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

Trump: Strzok transcript 'devastating' for FBI, DOJ, CIA
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President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table 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 CollinsLobbying world Sunday shows preview: Biden administration confronts inflation spike Jan. 6 panel weighs contempt charges for former Trump DOJ official Clark MORE (Ga.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, the president quipped that he hoped Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG 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 ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future 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.