Sessions on IG report: 'We're not going to be defensive'

Sessions on IG report: 'We're not going to be defensive'

President Trump weighed in on the damning Department of Justice inspector general's report released Thursday, saying its conclusions justify his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.

President Donald Trump said the inspector general's report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation proves that the FBI and the Justice Department acted out of bias against him, but the report itself does not back up his claims.

USA president Donald Trump stepped up his offensive against Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, declaring it "totally discredited" following the release of a watchdog report documenting failings by the FBI.

The report also criticized FBI agent Strzok and former FBI lawyer Page, who were having an affair, for exchanging anti-Trump text messages that "cast a cloud" over the credibility of the investigation, but found no evidence "that these political views directly affected the specific investigative decisions that we reviewed".

President Trump reacted Friday morning to the long-awaited report by the Justice Department's inspector general by slamming messages exchanged between two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents - declaring it "doesn't get any lower than that!"

"There was total bias when you look at (FBI staff member) Peter Strzok, what he said about me; when you look at (then-FBI Director James) Comey and all his moves".

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But he was removed from the post in July 2017 after thousands of emails and text messages became public, including one in which he promised "we'll stop him" if Trump won.

Trump's lawyers have been in negotiations with Mueller's team since the end of a year ago over terms of an interview. But, in texts released Thursday, Page asks Strzok whether Trump might actually win the White House.

"I would never want to get involved in that", Trump said. Right?!" Another senior employee responds: "No. Investigators still had a lot to say, however.

The lawmakers are referencing Republican lawmakers efforts to obtain documents from the Justice Department about the launch of the Russian Federation probe, pointing to the FBI's deployment of a government informant to meet with Trump campaign officials as evidence of a "deep state" bias against Trump within the agency.

Strzok called Sanders, also a presidential candidate, "an idiot like Trump". Clinton and some Democrats have argued Comey's handling of the probe cost Clinton the election.

According to Horowitz's report, Obama was one of only a few people who had "direct contact" with Clinton through her private email account.

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