DECEMBER 06, 2017
A lawsuit filed by watchdog organization Judicial Watch would force the FBI to release the disparaging messages about President Donald Trump that a top FBI agent on the Russia investigation exchanged with an FBI lawyer on the same investigation.
Those messages forced Special Counsel Robert Mueller to kick the investigator, Peter Strzok, off of the Russia investigation, after the Department of Justice’s inspector general brought them to Mueller’s attention. Strzok played a leading role in both the Russia investigation as well as the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board argued that the biased messages are just the latest indicator that Mueller lacks credibility and should be replaced, while former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker said the revelation “casts a cloud over much of the Clinton investigation.”
The messages, which reportedly were exchanged during the presidential campaign, “should be responsive” to a lawsuit that Judicial Watch filed with the Department of Justice in October 2016, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told The Daily Caller.