Sen. Kennedy on Strzok's 'We'll Stop' Trump Text: 'In Louisiana, We Call That Bias'
The Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation reportedly reveals new text messages between two FBI officials who were romantically involved.
Agent Peter Strzok, who has since been reassigned, texted then-FBI attorney Lisa Page in August 2016 that "we’ll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president, The Washington Post reported.
"[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Page texted to Strzok.
"No. No he won’t. We'll stop it," Strzok responded.
Previously reported text messages between Strzok and Page revealed an antipathy toward then-candidate Trump. However, Bloomberg reported that Horowitz’s report "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence [in the Clinton case] that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed."
Reacting on "Outnumbered Overtime," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said he believes it's clear what was being articulated by Strzok, a key player in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations, and Page.
"In Louisiana, we call that bias. We don't call that objective," said Kennedy, adding that a U.S. attorney will likely review the issues and decide whether to pursue charges. He said he and many others want to see the facts, without "spin or speculation."
"Some of the bacon-wrapped shrimp crowd here in Washington think the American people aren't smart enough to figure it out. They are. ... The American people don't have time to read Aristotle every day, but if you give them the facts, they'll draw their own conclusions," he said.
The highly anticipated report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz also faulted former FBI Director James Comey for going beyond his authority in the Clinton email investigation and breaking from FBI and Justice Department procedures. The report does not accuse Comey of being politically biased.
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