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Jim Comey’s NYTimes op-ed is so filled with spin that it’d make half the nation dizzy. In his op-ed, Mr. Comey wrote “I do not agree with all of the inspector general’s conclusions, but I respect the work of his office and salute its professionalism. All of our leaders need to understand that accountability and transparency are essential to the functioning of our democracy, even when it involves criticism. This is how the process is supposed to work. This report is important for two reasons. First, the inspector general’s team went through the F.B.I.’s work with a microscope and found no evidence that bias or improper motivation affected the investigation, which I know was done competently, honestly and independently.”

This IG report dealt solely with Comey’s Clinton email scandal. This isn’t a report on the FBI’s activities as a whole. It isn’t just important to remember that. It’s essential to remember that. Let’s put this in context. The title of the op-ed is “James Comey: This Report Says I Was Wrong. But That’s Good for the F.B.I.”

The FBI is everything except exonerated. Trey Gowdy is as sincerely pro-FBI as anyone in Congress. He isn’t convinced that the FBI is exonerated:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said in a statement the report shows “an alarming and destructive level of animus displayed by top officials at the FBI. Peter Strzok’s manifest bias trending toward animus casts a pall on this investigation…His bias impacted his decision making and he assigned to himself the role of stopping the Trump campaign or ending a Trump Presidency,” Gowdy said. “This is not the FBI I know.”

Included in the report is this bombshell:

The Washington Post reported that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report includes an August 2016 text message exchange between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Trump’s chance of being elected president. “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.

With all due respect to Mr. Horowitz, I don’t know how you can discover the Strzok-Page texts, then conclude that there’s no bias in the FBI. Further, it’s impossible to think that there wasn’t extreme animus inside the FBI’s upper ranks.

Check out this exchange between Strzok and Page:

But remember, there’s no bias within the FBI. Seriously, Democrats spewing that nonsense are destroying what little is left of their credibility. The good news for Democrats is that destroying what’s left of their credibility is light duty work. It can be finished in a New York minute.

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