An FBI lawyer exchanged messages after the election with another colleague and proclaimed: ‘Vive la resistance.’
The exchange, contained with in a Justice Department Inspector General’s report that sharply criticized the bureau’s conduct, began when the lawyer wrote, ‘I am so numb.’
Another FBI employee responded: ‘I can’t stop crying.’
‘You promised me this wouldn’t happen. YOU PROMISED,’ said the employee.
“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,’ wrote the FBI lawyer – in a comment that could have been about conduct either inside or outside the office.
FBI Director Christopher Wray took questions about the IG’s report
The employee raised the issue of the ‘FBI’s influence.’
But the lawyer wrote back: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”
The employee responded: ‘All the people who were initially voting for her [Hillary Clinton] 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 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,’ according to the IG’s report.
The report didn’t identify the people who exchanged the messages.
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On Nov. 22, the employee asked: “Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?”
“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the lawyer responded.
The lawyer later joined special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
The Daily Caller first reported the exchange.
The exchange references former FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email probe days before the election, only to close it again.
The IG report strongly criticizes the decision.
The FBI lawyer told investigators his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton or Russia probe.