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More Evidence That Russian Investigation Is Biased Against Trump?

Critics of Robert Mueller’s legal team, which is looking into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, have found another reason to question the probe’s impartiality.

Two of the investigators, an FBI agent and a lawyer, reportedly knew that Hillary Clinton would not face prosecution even before FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in 2016. The bureau did not find sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against the former secretary of state for her use of a private email server or her fundraising activities on behalf of the Clinton Foundation.

Agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page exchanged text messages indicating they knew ahead of time that Comey would not recommend an indictment. The texts were part of about 400 pages of such messages that the Justice Department gave to Congress on Friday.

Strzok is no longer involved in the Trump-Russia inquiry. Mueller got rid of him when another text message, which criticized the president, surfaced.

Page also recently resigned from the legal team.

Fox News reported that on July 1, 2016, in the heat of the presidential race, Strzok and Page wrote messages concerning then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to not prosecute Clinton.

“Timing looks like hell,” the FBI agent wrote.

The lawyer replied: “Yeah, that is awful timing. It’s a real profile in courage, since she knows no charges will be brought.”

The discussion took place four days before Comey’s announcement, according to The Blaze. The bureau chief, whom President Trump fired in May 2017, acknowledged that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in handling classified government information while heading the State Department during the Obama administration’s first four-year term.

Strzok and Page, who reportedly were engaged in a romantic relationship at the time, shared their thoughts about the statement that Comey was preparing. According to Fox News, the director originally wrote that Clinton and then-President Obama had exchanged sensitive emails while the secretary of state was “in the territory” of a U.S. adversary.

Comey later removed Obama’s name and inserted “senior government official” instead. The final version of the statement did not reference the matter at all.

The Justice Department told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that there were many more text messages between Strzok and Page, from December 2016 to May 2017, which investigators were not releasing. The documents that were made public featured numerous comments about the two major-party presidential candidates.

On May 4, 2016, the lawyer told the FBI agent: “It’s going to be a Clinton-Trump race. Unbelievable.”

Strzok responded: “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE.” He was referring to ”mid-year exam,” a term the FBI used for the Clinton email investigation.

The text messages are among hundreds of thousands of documents that Mueller’s team has obtained in its Trump-Russia probe. The special counsel already has indicted two key members of the president’s campaign: Paul Manafort, who resigned as campaign chairman three months before the election; and Michael Flynn, who became the White House national security adviser in the Trump administration but had to step down because of his Russian connections.

Manafort is charged with money laundering and other crimes, while Flynn is accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in December 2016.

Source: Daily Mail, The Blaze
Photo: Fox News, YouTube

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