It must be remembered that the purpose of the I.G. report was to review the Clinton email investigation by the FBI and the DOJ. I.G. Horowitz was NOT commissioned to research the phony Trump/Russia conspiracy allegations.
The following article appeared on Powerline on June 14th
|Inspector General Michael Horowitz|
|Strzok and Page|
|FBI leaks to media members were rampant|
|'Unholy Three' of Comey, McCabe and Strzok|
Strzok provided a lengthy explanation for this text message. In substance, Strzok told us that he did not remember the specific conversation, but that it likely was part of a discussion about how to handle a variety of allegations of “collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the government of Russia.” As part of this discussion, the team debated how aggressive to be and whether to use overt investigative methods. Given that Clinton was the “prohibitive favorite” to win, Strzok said that they discussed whether it made sense to compromise sensitive sources and methods to “bring things to some sort of precipitative conclusion and understanding.” Strzok said the reference in his text message to an “insurance policy” reflected his conclusion that the FBI should investigate the allegations thoroughly right away, as if Trump were going to win. Strzok stated that Clinton’s position in the polls did not ultimately impact the investigative decisions that were made in the Russia matter.