The Justice Department's inspector general found highly partisan instant messages criticizing President Trump and calling Vice President Mike Pence "stupid" were sent by the low-level FBI lawyer who doctored an email relating to the Carter Page FISA.
One instant message, sent the day after Trump’s victory in 2016, slammed the election result and said “the crazies won finally,” and lamented that Trump would undo the “progress we made” under Obama.
Here's what the message said:
“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently … I just can't imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years. ACA is gone. Who knows if the rhetoric about deporting people, walls, and crap is true. I honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues, too, the crazies won finally. This is the tea party on steroids. And the GOP is going to be lost, they have to deal with an incumbent in 4 years. We have to fight this again. Also Pence is stupid.”
Two weeks later, during the Trump transition, the FBI lawyer said in a message: “Viva le resistance."
The texts were sent on government devices and found as part of the inspector general review, and a previous inspector general review, the report said.
The FBI lawyer in question had worked on the Clinton email investigation and the early stages of the Russia investigation, including the controversial FISA against Page.