Republican National Committee
June 14, 2018

FBI Agents Texted About Stopping Trump Presidency 

  • This report further demonstrates that a fervent anti-Trump bias existed from the very beginning of the Russia investigation. 
  • Look no further than Peter Strzok -who originally led the FBI’s Russia investigation - and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
  • Their texts are full of anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias. 
  • Today’s report shows the most damning evidence yet - a text from Strzok to Page assuring her, “We’ll stop [Trump from becoming president].”
  • The Inspector General concluded that these texts and others like it are “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.” 
  • The report stated that five different FBI agents sent pro-Clinton and anti-Trump texts - and implied using official authority to target Trump.
  • In spite of all of this, Strzok remains employed by the FBI. He is still on the payroll. He still has a security clearance.
  • How is that possible, when he broke FBI protocol and conspired to use his standing in our chief law enforcement agency to sway the results of an election and go after President Trump? 
Comey Guilty of Insubordination, Breaking FBI Protocol 
  • Today’s IG report also bolsters President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey, someone who broke protocol and did irreparable damage to the FBI.
  • Comey, who has spent months on a book tour touting his record of “ethical leadership,” has been accused of: 
    • Being ‘insubordinate’   
      • Per the IG report,  he “acknowledged that he made a conscious decision not to tell Department leadership about his plans to make a separate statement [on Hillary Clinton] because he was concerned that they would instruct him not to do it.” 
    •  ‘Damaging the bureau and the Justice Department’s image of impartiality’   
    • ‘Deviating’ from FBI procedure
    • Using his personal e-mail for FBI business – an action which is ‘inconsistent’ with FBI policy.
      • It was also revealed that Strzok and Page used their personal account to conduct FBI business as well, which begs the question, is this why they went so easy on Hillary Clinton? 
  • The American people deserve to have trust in the highest levels of law enforcement and the FBI, and as today’s IG report shows, James Comey – through his carelessness, his self-importance, and his arrogance – eroded that trust.