Texts Reportedly Show Former Mueller Team Members Knew Charges Wouldn't Be Filed Against Clinton
JENNI FINK | JAN 21, 2018 | 3:59 PM
Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesAfter text messages between senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page and agent Peter Strzok revealed a heavy bias against President Donald Trump, Strzok was reassigned to the FBI's human resources department.
However, before he was reassigned, he worked on the investigation into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account.
According to Fox News, the U.S. Department of Justice supplied congressional committees with 384 pages of text messages.
Lawmakers told Fox News that some of the newly discovered ones indicate that Page and Strzok knew Clinton wouldn't be charged before she was even interviewed.
Fox News reported one of the exchanges between the two parties referenced then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's decision to accept the FBI's conclusion after an impromptu meeting with former President Bill Clinton.
“Timing looks like hell,” Strzok reportedly texted Page.
“Yeah, that is awful timing,” Page wrote back and added later, “It's a real profile in couragw (sic), since she knows no charges will be brought.”
Clinton met with the FBI for a three-hour interview on July 2, 2016. Fox News reported the exchange is dated July 1, 2016.
A recent report by The Daily Caller also revealed that the FBI “failed to preserve” text messages between Page and Strzok from Dec. 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017.
Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department, said “misconfiguration issues” caused the data to not be “automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval.”