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CNN's Jake Tapper suggests an FBI investigator's anti-Trump bias actually cost Clinton the election
There's a lot to digest in the 500-page Justice Department report detailing how the FBI handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email debacle.
But just hours after the review was published Thursday, CNN anchor Jake Tapper churned out a convincing 15-tweet conclusion that speculates why Clinton lost the election.
Tapper's tweetstorm started with a popular takeaway from the report: that FBI investigator Peter Strzok texted a colleague to affirm that the FBI would "stop" then-candidate Donald Trump from winning the 2016 election. Strzok then prioritized the investigation into Russian election meddling, putting off Clinton-related emails found on the computer of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, who was married at the time to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
This is where things get tricky. Tapper's tweets suggest that the DOJ failed to analyze how Strzok's apparent anti-Trump bias may have affected the outcome of the election:
So the laptop's evidence simmered for a month until just before the 2016 election, Tapper tweets. Had it been brought up earlier, then-FBI Director James Comey says the FBI could've completed the new investigation and possibly never told Congress — just days before voters cast their ballots, no less — that the FBI was reopening its Clinton probe. Take it from Tapper:
Tweets for thought.