One Top F.B.I. Agent has learned there are consequences for going negative about the President of the United States. That is the lesson that Special Counsel gave one of his top agents recently. If you are investigating the President in such a case as this, you do not express your negative feelings to anybody.
The agent, Peter Strzok, is now being investigated by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General. FBI agents are supposed to not get personally involved in an investigation. NCIS Gibbs Rule Number Ten applies in this situation.
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WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter.
The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators. He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
But Mr. Strzok was reassigned this summer from Mr. Mueller’s investigation to the F.B.I.’s human resources department, where he has been stationed since. The people briefed on the case said the transfer followed the discovery of text messages in which Mr. Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr. Trump.
“Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the special counsel’s office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation,” said a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, Peter Carr.
The Justice Department’s inspector general office said in a statement that ….
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