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Two FBI agents involved in the Russia investigation exchanged a series of insults about Donald Trump in private texts during the campaign last year, calling him an “idiot” and “awful,” according to documents released to Congress by the Justice Department on Tuesday night.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III removed one of the agents, Peter Strzok, from the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as soon as the texts surfaced in July during an inspector general investigation. Strzok also was involved in the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails that concluded last year.
In a March 2016 exchange of texts with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Strzok wrote: “Omg he’s an idiot,” according to messages obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
The texts were sent to several congressional committees late Tuesday, including the House Judiciary Committee. Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to testify before the committee Wednesday morning and is likely to face questions about them.
Republicans in Congress have been pressing the Justice Department to release the agents’ texts, saying they suspect bias in the FBI’s inquiries on Clinton and Russia interference.