The Department of Justice on Thursday acknowledged that some members of the media received copies of texts between two FBI agents before members of Congress did, and said the disclosures “were not authorized.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is calling on the Justice Department to hand over more information regarding the text messages exchanged between two senior FBI employees and any communications they had with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Text messages between FBI agents previously assigned to the special counsel investigation into alleged Russian collusion included a pitch for an “insurance policy” that would cover the possibility of a Trump presidency.
Two FBI agents, who have since been dismissed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with Russia, sent anti-Trump texts cheering Hillary Clinton and bashing Trump as an idiot.
A newly released email bolsters Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claim that he only failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. on a form because an FBI agent told him that he did not have to do so.
The FBI is investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D.) administration after it was revealed that multiple employees were hired to work in the governor’s office and paid through various state agencies and public authorities, according to a new report.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is stepping up his investigation into liberal bias among FBI agents and Justice Department officials.