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Senate To Investigate Scope Of FBI's Political Bias

08 December 2017

A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey's description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are urging the Department of Justice to investigate claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Hillary Clinton preferential treatment during the probe into her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Less than a week after former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn entered a plea deal admitting that he lied to FBI agents, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) indicated he was opening a probe into the "reported bias" of an agent said to be involved in Flynn's questioning, as well as in the FBI's Clinton email investigation.

So, what should be made, then, of the FBI or special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation - now that it's been revealed that one of their lead investigators was an anti-Trump, pro-Hillary Clinton partisan?

Then Gowdy trashed the idea that Strzok would be responsible for interviewing key witnesses in the Clinton probe.

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Grassley has also requested in his letter to Wray to view all the text messages in question, as well as any additional communications that may contain favorable or unfavorable statements about Trump or Hillary Clinton and any communications that may be involving Strzok regarding decisions about closing the Clinton investigation or opening up the investigation into potential collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government.

During a Thursday interview with Fox News, Gowdy pointed out the various problematic things that Agent Peter Strzok had done while overseeing the Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations. "They're the kind of people we want working in our Justice Department".

And Trump allies have continued to call for the appointment of a second special prosecutor to investigate Clinton and the Uranium One deal. And in awe. Thank you so much. "All my deepest respects". Trump fired Yates, accusing her of failing to uphold a lawful order that was "designed to protect the citizens of the United States".

"Special deals for special people is not the American way", Meadows said.

The Judicial Watch emails also show strong bias by several other Justice Department employees against Trump's travel ban. She remains the chief of the unit, according to her LinkedIn page.

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"I am so proud".

"Your job requires you to have the courage to stand up to the president, Mr. Director", Nadler said.

"We'll decline to comment on personnel questions", the spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon late Tuesday. Trump dismissed all Obama-appointed US attorneys in March.

"We sent a letter to Attorney General Sessions, Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein, and FBI Director [Christopher] Wray asking them to make available, make public, the application that we believe was taken to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court to enable the spying to take place on Americans associated with the Trump campaign", he said.

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Senate To Investigate Scope Of FBI's Political Bias