Joe Hoft – Chris Farrell, the Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch, was a guest on FOX News last night to discuss the portion of Huma Abedin’s emails that were released by the State Department yesterday. During the interview Farrell pointed out how former FBI Director James Comey lied before Congress when discussing the emails in front of Congress.
Gateway pundit’s Cristina Lalia reported yesterday that as previously reported, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed in October the State Department admitted it received 2,800 Huma Abedin government documents from the FBI that were found on her husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Joshua Caplan – Thanks to the soon to be released Justice Inspector General report, Hillary Clinton may find herself in MORE hot water if political bias is found to have played a role in the email investigation’s findings, says former Justice Department official Michael Bromwich.
Former Justice inspector general Michael Bromwich said that the office has a long established record as “a reliable and independent voice” that has held some of the most powerful institutions to account.
Jamie White – Thousands of text messages between two top FBI investigators have been turned over to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including anti-Trump messages that reveal a desire to start the probe into Russian collusion as an “insurance policy” should Donald Trump win the presidency.
Among the damning texts between investigator Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page is an excerpt describing the Russia investigation as an “insurance policy” meant to ensure Trump’s overthrow should he win the presidency.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” — an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe — “that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok told Page in a text from August 15, 2016.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 ….”
Judicial Watch – JW Digital Strategist Jerry Dunleavy (filling in for Carter Clews) joined JW Staff Attorney Michael Bekesha to compare the Clinton investigation with the ongoing Mueller investigation into alleged Trump/Russia collusion during the 2016 election.
Joshua Caplan – In yet another blow to Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel was forced to fire a top FBI agent after possible anti-Trump text messages were discovered.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter. The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators. He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.