The FBI investigator fired from the so-called “Russian Collusion” investigation by special counsel Robert Muller was revealed to have sent texts to his lover talking of a “secret society” aimed at destroying the presidency of Donald Trump, reports say.
On Monday, chairman of the House Cybersecurity Committee, Congressman John Ratcliffe (R, TX), posted a tweet denouncing the FBI’s “manifest bias” after the texts were revealed.
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) January 23, 2018
The congressman’s tweet come on the heels of reports that FBI agent Peter Strzok had texted out something about some mysterious “secret society” that would work to destroy Trump. Strzok was originally part of the team investigating the purported “collusion” between Trump and Russia during the 2016 election and his communications have since become part of the evidence that the Mueller investigation is a corrupt mess.
The revelations of the FBI agent’s texts seem to show how biased investigators involved in these efforts seem to be. Reps. Trey Gowdy and John Ratcliffe both want answers.
The pair appeared on Fox News on Monday, according to Real Clear Politics:
“It is possible these text messages that are missing, perhaps they really were lost. Perhaps it is another strange coincidence,” Ratcliffe said. “It is harder and harder for us to explain one strange coincidence after another.”
“We know that Strzok and Page had an intense anti-Trump bias,” he said. “And that’s OK, so long as they check it at the door and do their job. We learned today in the thousands of text messages we have reviewed, that perhaps they may not have done that. We know about this ‘insurance policy’ that was referenced trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.”
Ratcliffe continued: “We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of his election, there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI, to include Page and Strzok, working against him. I’m not saying that actually happened, but when folks speak in those terms, they need to come forward to explain the context.”
About the “secret society,” Gowdy said: “You have this insurance policy in Spring 2016, and then the day after the election, what they really didn’t want to have happen, there is a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these supposed to be fact-centric FBI agents saying, ‘Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.’ So I’m going to want to know what secret society you are talking about, because you’re supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the Electoral College. So yeah — I’m going to want to know.”
Gowdy and Ratcliffe pledged to continue their efforts to uncover the biased and corrupt activities of the FBI.
Finally, Sebastian Gorka had an excellent question. He is wondering how a mere civil servant like Peter Strzok can afford the high priced, Harvey Weinstein lawyer he has recently engaged.
It is a good question, isn’t it? Who is paying Strzok’s bills?
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]