I.G. Report: Mueller Investigation Lawyer 'Viva Le Resistance'

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An unnamed lawyer who held a prominent role in the Mueller investigation expressed anti-Trump bias on several occasions, according to the bombshell Justice Department Inspector General report released Thursday.

The 500-plus page I.G. report focused on several individuals within the FBI who expressed major disdain and bias toward then-candidate Donald Trump. One individual in particular, “FBI Attorney 2”, held a role in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation and later was assigned to the Mueller investigation.

On page 444 of the I.G. report, a conclusion is made that the anti-Trump comments by “FBI Attorney 2” were jokes.

“We identified instant messages on FBINet involving FBI Attorney 2 that discussed political issues. Most of these exchanges appeared to be jokes or attempts at humor, often involving Trump,” as stated in the I.G. report.

The I.G. report continues and seems to draw the conclusion that “FBI Attorney 2” was engaged in political “commentary” and was able to keep his personal views separate from any active investigations.

The FBI attorney provided this explanation when pressed on whether or not his political leanings would contaminate active investigations.

“I, like most people, have particular views on, on politics. I’m a bit of a news junkie when it comes to government. It’s one of the main reasons I, I joined the federal workforce is because I’ve always found it so fascinating and interesting,” he said. “But when it came to doing my work, I never injected this, this type of, of color commentary or this type of water cooler type talk into that. I, I maintained impartiality and just tried to work through the issues individually as they came through. So if they needed some assistance on a warrant or some assistance on, you know, potentially pursuing contacts with another government agency or something like that, like, I just, I assisted with the process more like, kind of like an XO type role I guess.“

The I.G. report would state that three text exchanges raised the concern of political bias.

“The first of these exchanges was on October 28, 2016, shortly after Comey’s October 28 letter to Congress that effectively announced the reopening of the Midyear investigation,” as stated in the I.G. report.
Here is the exchange:

13:44:42, to FBI Employee 1: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”

13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”

14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic.... Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”

15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction.”

The exchange shows the bewilderment between the agents in having to reopen an investigation that might harm the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. This type of dialogue between the agents continued into November after Trump secured the Presidency. The next exchange shows extreme political bias.

Here is this exchange from November 9, 2016:

09:38:14, FBI Attorney 2: “I am numb.”
09:55:35, FBI Employee: “I can’t stop crying.”
10:00:13, FBI Attorney 2: “That makes me even more sad.”
10:43:20, FBI Employee: “Like, what happened?”
10:43:37, FBI Employee: “You promised me this wouldn’t happen. YOU PROMISED.”
10:43:43, FBI Employee: Okay, that might have been a lie…”
10:43:46, FBI Employee: “I’m very upset.”
10:43:47, FBI Employee: “haha”
10:51:48, FBI Attorney 2: “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
10:54:29, FBI Employee: “Don’t stress. None of that mattered.”
10:54:31, FBI Employee: “The FBI’s influence.”
10:59:36, FBI Attorney 2: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”
11:00:03, FBI Employee: “That is not so.”
11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’ t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”
11:11:43, FBI Attorney 2: “I’m just devastated. I can’t wait until I can leave today and just shut off the world for the next four days.”
11:12:06, FBI Employee: “Why are you devastated?”
11:12:18, FBI Employee: “Yes, I’m not watching tv for four years.”
11:14:16, FBI Attorney 2: “I just can’t imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years. ACA is gone. Who knows if the rhetoric about deporting people, walls, and crap is true. I honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues, too, the crazies won finally. This is the tea party on steroids. And the GOP is going to be lost, they have to deal with an incumbent in 4 years. We have to fight this again. Also Pence is stupid.”
11:14:58, FBI Employee: “Yes that’s all true.”
11:15:01, FBI Attorney 2: “And it’s just hard not to feel like the FBI caused some of this. It was razor thin in some states.”
11:15:09, FBI Employee: “Yes it was very thin.”

However, there was an interesting nugget gleaned from the text messages that could be considered a bombshell. It seems like FBI Attorney 2 was concerned about his name being all over the legal documents involving the investigation of the Trump staff”

The exchange:

11:15:23, FBI Attorney 2: “Plus, my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff.”
11:15:24, FBI Employee: “But no I absolutely do not believe the FBI had any part.”
11:15:33, FBI Attorney 2: “So, who knows if that breaks to him what he is going to do.”

Once again, the I.G. report states that FBI Attorney 2 said that none of the politically charged comments in the text messages had any bearing on any investigations.

The final Exchange takes place on November 22, 2016, and seems to allude to the investigation into the Trump staff.

Here is the exchange:

FBI Attorney 2 sent an instant message to FBI Attorney 1 commenting on the amount of money the subject of an FBI investigation had been paid while working on the Trump campaign. FBI Attorney 1 responded, “Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?”
FBI Attorney 2 replied, “Hell no” and then added, “Viva le resistance.”
FBI Attorney 1 responded that Trump was “going to eliminate all of our pensions in order to pay for people like” the person discussed in the instant message exchange, and FBI Attorney 1 and FBI Attorney 2 then began a discussion of federal pension and retirement issues.

So, What Does This All Mean?

The I.G. report seems to conclude there was no political bias, yet it is evident from the three excerpts included above there was massive and possible criminal bias by some prominent members of the FBI.

Those who work at our three-letter agencies have a duty to keep their own political leanings outside the walls of responsibility. It is clearly evident this was not the case two years ago, and it seems to still be happening.

This I.G. report is just the tip of the iceberg. The question everyone needs to ask is whether or not it is possible to have an impartial FBI and Justice Department; it seems like we have reached a very dangerous point in the history of this country. Will the rank and file members of these agencies stand up united regardless of political affiliation and do the right thing? Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions act or will he remain missing in action?

Ultimately, there will need to be answers given to the American public. Unfortunately, the I.G. report documents behavior that is probably more common than previously anticipated. Hopefully, law and equal justice will prevail in the end. Keep abreast of the latest developments with the New Right Network as this story continues to develop.

Jake Highwell / Writer

I am a political pundit and equal justice advocate with two decades of journalistic experience. Currently residing in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago and a recovering Obama voter, I strive to bring insight and commentary to the MAGA Nation.
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