Shorter Chris Cillizza: “The Nunes memo is not a partisan controversy. It is a neutral, impartial discussion about abstract questions about the trustworthiness of law enforcement. Coincidentally, the entire Republican conference has determined that any agency investigating Donald Trump is not trustworthy.”
Emails obtained by CNN show the FBI agent at the center of a Capitol Hill storm played a key role in a controversial FBI decision that upended Hillary Clinton’s campaign just days before the 2016 election: the letter to Congress by then-FBI Director James Comey announcing the bureau was investigating newly discovered Clinton emails.
The new revelation about FBI agent Peter Strzok comes as Republicans accuse him of being sympathetic to Clinton while seeking to undermine Donald Trump during the heat of the 2016 campaign season.
Strzok, who co-wrote what appears to be the first draft that formed the basis of the letter Comey sent to Congress, also supported reopening the Clinton investigation once the emails were discovered on disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop, according to a source familiar with Strzok’s thinking. The day after Strzok sent his draft to his colleagues, Comey released the letter to Congress, reigniting the email controversy in the final days of the campaign.
Now, you might think this is dispositive evidence that there is no conspiracy by the nation’s right-leaning law enforcement agency against Donald Trump. But remember, according to the impartial, nonpartisan theory of Donald Trump and the vast majority of House and Senate Republicans, the FBI’s anti-Trump conspiracy apparently started when the director of the FBI sent a highly prejudicial letter based on redundant and immaterial emails, resulting in Trump becoming president. So really, this story just provides further evidence of a DEEP STATE conspiracy against Trump! WE’RE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PEOPLE!