Top FBI Official On Russia Probe Said To Have Been Removed After Anti-Trump Texts

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The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this past summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller’s team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supporting Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to do government work as secretary of state, as well as the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post ยท Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett




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