Here's How Much The Mueller Investigation Has Reportedly Cost So Far
00:55, Dec 4, 2017
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An FBI official assigned to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was removed this summer after his bosses discovered texts shared with another official attacking President Donald Trump.
As part of the intelligence committee's investigation into the Trump-Russia probe and the anti-Trump dossier, Nunes asked the Justice Department several times why Strzok had been removed from the investigation, according to the Washington Examiner.
The texts came up during an investigation into how the FBI handled (or mishandled) the Clinton's email inquiry, which is being led by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz.
The people who were briefed on the reassignment said it was due to the "discovery of text messages in which Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Trump".
"Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel's Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation", Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, confirmed to Fox News.
Strzok exchanged the text messages with another person who had been on Mueller's team, Lisa Page, according to the Post.
Officials are now reviewing the communications to see if they show evidence of political bias in their work on the cases, a review which could result in a public report, according to people familiar with the matter. The FBI and the Office of the Special Counsel declined to comment.
Trump has criticized the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation, initially citing it as his reason for firing former FBI director James Comey on May 9. A Justice Department spokeswoman said "We are aware of the allegations and are taking any and all appropriate steps".
Robert Mueller removed an FBI agent from his investigation into alleged Russian election meddling, people briefed on the matter told USA media. They said he was deeply trusted by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, and he would have likely become one of the FBI's top officials if issues had not been raised surrounding the text messages. Mueller was ramping up his investigation into Mr. Trump's former advisers, while also coming under criticism for putting many donors to Democratic candidates on his team.
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