Among the items revealed in the report released by the Office of the Inspector General of the FBI is that another lawyer was ejected from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation because of anti-Trump text messages. On November 9 -- the day that President Donald Trump was elected -- the unidentified lawyer wrote: “I am numb.” The lawyer added, “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” in an apparent reference to the FBI’s handling of its probe into Hillary Clinton’s email protocol as secretary of state.
The FBI attorney who would later join Mueller’s team texted later in November 2016: “Viva Le Resistance.”
The FBI attorney worked on Mueller’s team until late February of this year. While that attorney remains unidentified, he was assigned to Mueller’s probe soon after it began in May 2017. That attorney also worked on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, as well as a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In an exchange on November 22, 2016, one FBI lawyer wrote: “Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?”
The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the FBI. I did a great service to the people in firing him. Good Instincts. Christopher Wray will bring it proudly back!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
The lawyer who would go on to join Mueller’s team responded: “Hell no. Viva le resistance.”
The OIG report noted that the lawyer claimed to investigators that he did not allow his political leanings or beliefs influence his work on the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server for classified communications, or the Russia probe.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, however, concluded in the probe that James Comey showed no political bias while he served as director of the FBI.