“FBI agents’ anti-Trump texts were a bad idea: Robert Ray”
Peter Strzok, a top FBI agent on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and a key investigator into the Hillary Clinton email server scandal, was removed from the Russian meddling investigation for reportedly sending anti-Trump text messages.
Former Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray weighed in on Strzok’s reported texts, telling the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, “I suppose we all have political views, the mistake is voicing them and making them public, and certainly in text messages. That’s a bad idea. Why is it a bad idea? Because it undermines public confidence in the fairness of the investigation.”
However, Ray said the overall significance of the incident should not be exaggerated.
“It’s one FBI agent, now he had a, you know, I think a significant role, but ultimately with regard to the Mueller investigation, Mueller is the one making the decisions not FBI agents.”