5, as referenced in the watchdog report, has been identified as FBI
attorney Sally Anne Moyer.
Justice Department watchdog's bombshell report on the FBI's actions
in the Hillary Clinton email investigation shed light on anti-Trump
texts from two other FBI employees, beyond bureau lovebirds Peter
Strzok and Lisa Page.
four worked under theleadership of former FBI Director James Comey,
looking intoClinton'suse of a private server for government business
while she was secretary of state during the Obama administration.
from the frequent texting between Strzok, an FBI agent, and Page, a
bureau lawyer assigned to the Office of General Counsel, two others
labeled "Agent 1" and Agent 5" on Comey's team were in a personal
relationship that predated Operation Midyear, the FBI name for the
public ever get to hear from Peter Strzok?
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News can confirm the identity of Agent 5: Sally Anne Moyer. Her
husband is Agent 1. He was one of the two FBI agents who interviewed
Hillary Clinton at FBI headquarters on July 2, 2016.
is an attorney who was assigned to work for Trisha Anderson in the
FBI's Office of Deputy General Counsel. The married agents still
work for the bureau.
FBI did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
last week's House hearing with DOJ Inspector General Michael E.
Horowitz, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., questioned Horowitz. The
congressman brought up one exchange suggesting the FBI gave "false
information" to the IG about Agent 5, whom he identified as Sally
Moyer, saying she was not working in counterintelligence.
and Agent 1, whose name has not yet been officially confirmed, were
not shy about using emoticons on their FBI-issued devices. Their
text messages exploded on Oct. 28 after the FBI reopened the email
investigation, announcing that State Department emails had been
found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop, just days before the
hotly contested U.S. presidential election. The IG report noted the
"sick face" emoticon usage in their exchange.
Agent 5: "jesus christ Trump: Glad FBI is fixing 'horrible mistake'
on clinton emails for f---'s sake."
Agent 5: "the f---'s sake part was me, the rest was Trump."
Agent 1: "Not sure if Trump or the fifth floor is worse"
Agent 5: "I'm so sick of both"
Agent 5: "+o( TRUMP"207
Agent 5: "+o( Fifth floor"
Agent 5: "+o( FBI"
Agent 5: "+o( Average American public"
OIG report also notes that one day after Comey's July 5, 2016,
announcement declaring Clinton had been "extremely reckless" but not
"grossly negligent" in her email practices, Agent 1 was bragging
about his participation in Clinton's interview at FBI headquarters.
July 6, Agent 1 texted yet another FBI employee: "...I'm done
interviewing the President -- then type the 302. 18 hour day...."
Employee: "you interviewed the president?"
1: "You know -- HRC" (Hillary Rodham Clinton)
1: "future pres" ... "Trump can't win" ... "demographics dont line
up."... "America has changed"
stated in the OIG report, Agent 1's responsibilities during the
Clinton server investigation included conducting witness interviews.
duties were described in the OIG report: "As a member of the filter
team, Agent 5 was responsible for identifying privileged
communications among the materials obtained by the FBI to ensure
that they were not reviewed by the investigative team."
Agent 1 and Moyer explained how they believed text messages were a
"private" outlet, not retained by the FBI. The OIG report said these
and other text messages between Strzok and Page were never private
because they were exchanged on government system and devices.
OIG report stated, "Both Agent 1 and Agent 5 apologized for their
use of instant messaging in this manner and told us that they were
asked Agent 5 how she would respond to someone who read these
messages and concluded the opinions expressed in them impacted the
Midyear investigation. Agent 5 stated: 'Well, I can see someone who
doesn't know us at all saying the same, wondering, I guess, if [our
political beliefs] could have impacted [the Midyear investigation].
I can tell you in no way did my political or what I understand of
[Agent 1], no political anything is going to interfere with us doing
our job as professionals. I can see me going into these rants.'"
News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.
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