JRL NEWSWATCH: “Top Agent Said F.B.I. Would Stop Trump From Becoming President” [Excerpt] – New York Times/Michael S. Schmidt

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“New texts released … by the Justice Department’s inspector general show that the F.B.I. agent overseeing the investigation into … Trump’s campaign pledged to stop … Trump from becoming president. ‘[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right?’ asked a top F.B.I. lawyer, Lisa Page, in one text. ‘Right?!’ Peter Strzok, the agent overseeing the F.B.I.’s investigation into links between … Trump’s campaign and Russia, answered, ‘No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.’File Photo of Donald Trump Waving Before Large Crowd with Trump Signs, adapted from image at whitehouse.gov The exchange, in August 2016, came shortly after the investigation into Russian tampering with the election began. …”

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