Congressman unmasks two unnamed anti-Trump FBI agents in IG report


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Congressman Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) yesterday identified two of the FBI agents described in the inspector general’s report as having expressed anti-Trump and pro-Clinton biases in many texts.

The previously unnamed FBI officials — “FBI Attorney 2” and “Agent 5” — are Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer, respectively, according to House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who revealed their identities over the objection of the FBI during a hearing on the IG’s findings.

The two were assigned to the bureau’s Hillary Clinton email investigation, according to the IG’s report, while Clinesmith also later worked as a top lawyer on the Trump-Russia investigation and the special-counsel probe.

Clinesmith sent a number of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump political messages over the FBI’s computer system, which the report said “raised concerns about potential bias” that may have impacted the investigation. Likewise, the report cited Moyer rooting for Clinton and bashing Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Meadows noted that the reasons given by the FBI to inspector general Horowitz for hiding their identities were completely bogus.

Horowitz testified that the FBI was withholding the names of the other rogue agents from Congress and the public because “they work on counterintelligence” and can’t be exposed.

But Meadows argued that both Clinesmith and Moyer work for the FBI’s office of legal counsel, and are no longer in “counterintelligence,” as the FBI claimed. “They don’t work in counterintelligence,” Meadows said in an exchange with Horowitz. “If that’s the reason the FBI is giving, they’re giving you false information, because they work for the general counsel.”

Where is Trump? As far as I can tell, these agents are still employed at the FBI (as is Peter Strzok), despite the fact that their documented conduct violated numerous FBI regulations related to employee conduct. Strzok might have been escorted from the FBI yesterday, but he is still on the payroll.

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10 comments

  • Kyle

    What can Trump do, the last time he fired an FBI employee the Mueller investigation was launched.

  • Cotour

    When you write “Where is Trump?”.

    If your question is related to why does he not firing or having them fired, as I have pointed out previously its better for him to remain at an arms length rather than in the middle of it all which allows the Left to characterize him as the bad guy. He gets to remain outside and point to it and remind everyone that he and us are being mistreated and lied about.

    The ball is rolling on all of this and its now just a matter of time for it to all shake out. We all just have to let them all know in Washington and the MSM that we know about it and we demand some credible version of the truth and some credible version of justice as to the bad actors. (As best as can be reasonably delivered and then some).

    Patience.

  • Cotour: Bah. This is the same argument the Republican leadership has been foisting on conservatives for a decade. “Be patient.” Meanwhile, they stonewall and do nothing.

    Trump has the constitutional right to fire anyone, when he wants. If he does not exercise that constitutional power, he loses it. And he especially loses it when he is surrounded by sharks who, according to your own interpretation, care nothing about the law or morality.

    This is what has happened to Congress. In the past the FBI would never have dared refuse them any requests for information. Now, the FBI blatantly obstructs their investigation, because they know Congress no longer has the teeth or political will to enforce its constitutional rights.

    I repeat: if Trump does not act soon, he will find that he cannot act at all.

  • Cotour

    It would be strategically incorrect, the president gets much more out of it if he can talk about and point to the inequities and that he is being unfairly treated. That is golden political capital and should not be thrown away because of impatience.

    Just because you can do something does not mean that you should do it. We are heading in the correct general direction, this will never come to meet rational pedestrian realm standards, never.

  • Cotour

    “I repeat: if Trump does not act soon, he will find that he cannot act at all.”

    This statement is true in the political realm because all politics becomes about the next election and that is why the connection that Trump can make in the minds of the public related to their sense of justice is much more important than any short term firings that may satisfy some number of hard core supporters sense of justice.

    Trump is doing just fine, his numbers are rising and the public sees him in favorable terms because he is and has been unfairly treated. This is not rocket science.

    Patience, don’t become a patient.

  • Cotour

    To my political strategy point:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jun20

    Trump is now at aprox. 48% approval, a president trending in the positive at this level and time of the cycle are unlikely to loose the midterm elections. And That is much more important than some short term high some hard core supporters might get from some partisan FBI knuckleheads being fired.

    Their time will come, as will Hillary’s and Obama’s will come in what ever form that may or may not take, and it will probably not be satisfying to the hard core among us. This is politics.

  • Cotour

    Damage control:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/20/trump-says-hes-going-to-sign-a-preemptive-measure-to-keep-migrant-families-together.html

    Too hot and too much bad press and advantage to the Democrats for Trump to reasonably continue his hard press in criminalizing illegal entry into the country for men and women that illegally cross the border with their children.

    Make no mistake about it, both the Democrats and the Republicans are using the children as political pawns to further their narrative. But in this case when you remove small children from their parents and basically “Imprison” them all it is a no win situation.

    Trump is determined to position the Democrats into a vote that ends the irrational immigration policies that the Democrat party MUST existentially have in order to survive and to fund a substantial portion of a Southern border wall. If successful it would be a true political trophy and he would metaphorically have Schumers head hanging on his wall.

    He will get them their somehow sooner or later, he just has not found the proper vehicle of manipulation.

    (And where does all of this anti American Democrat strategy come from? Community organization both above and below the Southern American border.)

  • wodun

    How many people work at the FBI, 35,000? But the same small group of people was assigned to work the Clinton and Trump investigations. I’d wager further digging will show this same group investigated other examples of Obama administration corruption to cover up both things the public knew but also things that the public didn’t know about.

  • Edward

    Robert,
    The advice from Trump supporters is “Be patient?”

    What happened to all that winning that we were supposed to be getting tired of? I want some of that winning, and I don’t want it tomorrow, when it won’t do much good. I want it last year, when it would have been useful at keeping us safe from criminals and felons such as MS-13 and from others who believe that We the People are here for their benefit rather than our posterity’s benefit. I want it early in this year, before we are permanently saddled with most of Obamacare. I want it now, before we become stuck with the “new normals” of corruption, such as Clinton, Lerner, and the teams at the FBI, DoJ, and various intelligence agencies.

    If Clinton and Lerner had been prosecuted 17 months ago, would these others have had the gall to continue their corruption?

    We have been patient for a century, as the left has slowly shackled us with tyranny. Obama successfully fundamentally transformed America, so when are we expected to take back our America?

  • Cotour

    What will not be able to be un seen and so it will not be able to be entirely hidden and buried in the political realm?

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/fbi-ignored-golden-emails-and-abedin-messages/

    This cache of 10 years of Hillary Clinton’s operation secreted and hidden in the personal computer of a former convicted pedo congressman and his right hand to “The first female president of the United States Of America”. From soup to nuts acquired and reviewed by both the NYPD and the FBI, and I suspect the Awan laptop will be the pieces of evidence that will sooth the Zmans and others impatience for some real measure of justice that we all need.

    You have waited 100 years and to wait a couple of more months and your ready to throw in throw towel. I think that how we lost the Viet Nam war.

    COMING IT IS. (And I do not mean the blue wave)

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