It is now clear as day that the FBI simply has no credibility left. The FBI cannot be trusted and there are slim chances they can ever hope to be an agency not under intense scrutiny and suspicion in the future.
Maybe today’s actions will prove us wrong!
Peter Strzok, the FBI official under fire over a series of anti-Trump text messages, was ‘escorted’ from the FBI building, his lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.
Jake Tapper reported, “He was escorted from the FBI building on Friday.” Legal correspondent Laura Jarrett explained that he was still employed at the FBI as of Tuesday afternoon, but is facing a professional responsibility investigation.
— CNN (@CNN) June 19, 2018
Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman argued that even though his client has “played by the rules,” he has been targeted by “unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”
“All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears tainted by political influence,” a statement from Goelman said. “Instead of publicly calling for a long-serving FBI agent to be summarily fired, politicians should allow the disciplinary process to play out free from political pressure.”
“Despite being put through a highly questionable process,” Goelman continued, “Pete has complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the buidling as part of the ongoing internal proceedings.”
This move came after Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced last week that Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages, including one in which Strzok promised his lover that he would “stop” Trump, had undercut the credibility of the department in serious ways. That IG report concluded:
[I]t is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.
I could see him walk free if he turns on Comey, McCabe, Brennan, and Clapper. Hillary committed the crime, but the rest of these Bozo’s tried to cover it up.
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