Director Defends FBI After Trump Says Bureau Is in 'Tatters'


He said he also had talked to another whistleblower who witnessed a video teleconference last February between bureau leadership and their special agents in charge on the day former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned over lying to Vice President Pence over his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

But now, thanks to a CNN source, we finally know the name of the FBI agent who suggested that change - Peter Strzok, the very same agent who was just removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation for "anti-Trump bias".

The subsequent language is softer and therefore was less damaging to Clinton - who was at that time locked in a bruising presidential campaign with then-candidate Donald Trump.

And it's obvious that the media craves something really big. What is the FBI hiding? Lerner's extraordinarily misleading admission had the object of exculpating IRS management from misconduct that could no longer be denied. This gives President Trump the right to express his side in any case, added Dowd.

FBI Director Chris Wray sent an internal email to FBI employees Monday amid concerns about morale.

Grassley said in October he wrote a letter to Strzok requesting "voluntary cooperation and a private transcribed interview with the committee", but received no reply.

The Department of Justice's inspector general is already conducting an investigation of the FBI's handling of the Clinton email case. True as that is, expecting such restraint to do so was misguided. Trump's supporters, profiting off ABC's own-goal, were quick to start shouting again about "fake news" from the mainstream press.

In Texas, for example, the average cost of investigating and prosecuting a death penalty case is $2.3 million.

The US government is a sieve when it comes to keeping things secret. Grassley, citing news reports, said Strzok "appears to have been responsible for removing language suggesting legal jeopardy for Clinton" in Comey's conclusion of that investigation.

During the Clinton investigation, Strzok interviewed Clinton about her use of a private email server that to house classified documents. The bureaucrat at the fulcrum of the scandal, Lois Lerner, was unabashedly partisan, launching a comprehensive and unconstitutional inquiry into conservative groups even as she was "joking" that "she wanted to work for the pro-Obama group Organizing for America". "But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness", Trump tweeted Sunday.

Hewitt, a Post contributing columnist, hosts a nationally syndicated radio show and is author of "The Fourth Way: The Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP Majority".

Comey and his people knew the law.

Phyllis Schlafly felt an incoming president should take control of all of the Executive Branch to ensure loyalty to his mandate.

This is a significant development as it now questions the integrity and impartiality of both the Clinton and Russian investigations, especially the former. Various estimates put the potential casualties in South Korea at tens or even hundreds of thousands. He made these arguments in multiple appearances before Congress and every time he ventured near an open microphone.

Trump told the New York Times this past summer he would consider it a 'violation' if Mueller were to expand the probe beyond Russia.

Meanwhile, many of Trump's enemies are still harboring their go-nowhere fantasies of impeachment.