Per reports in both the NY Times and Washington Post, special counsel Muller had to boot a top FBI agent off his team this summer after the DOJ inspector general began investigating the agent for sending text messages that were politically anti-Trump.
The agent, Peter Strzok, was the deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, and a key player in the Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation and the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
Mr. Strzok was reassigned this summer from Mr. Mueller’s investigation to the F.B.I.’s human resources department, where he has been stationed since. The people briefed on the case said the transfer followed the discovery of text messages in which Mr. Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr. Trump.
The colleague who