‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts

DC: An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.”

The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday.

The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages were shared with the special counsel.

The inspector general’s report focuses on instant messages that the attorney exchanged with a colleague about the Clinton and Russia probes.

“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election.

“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe.

The attorney’s messages show that the was distressed at the FBI’s decision in October 2016 to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s emails. Democrats have claimed that decision hurt Clinton at the polls.

The FBI lawyer also suggested that he would work to resist the Trump administration.

“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” one FBI lawyer wrote on Nov. 22, 2016.

“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the future Mueller attorney responded.  MORE

11 Comments on ‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts

  1. It’s making MSNBC nervous. Interesting.
    Andrea Mitchell is wondering how the text messages and emails is NOT showing bias to clinton. They are.

  2. My bet is Strozk and Page are the ones in those messages. Still employed at the FBI for some reason.

  3. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

  4. From CTH: “Important note. Read, but don’t focus on, the “executive summary” or “conclusions”; those two sections were written by political administrators in FBI and DOJ leadership. Focus on the substance of the documented facts within the IG report. You’ll note the specific facts don’t support the “summary/conclusion”. “

  5. @mja – ” Focus on the substance of the documented facts within the IG report. You’ll note the specific facts don’t support the “summary/conclusion”. “

    That reads like a description of Comey’s presser letting Hillary off the hook. Provide a long list of her crimes. Then summarize by saying, no recommendation for charges or prosecution. Same game plan strategy?

  6. President Donald J. Trump needs to sign an Executive Order to have every document referenced in this OIG Report released in its original form to the Congressional Committees investigating every aspect of this conspiracy. Otherwise, this will turn into Whitewashgate, and nobody will ever be completely satisfied with anything coming from the Justice Department. We, the People, can handle the truth.

  7. Blink- I’m trying to figure out why doesn’t the fucking IG himself write the summary and conclusion, instead of the assholes who didn’t want this aired in the first place? This is like a bank robber being his own judge at trial.

  8. @ Marco – I agree I want to KNOW NOW what this mofo’s name is!!

    We can handle the TRUTH! Sick of this redacted nonsense.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY POTUS!!!!!! Many more…



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