Mueller Reassigned Top FBI Agent in Russia Probe over anti-Trump Texts

Mueller Reassigned Top FBI Agent in Russia Probe over anti-Trump Texts

Mueller Reassigned Top FBI Agent in Russia Probe over anti-Trump Texts

Trump has criticized the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation, initially citing it as his reason for firing former FBI director James Comey on May 9. The president added that the FBI's reputation "is in Tatters - worst in History!"

"By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russian Federation collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress' constitutional oversight responsibility", Nunes said in a statement Saturday afternoon. His disappointment that the FBI, one of the last agencies to lose its good standing among the American people, had succumbed to blatant partisan politics and could no longer be trusted on points of law enforcement and investigation was palpable. and heart-breaking. A spokeswoman at the Justice Department said "we are aware of the allegation and taking any and all appropriate steps".

A spokesperson for Mueller's office said, "Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the special counsel's office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation". He was reportedly reassigned from the investigation to the FBI's human resources department, a move which is largely seen within the bureau as a demotion.

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Mueller was appointed in May to lead the Justice Department's investigation into whether President Trump or any of his associates colluded with Russian during the 2016 White House race.

And McCabe, who still now serves as the FBI's deputy director, has also come under scrutiny for monies his wife's failed 2015 campaign for a Virginia state senate seat received from political organizations with ties to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Such contempt action has been under consideration by Nunes and other Intelligence Committee Republicans for several weeks.

Three sources told the Times that the catalyst was the discovery of text messages in which Strzok reacted to news events - including presidential debates - in ways that could be deemed critical of Donald Trump.

The committee's infighting has stepped up since October, coinciding with Democratic complaints that Nunes has returned to a more active capacity for Republicans in the committee's Russian Federation investigation.

Rep. Michael Conaway of Texas officially has taken over the Republican reins from Nunes on the investigation.

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