An FBI agent on the Hillary Clinton email investigation who traded anti-Trump texts with her FBI colleague lover is pictured here for the first time since her name was revealed by congress.
Sally Moyer, 44, who texted 'f**k Trump,' called President Trump's voters 'retarded' and vowed to quit 'on the spot' if he won the election, was seen leaving her home early Friday morning wearing a floral top and dark pants.
She shook her head and declined to discuss the controversy with a reporter, and ducked quickly into her nearby car in the rain without an umbrella before driving off.
Moyer's texts and instant messages from her FBI devices were included in a 568-page inspector general report released last Friday, which said those messages and others 'raised concerns about potential bias in the Clinton investigation.'
Moyer was identified only as 'Agent 5' in the report, but her name was released by Rep. Mark Meadows during a congressional hearing this week.
Moyer, an attorney and registered Democrat appears to have worked at the FBI since at least September of 2006. She previously worked for law firm Crowell & Moring. Moyer graduated from Allegheny College in 1996 with a degree in political science.
At the time of the texts, Moyer was on the 'filter team' for the Clinton probe – a small team of government officials that determines whether information obtained by the FBI is considered 'privileged' or if it can be used in the investigation.
Moyer exchanged most of the messages with another FBI agent who worked on the Clinton investigation, identified as 'Agent 1' in the report.
Moyer and Agent 1 were in a romantic relationship at the time, and the two have since married, according the report. Agent 1's name is being withheld.
The inspector general report said it found no 'documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the specific investigative decisions.'
However, the report said the messages 'cast a cloud over the FBI [Clinton] investigation and sowed doubt the FBI's work on, and its handling of, the [Clinton] investigation.'
'Moreover, the damage caused by their actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI's reputation for neutral fact-finding and political independence,' said the report.
In the conversations, Moyer and Agent 1 discuss their support for Clinton and opposition to Trump as well as their frustration with the probe into whether Clinton improperly stored classified information on her private email server.
Agent 1 referred to the investigation as a 'waste of resources and time and focus' shortly after he was assigned to the case.
'Its just so obvious how pointless this exercise is. And everyone is so into it,' Agent 1 texted Moyer on Oct. 26, 2015.
Many of the texts directly referenced Trump and the election.
'I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute f***ng idiot. If you dont [sic] think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf,' Agent 1 texted Moyer on Aug. 26, 2016.
'I forgot about drumpf,' responded Moyer, citing a popular running joke by TV host John Oliver that was intended to mock Trump's last name.
'[T]hat's so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for [Trump],' added Moyer. '[S]omeone who can't answer a question…someone who can't be professional for even a second.'
Moyer later complained about her co-workers, texting Agent 1 on September 9, 2016 that she 'would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones in ohio that are retarded [sic]' than spend time with some of her colleagues.
On Election Day, Agent 1 texted Moyer, writing: 'You think HRC is gonna win right? You think we should get nails and some boards in case she doesn't.'
'[Hillary] better win,' replied Moyer. '[O]therwise I'm gonna be walking around with both my guns. And likely quitting on the spot.'
Agent 1 responded: 'You should know…that…I'm…with her,' a reference to Clinton's campaign slogan 'I'm with her.'
'Screw you trump,' wrote back Moyer. 'Go baby, go! Let's give [Clinton] Virginia!'
After Trump's election, Moyer complained in a text about having to be on call for the president's inauguration on December 6, 2016.
'F**k you Trump,' she texted Agent 1.
Moyer also claimed she would turn down a presidential award for public service due to her disdain for Trump.
'I think now that trump is the president, i'd refuse it. it would be an insult to even be considered for it,' she wrote on February 9, 2017.
In addition, the inspector general report found that Agent 1 'sent numerous messages that referenced 'political' considerations in the context of the [Clinton] investigation.'
In one message, Agent 1 told a colleague that the investigation would probably be completed by March of 2016 because of the timing of the presidential election.
'Doesnt matter what we have, political winds will want to beat the [primary elections],' wrote Agent 1 to an unidentified FBI employee.
On May 6, 2016 Agent 1 texted Moyer: 'pretty bad news today...someone has breathed some political urgency into this [Clinton investigation].'
Although the messages were exchanged on government devices, Moyer told the inspector general that she considered her comments 'personal' and 'off the-cuff.'
She also said her personal political views had no impact on her work at the FBI or on the Clinton investigation.
'I can tell you in no way did my political or what I understand of [Agent 1], no political anything is going to interfere with us doing our job as professionals,' Moyer told the inspector general.
Kevin Clinesmith, 36, another FBI attorney who worked on the Clinton investigation, was found to have sent similar messages. Clinesmith was identified as 'Attorney 2' in the inspector general report, but his name was released by Rep. Mark Meadows during a congressional hearing this week.
'[I]n no way has it ever or would it ever affect the way I, I handle any investigation, any case, any professional work that I, that I put forward,' she said.
Agent 1 said the exchanges with Moyer were how he vented frustrations at the office and similarly said they did not influence his work on the investigation.
'I think this was primarily used as a personal conversation venting mode for me,' said Agent 1 in an interview with the inspector general.
Three other FBI official involved in the Clinton probe were also revealed to have sent anti-Trump and pro-Clinton texts on a government phone.
Two high-ranking FBI officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were found late last year to have sent politically charged messages related to Trump and the Clinton email investigation.
The two officials, who were having an extramarital affair and exchanged thousands of texts, also worked on Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump campaign officials.
In one of the messages, Page asked Strzok to reassure her that Trump wouldn't win the election.
'No he won't [win],' responded Strzok. 'We'll stop it.'
Page resigned from the Bureau in May and Strzok was reassigned. Strzok was reportedly escorted out of the FBI on Tuesday and has had his security clearance revoked.
At the hearing, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz declined to confirm the identities of Moyer and Clinesmith. But Meadows said he decided to name them because neither works in a counterintelligence capacity.
Clinesmith, who attended Georgetown University Law Center, previously worked for the U.S. Department of Energy before joining the FBI.
In 2012, he ran for Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Columbia Heights, a northwest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., on a platform of supporting the local arts, installing more public trash bins to the area, and improving a local dog park.
Clinesmith, who is divorced, told the New Columbia Heights website at the time that he grew up in a 'small farming town in rural Michigan' and moved to the Washington area in 2008.
Clinesmith texted several colleagues bemoaning the 'destruction of the Republic' after FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter informing congress that the Clinton email investigation was being reopened days before the election on October 26, 2016.
'As I have initiated the destruction of the republic.... Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?' Clinesmith wrote to one co-worker.
'I'm clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic's destruction,' he told another.
After the election, Clinesmith also fretted in text messages that he could have done more to prevent Trump's victory. He texted an unnamed colleague that he believed the FBI's decision to reopen the Clinton probe 'broke the momentum' for Clinton.
'I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,' Clinesmith wrote to the unnamed FBI colleague, according to the inspector general report.
'It's just hard not to feel like the FBI caused some of this. It was razor thin in some states,' he added.
The Justice Department inspector general asked Clinesmith during an interview what actions he thought he could have taken to influence the election. Clinesmith said he would have tried to finish the investigation quicker.
'It was just kind of like a discussion on how I could have either moved the process along more quickly or more efficiently at a, at a more, at an earlier time, or whatnot,' he said.
Clinesmith also texted that he was 'numb' and 'just devastated' by Trump's election.
'I'm just devastated. I can't wait until I can leave today and just shut off the world for the next four days,' he wrote.
'I honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues too, the crazies won finally. This is the tea party on steroids,' he added. 'And the GOP is going to be lost, they have to deal with an incumbent in 4 years. We have to fight this again. Also Pence is stupid.'
On November 22, 2016, a colleague texted Clinesmith to ask if he had changed his views on Trump.
'Hell no. Viva le resistance,' responded Clinesmith, a reference to the 'Resistance,' a Trump opposition movement that claimed to be collaborating with officials inside the Trump administration.
Clinesmith told the inspector general that his comment did not indicate he was going to use his FBI position to fight Trump.
'It wasn't something along the lines of, you know, we're taking certain actions in order to, you know, combat that or, or do anything like that,' he said, according to the report. 'Like that, that was not the intent of that.'
He also said his political views didn't impact his work and said he and his colleague 'tend to exaggerate some statements back and forth to one another.'