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‘Insurance policy’ text from FBI agent referred to Russia investigation: report

‘Insurance policy’ text from FBI agent referred to Russia investigation: report
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An FBI agent's text message that referred to “an insurance policy” and has been cited as evidence of bias against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE reportedly alluded to the investigation into Russia’s election interference and any potential ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

The Wall Street Journal, citing individuals "familiar" with the matter, said the agent did not mean to indicate that there was a plan to damage Trump. Strzok’s message, instead, was intended to mean that Trump could win the election, and therefore the probe “couldn't afford to take a more measured approach,” the newspaper said.

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Strzok's messages have received scrutiny from individuals on the right, who have argued they reveal an anti-Trump bias at the FBI. 

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office—that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…” Strzok’s message, from August of 2016, reads.

Strzok was reportedly removed from the special counsel’s team of investigators after the discovery of the anti-Trump messages.

His messages, exchanged with FBI attorney Lisa Page, were viewed by some journalists and Congress.