FBI debated in 2016 how aggressively to probe Trump campaign

Then-FBI official Peter Strzok testifies before House lawmakers in July

New testimony from former Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney Lisa Page, which was released by Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe, shows the Department of Justice killed the prosecution of Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the Federal Bureau of Investigation officially had a chance to refer her for charges.

The agents were dismissed from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigative team in 2017 after it was discovered they had exchanged anti-Trump texts.

"People who are on Watergate are still known as somebody who was on Watergate", Page added. Page has since left the bureau. "It is further evidence that, contrary to the impression that the President's allies in Congress tried to create with their selective and often inaccurate leaks, Pete at all times discharged his duties honorably, patriotically, and without regard to his personal political opinions".

In a statement Thursday, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman said his client welcomed the release of the transcript.

"The just revealed FBI Agent Lisa Page transcripts make the Obama Justice Department look exactly like it was, a broken and corrupt machine", Trump tweeted.

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In it, he wrote: "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk".

In some of the messages - such as a 2016 text in which Strzok characterized the FBI's Russian Federation probe as an "insurance policy" in the event Trump won the election - Strzok said he had not meant to convey deep animus against Trump but instead to stress to Page that polls showing Trump was not likely to win "should not get in the way of us doing our job responsibly to protect the national security". The Department of Justice under President Trump has reportedly launched an investigation into whether the foundation acted as a "pay-to-play" scheme.

Page provided a similar explanation during her own closed-door interview, saying how she had urged caution in the investigation because if Trump didn't win, there was less of a national security concern.

"She claimed that former FBI Director James Comey proposed the gross negligence charge to the DOJ multiple times as he received their advice, and at one point in Page's hearing, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) asked her if the Department was essentially telling the FBI "'You're not going to charge gross negligence because we're the prosecutors and we're telling you we're not going to'". "He is making an analogy", Page said.

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