During the early days of the Russian Federation investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump's chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress previous year, according to newly released transcripts of their interviews.
The President has frequently criticized a series of text messages Page exchanged with another former Federal Bureau of Investigation official, Peter Strzok, where they disparaged the then-presidential candidate. Strzok was dismissed from Robert Mueller's team once the text messages were uncovered by internal investigations.
Sadly, Page's remarks only confirm what many Republicans have suspected from the very beginning - that biased individuals within the FBI and DOJ abused the bureau's power to tip the 2016 election in Clinton's favor.
The DOJ agreed not to look into certain emails on the private servers of Hillary Clinton during its investigation in order to facilitate FBI access to them, released closed-door testimony of former FBI agent Peter Strzok shows.
Many Republicans have long hoped for the Hillary Clinton email investigation to be reopened. The over 500-page report goes on to state: "We did not identify evidence of bias or improper considerations". "Those are the two questions that I'll try to get you answers to", Graham said.
Then-FBI Director James Comey announced in a July 2016 press conference that while Clinton, then the Democrat presidential nominee, had been "extremely careless" in handling classified information, "no reasonable prosecutor" would attempt to bring a case against her.
According to Page, Justice Department, led at the time by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, had "multiple conversations" regarding possible charges for Clinton with respect to gross negligence.
But Page explained those FBI officials were not directly involved in any decision-making about the Clinton investigation and it had no effect on the overall investigation result.