FBI agent Peter Strzok was directly involved in the drafting of the letter former FBI Director James Comey wrote to Congress effectively reopening the Hillary Clinton email investigation, it was learned last week. The letter, written just days before the 2016 presidential election apprised Congress of thousands of Clinton’s additional work-related emails that had been found on a laptop belonging to long-time Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Strzok has recently become known as one of two FBI agents who exchanged text messages with each other disparaging then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election and expressing the hope that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, win.
Congressional Republicans after, the publication of the text messages, have pointed to them as evidence that an anti-Trump bias exists at the FBI, and that the Russia investigation has been tainted from the beginning. Strzok and the other agent, Lisa Page, were both part special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling.
The FBI’s handling of the Clinton investigation is the subject of an ongoing probe being conducted by the Department of Justice’s inspector general.