Congressman Trey Gowdy laid into FBI agent Peter Strzok over his anti-Trump text messages, saying they showed a clear and “unprecedented” level of bias “you rarely see” from FBI officials.
Strzok, a key player in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s original Russia probe, had to be ‘reassigned’ after sending the biased messages to his girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
The pair exchanged messages about then-candidate Trump, referring to him as a “douche” and a “f***ing idiot.”
What really drew the ire of Gowdy however, was a particular message discussing an “insurance policy” to eliminate Trump from the presidency should he go on to win.
Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): “I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy’s office-that there’s no way he gets elected-but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.It’s like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you’re 40”
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 13, 2017
“If they were coming up with a quote ‘insurance policy’ in case Donald Trump won, that is devastating,” Gowdy said during an interview with Fox News.
“What I hope is that insurance policy was not a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign,” he added.
Trey Gowdy discussing questions about Strzok, as well as Hezbolla – spitting mad.https://t.co/IxbQsMbecc
— ProudlyStand4America (@FondoOfTheMondo) December 20, 2017
“This was a level of bias that you rarely see, frankly,” Gowdy added of Strzok.
Aside from being ‘reassigned’ from the Russia probe, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed that Strzok is being reviewed for his role in the Clinton email investigation, as well as a number of other politically sensitive cases.
It’s not enough for him to be gone from the Mueller probe, according to Gowdy.
“I am heartened by the fact that [Mueller] kicked Strzok off as soon as he learned,” Gowdy said. “I just wish he’d have learned sooner.”
“He’s in the middle of major investigations,” he said of Strzok. “Thank God he’s gone, but I want to know how the hell he got there in the first place.”
We know that already, don’t we?
Gowdy is a top Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee.
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