The Russia Investigations: What The Justice IG Report Revealed

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

A day earlier, in a report the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) slammed Comey and alleged that its investigations have found that there were FBI officials willing to take actions that could have hurt the then candidate Trump.

Horowitz "singled out" Peter Strzok, who worked on both the Clinton email case and Russian Federation investigation, for his highly partisan texts to FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Noah added that the "worst part" of the findings were texts between Federal Bureau of Investigation counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and his "lover in the Federal Bureau of Investigation", that expressed anti-Trump bias, with Strzok saying President Trump would be stopped if he won the election.

"On August 8, 2016, Page had sent a message to Strzok asking "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? "We'll stop it", Mr Strzok responded.

Trump also alleged that Comey gave a clean chit to Hillary Clinton, his rival in the presidential election.

"Peter Strzok should not have a job anywhere near our Justice Department", said North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who is close to Trump, after a briefing on the report.

Comey defended his actions in an op-ed published in the New York Times after the report was released.

The report branded Mr Comey as insubordinate for repeatedly breaking with Justice Department protocol in his handling of the email probe in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

The IG report is set to be released to members of Congress on Thursday. Ms Page and Mr Strzok were romantically involved and used their work phones to engage in long-running text discussions of various work and personal topics, according to people familiar with the case. And Trump took it one step further, barreling out of the White House on Friday for an unannounced, early-morning television interview that turned into a almost hour-long appearance with reporters, during which he returned time and again to the idea that the report had exonerated him amid special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russian election interference. "I did a great service to the people in firing him", Trump tweeted. 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.

"I would like to talk, but it seems to be very biased", Trump said of the special counsel's probe.

"We identified numerous instances in which Comey used a personal email account to conduct unclassified Federal Bureau of Investigation business", the 500-page report states. But the report ultimately notes that agency employees are entitled to their own political views and found no evidence that the investigation was compromised by political bias.

Related News:

  • Who, where and when do England play in Russian Federation ?

    Who, where and when do England play in Russian Federation ?

    The single was the soundtrack to England's World Cup win in 1966. "Of course I saw a lot of English players. It's going to be a gruelling adventure but we're very proud of what they are all doing".
    Big Nabil Fekir update in French press hours after deal collapses

    Big Nabil Fekir update in French press hours after deal collapses

    The 24-year-old Fekir reportedly had his medical with a view to a move for 65 million euros ($77 million), plus eventual bonuses. Fekir , who scored 18 goals and made a further eight, is now in preparations with France ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup.
    Nabil Fekir Booked In For Liverpool Medical On Friday

    Nabil Fekir Booked In For Liverpool Medical On Friday

    Having already signed Fabinho from Monaco , Jurgen Klopp is clearly looking to bolster his midfield options. Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, offered little encouragement when speaking on Thursday.
  • Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid break silence, reveal next action

    Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid break silence, reveal next action

    The mess in the national team: "It's not up to us to put a measure on it". "But I also understand the position of the federation". Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain square off on Friday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the second match of Group B.
    President Trump Congratulates John Cox, GOP Primary Winners in Calif.

    President Trump Congratulates John Cox, GOP Primary Winners in Calif.

    Additionally, the Republican who stepped down from the seat earlier this year won reelection in 2016 by over 20 percentage points. President Trump is giving a round of applause to GOP nominees who were able to advance out of California's jungle primary.
    Ethiopian pastor reportedly killed by crocodile as he attempted to baptize worshippers

    Ethiopian pastor reportedly killed by crocodile as he attempted to baptize worshippers

    While hardly an everyday occurrence, crocodile attacks are a known risk in Ethiopia - as in any region where they thrive. His body was later recovered from the water with bite marks on his back, legs and hands, according to local reports.
  • Nadal beats del Potro to reach 11th French final

    Nadal beats del Potro to reach 11th French final

    Cecchinato will battle hard without a doubt, but look for Thiem to hold his nerve and continue his run on clay. Facing set point as he trailed 9-10, Thiem audaciously sliced a backhand drop-shot victor .
    Foreign Leaders Burned by Trump

    Foreign Leaders Burned by Trump

    While trade is not officially on the agenda of the G-7 summit, there is a theme called "economic growth that works for everyone". The Trump administration's claims that its trade is tied to national security is less of a hard fact than a political argument.

    Tributes pour in for Kate Spade

    After news of her suicide emerged, it was claimed by sources close to the couple that Andy had recently asked Kate for a divorce. Saffo told the paper she frequently visited her sister in NY and Napa, where Spade had a vacation home.
  • Eid to be celebrated tomorrow

    Eid to be celebrated tomorrow

    Eid al-Fitr Greetings May the lessons of the Prophet inspire us to be better, not just during Ramadan but throughout the year. Eid al-Fitr is "the feast of the breaking of the fast" that begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan .
    Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

    Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

    The statement by Fed officials explaining the vote also hinted at a slightly faster pace for future rate increases. Should the Fed's expectations prove accurate, its policy would then be meant to slow the economy.
    Voter roll purge won't happen in Minnesota

    Voter roll purge won't happen in Minnesota

    If voters fail to return the notices and do not vote in another election for four years, OH cancels their registration. OH has sent more than 3 million notices of address confirmation since 2011, when Husted became Secretary of State.


Most liked

Cohen Files Restraining Order Against Avenatti
Avenatti's actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity", the motion said. Cohen attempted to argue that Avenatti's media appearances could jeopardize his chances at a fair trial.

Afghanistan fight back as India reach 347-6 in test debut
Khan was one of a handful of Afghan players in this year's Indian Premier League and proved one of its most risky bowlers. Our batsmen have faced different bowlers - spinners and pacers both - and that is the best preparation.

California to vote on splitting into 3 states
The Secretary of State's office reports that enough valid signatures have been collected to put the measure on the ballot. Revisions, Amar wrote in 2017, are generally seen by the courts as the most substantial kinds of changes to a government.

Singapore Postcard: Summit a chance to showcase its food
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore . The agency suggested that in Singapore , Yachi might hold a meeting with Trump's national security adviser John Bolton.

Macron uses laws and sausages to deflect Trump call question
In an interview Sunday on German public television, Merkel also says European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade. The leaders of the world's richest countries came together Friday to smooth over their differences - especially with U.S.

Arjun Kapoor's Sweet Message for Jhanvi Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes!
When asked if she had received any tips from her, Janhvi, with a lump in her throat, said, "I definitely miss her today". She also spoke about the one professional advice given to her by Sridevi that will always stay with her.

The Tony Awards reach out for some help from The Boss
She concluded: "To all the artists out there, be your true self and the world will take note". Billy Joel gave his friend Bruce Springsteen a special Tony Award .

Gears of War 5 Announced With E3 Reveal Trailer
While Gears 5 will be available for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, Gears Tactics will be available only for Windows 10 PCs. The Gears of War franchise is coming to Android, but it's not going to offer what you would expect from the series.

Canadian F1 Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Saturday's Results, Times, Final Grid
And then taking a sweet victory and winning the Canadian GP for the first time since Schumacher did so in 2004. Max Verstappen was third and the other Red Bull auto , driven by Daniel Ricciardo , was fourth.

Bioware's Anthem Will Be Released On Feb. 22nd For Consoles And PC
After the severe criticism EA received for Battlefront 2 a year ago , this time around the company has vowed to change the game. They will also get early access to Madden 19, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V and Anthem .

Meghan Makes Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut with Queen Elizabeth
Markle previously raised a select few eyebrows with her choice of wedding dress , which also let a bit of shoulder peek through. Joining the Queen to watch the event were other senior Royals, including Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge .

Warriors crush Cavs to win third National Basketball Association title in past four years
The selfless superstar with the deadly 3-point shot smiled, and Stephen Curry's teammates smiled with him. The 76ers and Celtics are the young, up-and-coming teams that are not far off from winning big.

Putin heads to Beijing for state visit with birthday buddy Xi Jinping
But the US President recommended Russian Federation be re-invited into the club, insisting Moscow should have a seat at the table. Think the United Nations, the World Bank and the Group of 20, which brings together leaders of the world's biggest economies.

Hitman 2 officially announced for later this year, drops episodic format
To get all the latest on Hitman 2, be sure to follow Hitman on Facebook and Twitter and WB Games on Facebook and Twitter. This is going to be a full game rather than the previous episodic experience, though there'll be post-launch expansions.

Judge Who Sentenced Stanford Swimmer Recalled Amid #MeToo Movement
With 100% of Santa Clara County precincts reporting , 60% of voters said Persky should be removed from the bench. Turner has appealed his conviction, and judicial canons bar judges from speaking directly about pending cases.