The FBI agent suspected of harboring anti-Trump sentiments over political texts he sent also committed questionable acts while investigating Hillary Clinton, CNN reported Monday.
What did he do?
According to sources that spoke to CNN, FBI official Peter Strzok was the person who changed then-FBI Director James Comey's language in the report about Hillary Clinton from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless."
"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information," Comey said in the statement during the 2016 election campaign, "there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."
CNN notes that the change in language could have had legal implications in the FBI's decision to withhold from pressing charges against Clinton.
Has Trump addressed this?
Strzok is the FBI agent that President Donald Trump has been referring to in his tweets excoriating the FBI and accusing them of bias against his administration.
Report: “ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE” Now it all starts to make sense!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1512308205.0
Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI “agent’s role in Clinton probe under review.” Led Clinton Email probe.… https://t.co/gpveJGRATD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1512304967.0
Trump and his allies are taking Strzok's case to make the case that the FBI has been unfairly biased against his administration.