Chris Cillizza: "No Evidence" Strzok "Biased The Investigation In Any Meaningful Way"

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Chris Cillizza responded to Rudy Giuliani's call to suspend the Mueller probe and to prosecute FBI agent Peter Strzok and that the investigation into former FBI Director James Comey's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation was not "biased in any meaningful way." On CNN Thursday night, he also said despite the text messages and improper relationship between Strzok and Lisa Page and that Comey broke protocol, "there is no evidence that this was motivated by political biases or goals."

"I would urge people, the broad take away here is yes, some of these FBI agents acted improperly. Comey broke protocol, which by the way, Comey's admitted he broke protocol. But there is no evidence that this was motivated by political biases or goals. I just wish we could agree to agree that's a fact."

CHRIS CILLIZZA, CNN: Everything that Rudy Giuliani is talking about, and I watched a little bit of that. Everything that Rudy Giuliani, live, everything he's talking about is hung on seven words from Peter Strzok in response to Lisa Page who they were -- Donald Trump makes a lot of this -- they were in an extramarital relationship. That's a fact that exists. I'm not sure how that pertains to this. But she texts him and says -- and this is unprofessional -- and says, 'Donald Trump isn't going to win, is he?' I'm paraphrasing. He responds, no, no, we'll take care of it.



Now, that's not how any of us want the FBI to work. At the same time, we'll stop it.

There's nothing that was found in the IG report, 500 plus pages that suggest those seven words that Strzok typed out, biased the investigation in any meaningful way.

Should he have been involved? Probably not, candidly, but it didn't make the broader investigation be thrown out.

The other thing about Giuliani's logic is the timeline doesn't make sense. The Mueller -- Mueller was not named special counsel until 2017. It has nothing -- this is all just to remind people, this is all 2016 stuff we're talking about. Primarily summer and fall of 2016. July when Comey comes out, and then September, October, November.

Mueller is not even in the picture in any way, shape, or form until then... I just, I get it. It's rhetoric. I get it. It's being hung on those seven words. I would urge people, the broad take away here is yes, some of these FBI agents acted improperly. Comey broke protocol, which by the way, Comey's admitted he broke protocol. But there is no evidence that this was motivated by political biases or goals. I just wish we could agree to agree that's a fact.

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