The reports coming out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions office seem to hint that there will be a DOJ-IG probe into the Hillary Clinton email investigation. There have been some startling revelations of biased behavior by DOJ officials and FBI agents. There are also some less than ethical connections between the investigators and the Clinton campaign.
If this IG investigation gets to the truth, things will get really difficult for the Special Counsel. The defense of the Trump camp becomes far less complicated, based on the loss of integrity of the investigation.
As Written and Reported By Kevin Johnson for USA Today:
WASHINGTON — In early January, news that the Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into the government’s disputed handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry was quickly overtaken by the chaotic run-up to President Trump’s inauguration.
Nearly a year later, Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s wide-ranging review of the FBI and Justice’s work in the politically-charged Clinton case now looms as a potential landmine for Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.
For months, Horowitz’s investigation — which has amassed interviews with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey and other key officials — had been grinding on in near anonymity. That is, until earlier this month when the inspector general acknowledged that Mueller was alerted to a cache of text messages exchanged between two FBI officials on his staff that disparaged Trump.
The communications, involving senior counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, were gathered in the course of Horowitz’s internal review of the Clinton case, which Strzok also helped oversee. Horowitz’s investigation is not examining Mueller’s operation. But the disclosures already have provided a hammer to Trump loyalists who are escalating their criticisms of the legitimacy of the special counsel’s inquiry….
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