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Politics Trump questions how Russia probe can 'proceed' given FBI agent's private comments

04:25  12 july  2018
04:25  12 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts apologized, say Democrats

  FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts apologized, say Democrats Strzok told a closed-door House meeting last week that he was sorry for the texts and was not driven by bias.WASHINGTON — The FBI agent who worked on separate investigations of Donald Trump's campaign and Hillary Clinton's use of private email said that he is sorry he sent inflammatory tests about Trump, according to two Democratic sources who heard last week's closed-door House testimony by the agent.

Trump tweeted about the allegations Sunday morning. Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI " agent ' s role in Clinton probe under review." The FBI declined to comment . Rumors over the cause of Strzok's removal have swirled for months.

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President Trump on Wednesday once again blasted the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, suggesting that FBI agent Peter Strzok compromised the probe from its outset.

"How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok?" Trump tweeted. "Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear!"

Strzok previously served as the chief of the FBI's counterespionage section and played a role in the early days of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation after he was made aware that the agent exchanged text messages critical of Trump with another FBI official, Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was allegedly having an affair.

Trump's tweet came during his visit to Brussels for the annual NATO summit. Minutes before he leveled his attack on Twitter against Strzok, the president also tore into Page for her reported plans to defy a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee.

Giuliani: Trump interview with Mueller 'further away'

  Giuliani: Trump interview with Mueller 'further away' President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Thursday night that an interview between the president and special counsel Robert Mueller's team is "probably further away" than before.Giuliani made the comments during a Fox News interview while reacting to FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok's testimony before a joint House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing on Thursday.

WASHINGTON—The FBI agent who was removed from his post last summer for allegedly sending text messages critical of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign led the bureau ’ s investigation into Hillary Clinton’ s use of a private email server and later served as the top agent on its probe into

House conservatives ramp up accusations of bias against Trump in Russia probe . Christopher Wray, Trump ' s nominee for FBI director. (Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP). Strzok — a top counter-intelligence agent who also helped run the investigation into Hillary Clinton’ s use of a private email

"Ex-FBI LAYER [sic] Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!" Trump tweeted. "Wow, but is anybody really surprised! Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER!"

Trump has repeatedly decried the Russia investigation as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax" intended to undermine his presidency.

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