probe to Finish By End of Summer — WashPost

FBI director Christopher A Wray

FBI director Christopher A Wray

Then, President Trump slammed the Federal Bureau of Investigation including the "great lovers", Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. "I mean they have no Republicans". "What he did was frightful".

“Comey was the ring leader of this whole, you know, den of thieves. "It was a den of thieves".

Text messages critical of President Donald Trump that were exchanged between two FBI officials who were working on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation "cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation", Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the forthcoming report Thursday, according to Bloomberg. The report made no accusations of criminal wrongdoing. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly claimed Clinton should have faced further consequences. Comey said had he known earlier about the laptops import it might have affected his decision to notify Congress.

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

In his first public comments on the report, Trump said in a pair of tweets early Friday that he had done "a great service" for the American people by firing Comey previous year.

FBI Director Chris Wray told reporters the FBI accepted the reports findings and was making changes, including requiring further training for FBI employees and re-emphasizing the importance of objectivity.

First, President Trump tweeted, that his voters are "the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen in our countries (sic) history".

Comey's firing on May 9 of a year ago was the first in a series of steps that led to the appointment of an independent special counsel.

Concerned about the "appearance that former President Clinton was influencing" the probe, Lynch began talking to her staff the next morning about possibly recusing herself from overseeing the investigation, the report says. The inquiry, which Trump regularly calls "phony" and a "witch hunt", has ensnared some of Trump's former aides and has been a dark cloud over his administration.

One of two Kansas City sheriff's deputies shot during inmate transport dies
The suspect was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. KSHB-TV reports the two deputies were transporting prisoners around 11:30 a.m. when they were "overcome" and were shot.

"Doesn't get any lower than that!" he wrote.

Onetime FBI attorney Lisa Page and current special agent Peter Strzok did not intend to leave for posterity a rich account of their thoughts and feelings as they lived through the events of 2016 - but that is what they have done.

Weiner had resigned from Congress in 2011 after it was revealed he sent lewd photographs and messages to women.

Strzok, replied, "No. No he won't".

But he was removed from the post in July 2017 after thousands of emails and text messages became public, including one in which he promised "we'll stop him" if Trump won.

The president said Friday that the IG report "totally exonerates me". The report did not examine or make any conclusions about the continuing special counsel investigation. "Obstruction is dead. There was no obstruction", said one source close to Trump, adding that his team believes there is now no need to interview the President.

Those text exchanges caused the inspector general to evaluate whether any of Strzok's decisions were affected by political considerations, and raised concerns that there was a "willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects".

It criticized the FBI and former director James Comey personally but did not find evidence that political bias tainted the investigation in the months and days leading up to Trump's election. Page only briefly worked on Mueller's team and left before the texts were discovered.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani weighed in on Fox News on Friday, saying, "They (Mueller) should end it". "The IG report yesterday went a long way to show that".

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