Politicized FBI Show ‘Extreme Bias’ Against President Trump
Friday, the White House said newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI.
The accusation came just before President Trump speech at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Va.
President Trump describes the bureau as “in tatters,” spoke at a ceremony at the FBI campus for law enforcement leaders graduating from a program aimed at raising law enforcement standards.
The WH Deputy Press Secretary told reporters that edits to former FBI Director James Comey’s statement on Hillary Clinton’s private e-Mail server and text messages from a top agent critical of President Trump are “deeply troubling.”
“There is extreme bias against this president with high-up members of the team there at the FBI who were investigating Hillary Clinton at the time,” the WH charged, as special counsel Robert Mueller pushes on with a probe of possible Trump Campaign ties to Russia.
President Trump said he maintains confidence in the FBI’s rank-and-file.
Edits to the Comey Draft appeared to soften the gravity of the bureau’s finding in its Y 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-Mail server while serving as former President Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State.
The disclosure of politically charged text messages sent by one of the agents on The Clinton Case, Peter Strzok, were “eye-opening.”
Mr. Strzok, who was in the room as Mrs. Clinton was interviewed, was later assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to investigate potential coordination between Russia and The Trump Campaign. He was re-assigned to a low level desk job in HR after the messages were uncovered this Summer.
About 200 leaders in law enforcement from around the country attended the weeks-long FBI National Academy program aimed at raising law enforcement standards and cooperation. Coursework included intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science.
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