>> We cannot have a justice system that bases its decisions on anything other than facts.>> Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz grilled on Capitol Hill for a second day. On his report of the FBI's handling of Hillary Clinton's email probe during the 2016 campaign.>> We need these institutions to be fair.
>> Republicans on the House panel Tuesday zeroing in on the highly charged political text messages. Exchanged between FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, who said that he would stop Trump from becoming President.>> February, March of 2016, Peter Strzok said Trump's abyssal, Trump's an idiot, he's a bleeping idiot.
Hillary should win a hundred million to zero, sounds to me like he hates the President.>> His text messages would certainly leave that as the implication.>> While Horowitz acknowledged the text messages cast a cloud over the investigation. He maintained his stance that the FBI's probe into Clinton's emails was not tainted by political bias.
Democrats used the opportunity to rebut Republican's claims the FBI might have helped Clinton during the campaign. Pointing out that the FBI's probe of the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia was not revealed until after the election. While then FBI Director James Comey revealed the Clinton probe.>> Why was there a different standard on the Russian investigation, which followed protocol?
But on the Clinton area, there were press conferences, there were testimony before Congress.>> I think the bottom line here is, the leadership of the Department needs to have rules in place. Policies in place, norms in place, practices in place.>> The report's findings have no direct connection to the Justice Department's separate special council probe.
On Russia's alleged interference in the election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow. Trump has repeatedly denied collusion and has called special council Robert Mueller's probe a witch hunt.