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Double-crossing FBI agent must be held accountable

Double-crossing FBI agent must be held accountable

For a critical mass of the public to have confidence in Mueller's investigation, it must be as transparent and accountable as humanly possible.

Nothing precludes an FBI agent - or FBI director, for that matter - from having political opinions and participating in the political process, as long as it doesn't violate Hatch Act provisions or occur on company time or prejudice a case they are assigned to investigate.

He then pivoted to the recent revelations regarding Mueller's team, including Peter Strzok, who was removed from the investigation after it was discovered he had sent anti-Trump tweets during the election.

Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisMueller probe's expenses totaled.7M in early months Pelosi denounces GOP tax reform as 'armageddon' Lawmakers seek end to taxpayer-backed sexual harassment settlements MORE (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community. The economy is booming. But the head of the FBI had lied for them.

At this point, Trump's own advisers may be too terrified of the out-of-control prosecutors to give him candid advice. Get rid of the others-like Iran's heavy-water reactor, its stockpile of enriched uranium, and its centrifuges for enriching more-and no amount of knowledge will suffice to produce nuclear weapons.

He did not acknowledge the president's criticism but he did write, "We find ourselves under the microscope each and every day - and rightfully so".

As Trump properly tweeted, "Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI 'agent's role in Clinton probe under review.' Led Clinton Email probe".

"When the FBI first learned of the allegations, the employees involved were immediately reassigned, consistent with practices involving employee matters", the FBI declared. And why lying to the FBI wasn't a crime when it came to Hillary and her aides.

"I don't think it is", the judge answered, saying any case will come down to the actual evidence Mueller possesses when it comes to the Trump campaign and Russia.

Thus the relevant question is which course of action buys more time, because the more time you buy, the better the chances of an unexpected development-say, regime change in Iran-that could lead to permanent success.

Wray said he was, "inspired by example after example of professionalism and dedication to justice demonstrated around the Bureau". And, as the Trump ally Christopher Ruddy noted on Sunday, Mueller's investigation does represent an existential threat to his presidency, should the Russia Squad dig up something truly damning.

Grassley gave the FBI until Dec. 11 to hand over the documents related to Strzok. The texting apparently took place in the context of their intimate relationship. Various estimates put the potential casualties in South Korea at tens or even hundreds of thousands. We are entrusted with protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Right now, good fortune seems to be on the president's side. Moreover, back then, Syria had no interest in joining the war, whereas today, it might have little choice.

But President Trump can and should take the decisive action that he is known for in other areas.