Trump: Strzok transcript 'devastating' for FBI, DOJ, CIA

Trump: Strzok transcript 'devastating' for FBI, DOJ, CIA
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE asserted Friday that a transcript of former FBI agent Peter Strzok's closed-door testimony last year was "devastating" for the FBI and Department of Justice, arguing that the transcript proved that his campaign was under investigation as early as 2015.

In a tweet that follows coverage of the transcript's release by Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsConservative filmmakers organizing stage play based on Strzok-Page texts: report The Go-Go's rock the stage at annual 'We Write the Songs' DC concert The Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment MORE (Ga.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, the president quipped that he hoped Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's upcoming report on Russian interference during the 2016 election would cover actions taken by the Justice Department and Strzok specifically.

“'New evidence that the Obama era team of the FBI, DOJ & CIA were working together to Spy on (and take out) President Trump, all the way back in 2015.' A transcript of Peter Strzok’s testimony is devastating. Hopefully the Mueller Report will be covering this," the president tweeted.

It was unclear what exactly in Strzok's testimony the president referred to in his tweet, as Strzok did not appear to confirm any alleged acts of wrongdoing in the testimony released on Thursday.

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In the transcripts, Strzok denies to congressional investigators that he shifted resources from the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE's handling of classified information, to which he was assigned, to the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

Strzok did say in the testimony that he believed the possibility of “a hostile foreign power ... seeking to clandestinely influence our presidential election” to be a more significant threat than the possible mishandling of classified materials by the former secretary of State.