Newly released text messages between high ranking FBI officials show a pro-Hillary Clinton bias.
The communication between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page illustrates they wanted to go easy on Clinton during the agency’s investigation of the former Secretary of State because they thought she would be president.
Fox News reports:
FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were concerned about being too tough on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the bureau’s investigation into her email practices because she might hold it against them as president, text messages released on Thursday indicated.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released new messages between bureau officials Page and Strzok, who were having an affair and exchanged more than 50,000 texts with each other during the election.
Page said to Strzok:
“She might be our next president. The last thing you need [is] going in there loaded for bear,” she continued. “You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more [DOJ] than [FBI]?”
“Agreed. I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.”
The exchange shows political considerations were affecting the way the FBI was going to investigate Clinton.
This is especially serious because Strzok was the lead investigator of Hillary Clinton’s private email system and was tied to changing the conclusion of the investigation announced by former FBI Director James Comey.