The president was responding to questions about the 568-page report released Thursday by the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general (IG) concerning the 2016 FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and address to conduct official USA diplomatic business.
As Vox explains, the report has nothing to do with Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, but Trump has been using the Comey-Clinton allegations-how he handled the investigation into her use of a private email server-to generally discredit the FBI and accuse it of an anti-Trump bias.
"One more thing: She might be our next president", Page said in a February 24, 2016, text to Strzok. "We'll stop it", Strzok replied. Mueller removed Strzok from his team previous year after an internal investigation uncovered the texts.
The FBI official who texted "we'll stop" Trump's election was dropped from Mueller's team.
Comey told investigators he used his laptop and personal email when he needed "to word process an unclassified [document] that was going to be disseminated broadly", like a speech or an email to the whole organization, according to the report. But Horowitz's conclusions about the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of state are exactly the opposite of Trump's complaints about the investigation.
But he quickly added, "It's also important to note what the Inspector General did not find".
The inspector general report, while damaging to the FBI and to Comey personally, does not support Trump's allegation that political preferences influenced the conduct of the email investigation into his Democratic presidential rival.
Dan Bongino slammed former President Barack Obama for past comments he made denying early knowledge of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. It also faults him for alerting Congress days before the 2016 election that the investigation was being reopened because of newly discovered emails.
FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Senate hearing in May.
"Yet, as referenced above, this view was in tension with Comey's approach in late October 2016". Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have acknowledged that they made those decisions in part because they assumed Clinton would win, and they anxious about appearing to hide information to help her. "So what I'm focused on is what do juries think when our agents take the stand?"