It was only last month that Donald Trump was deeply concerned about FBI agents being drawn away from serious work to address an investigation into … other things.
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Of course, the sections of the FBI that investigate crimes such as the shooting in Florida don’t overlap with those that are slowly, carefully, inch by inch, step by step, inexorably, pitilessly, coming closer and closer and … closer to Donald Trump. So he really should not sweat about that. At all.
Besides, it’s clear that not everyone in the Trump White House shares these concerns.
Facing a legal threat from House Republicans, the FBI announced Tuesday that it is doubling to 54 the number of staffers combing through documents to comply with GOP requests for records of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
That means there are now 54 FBI agents dedicated, full-time, to the vital task of providing House Republicans with information on investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Because Hillary Clinton’s emails continue to be the most important issue facing the nation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team consists of approximately forty people, including 17 attorneys and twenty-some investigators.
There are now officially more people investigating Hillary Clinton’s email, than Trump–Russia.
Of course, it’s only appropriate that the FBI be pouring resources into the email scandal that is rocking the nation and driving national policy. While House Republicans have already closed their investigation into that Russia thing — after admitting that they never really looked at the Russia part of that thing — they’ve opened not one, but two new investigations into Hillary Clinton.
One probe will deal with why the Obama administration allowed a Russian company to acquire U.S. uranium mines, and a second will look into why the FBI decided not to pursue charges against Clinton for use of a personal email server.
These are critical, because … they’re critical. And not at all duplication of any of the last nine investigations on these two topics, or an attempt to undermine the authority of FBI investigators. After all, there’s no need to undermine that authority.
Wray’s statement describes an intensifying demand on resources required by the bureau to fulfill the GOP subpoenas. It comes as some House Republicans have mounted an increasingly hostile campaign against the bureau leadership, accusing top DOJ and FBI officials of mishandling the Clinton investigation while assigning anti-Trump agents to oversee the Trump-Russia probe that the FBI launched in July 2016.
All the FBI agents are now working for the GOP. To help prove that all the FBI agents are corrupt.
In other news, Quantico is adding an advanced course for would-be agents in how to punch yourself in the face.