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WH: IG Report Confirms Bias, Misconduct at FBI

WH: IG Report Confirms Bias, Misconduct at FBI

By    |   Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:04 PM

The White House said Thursday the much-awaited inspector general report about the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation "reaffirms" President Donald Trump's belief that there was some sort of bias at the bureau during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz's report, which was made public earlier Thursday.

"The president was briefed on the IG report earlier today. It reaffirms the president's suspicions about [former FBI director James] Comey's conduct and the bias about some members at the FBI," Sanders said.

Sanders then alluded to an FBI press conference with director Christopher Wray scheduled for later Thursday.

"We encourage you to tune in for specific questions," Sanders said.

The IG report found that Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Clinton investigation but that he showed no outward signs of political bias. Horowitz's team did locate, however, a text message from FBI agent Peter Strzok in which he vowed to stop Trump from winning the presidential election.

Sanders said the text message shows there was political bias within the bureau's ranks. Strzok worked on the Clinton email probe and, for a brief time last year, on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation team.

"Certainly again, it causes a great deal of concern," Sanders said. "I think it points out the political bias that the president has been talking about and has been repeatedly mentioned from this administration that we found to be a huge problem."

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The White House said Thursday the much-awaited inspector general report about the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation "reaffirms" President Donald Trump's belief that there was some sort of bias at the bureau during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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