FBI Director Christopher Wray’s press conference Thursday, in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s report on the FBI’s mishandling of the Clinton email server investigation, was nauseating and chilling. After listening to it, one could be forgiven for thinking that all that had really happened was some FBI employees had been caught taking red staplers or performing office hijinks.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Wray toed the same line as the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, claiming that there was no political bias on display.
Yet, anyone with more than a few brain cells can skim a dozen of the 568 pages in that document and see it is replete with case after case of bias. Perhaps worst of all of those was FBI official Peter Strzok’s text message to fellow
FBI employee and reported lover, Lisa Page, that Trump wouldn’t become president because “We’ll stop it.” Strzok, who was involved in investigating both the Clinton email scandal and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, claims, of course, that his texts are misunderstood and he totally didn’t mean anything by it.
Similarly, another FBI lawyer, also part of the Clinton investigation, proclaimed “Viva la Resistance!” in a text message. Yet another FBI employee said Trump voters were “all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS.”
There’s a word for such behavior: Bias.