No matter how hard Republicans try to obstruct this investigation, the truth still matters, and it will come out.
For months, the GOP and the pro-Trump media have been hyping a series of text messages between two FBI agents as evidence that the investigation into Donald Trump has been hopelessly biased against him.
But new reporting from CNN puts the last nail in that conspiracy theory’s coffin.
The “scandal” centers around FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Russia investigation when special counsel Robert Mueller learned that Strzok had sent messages critical of Trump to a fellow agent.
But it turns out that Strzok helped draft the letter that then-FBI Director James Comey sent to Congress days before the election, announcing the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time at the State Department.
In fact, according to emails obtained by CNN, Strzok even wrote the first draft.
Comey’s letter would become one of a number of major factors that led to Trump’s narrow win in keys states, even as he lost the popular vote by 3 million votes.
Strzok’s participation in that decision effectively kills the notion that he favored Clinton over Trump or tried to intervene in her favor and against Trump.
This revelation came just minutes after another bombshell report that Trump asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was on Trump’s “team” during a December meeting, and hours after the FBI issued a public statement rebuking Republicans’ attempt to release an inaccurate and classified memo to undermine the Russia investigation.
Those revelations effectively kneecap Trump and his minions, just when they are applying maximum pressure to the Russia investigation.
They are also an encouraging sign that no matter how hard Republicans try to obstruct this investigation, the truth still matters, and it will come out.