IG Report Uncovers New FBI Official Text Saying ‘We’ll Stop’ Trump From Winning

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)
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A new exchange of text messages between FBI officials, included in an upcoming Justice Department Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton probe, shows one of the agents said “we’ll stop” President Donald Trump from reaching the White House.

The new texts, obtained by the Washington Post, are part of a trove of messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a lead FBI investigator and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer that were highly critical of Trump during the 2016 election.

Trump’s “not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote.

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded, according to the Post report.

While Strzok did eventually work as an investigator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — and was removed from the investigation once Mueller found the messages — he was working on the Clinton email probe at the time he sent the text to Page.

Strzok even had a significant role in reopening the Clinton investigation just weeks before the 2016 election– he co-wrote the first draft of former FBI director James Comey’s letter to Congress announcing he was reopening the investigation.

Democrats blame that letter and Comey’s announcement for Clinton’s loss to Trump.

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  1. The clinton probe was over by august

  2. Of course who is the “we” is the “we” the voters or Dems.
    Also once again this report is about how the FBI mis handled something that helped drump not hurt drump. We have yet to see anything the FBI did to help Clinton win.

  3. Geeze, so one agents personal opinion is going to be the pretext for a huge deluge of RW bullshit starting in 5…4…3…2…1

  4. An innocuous private muttering between 2 lovers will be the only thing we hear for the next 1-2 years.

  5. Avatar for hoppy hoppy says:

    By and large, the FBI is an organization of conservatives, mostly Republican. The idea that a big group of Republicans would favor Hillary for anything other than prosecution is ludicrous. However, the FBI also knew that Trump was a Russian asset, so it follows that individually they opposed Trump, as did all intelligent people.

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