The Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report was released Thursday, outlining the handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Disclosed within it was a text exchange between two FBI agents that paints quite a picture of the feelings from inside the Bureau.
What did they say?
A conversation between the two anonymous employees on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, (the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election), indicates a mood of remorse over investigating Hillary Clinton, and a distain for Americans who voted for Trump.
One of the employees, an attorney, is referred to in the probe only as "FBI Attorney 2." The other "FBI Employee" was not involved in the Clinton investigation, but had quite a bit to say. Here is the exchange between the two:
09:38:14, FBI Attorney 2: "I am numb."
09:55:35, FBI Employee: "I can't stop crying."
10:00:13 FBI Attorney 2: "That makes me even more sad."
10:43:20 FBI Employee: "Like, what happened?"
10:43:37, FBI Employee: "You promised me this wouldn't happen. YOU PROMISED."
10:43:43 FBI Employee: "Okay, that might have been a lie..."
10:43:46 FBI Employee: "I'm very upset."
10:43:47 FBI Employee: "haha"
10:51:48 FBI Attorney 2: "I don't know. We broke the momentum."
11:00:03 FBI Employee: "That is not so."
11:02:22 FBI Employee: "All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump's supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy *POS that think that he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn't watch the debates, aren't fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm."
Then the attorney responded: "And it's just hard not to feel like the FBI caused some of this. It was razor thin in some states...plus, my god d**ned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff."
In case you didn't read that closely the first time, the attorney said: "My god d**ned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff."
But no worries, the Inspector General's report concludes that while there were political leanings evident in the conversations, there was no bias in how the Clinton email probe was handled. (Queue: Eye roll.)
Reacting to the report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that it "must be seen as an opportunity for the FBI, long considered the world's premiere investigative agency, and all of us at the Department to learn from past mistakes."
*POS is short for "piece of s**t."