During an interview Wednesday with Fox News, Johnson warned that evidence suggests Deep State actors and former President Barack Obama holdovers have created a toxic — and likely corrupt — environment at the FBI and DOJ.
“When you see this kind of bias, this kind of corruption at the FBI, you have to ask the question: Are there similar individuals — highly biased, political operatives — burrowed into the Department of Justice as well?” Johnson said.
Johnson was discussing Peter Strzok, the former top counterintelligence analyst at the FBI, who was fired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last year for sending threatening anti-Trump messages to Lisa Page, a top FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair, on their government-issued cell phones.
The Wisconsin Senator said Sessions may not be able to trust the employees who work for him at the DOJ.
“Does Attorney General Sessions really have a department he can rely on and trust as well?” he asked. “This is deeply concerning and we’re going to continue to dig.”
Johnson said Sessions can legally fire employees who have “enormous political bias” or are “not doing their job.”
Johnson’s warning about corruption festering at the FBI and DOJ follows several bombshell reports about major concerns at the two departments.
On Tuesday, the FBI admitted it “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages between Strzok and Page between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017.
In text messages released earlier this week, Strzok and Page discussed Trump being impeached before he even won the 2016 presidential election.
Johnson said it’s evident that the highest levels of the FBI and DOJ have been corrupted, and he believes Sessions may not be able to trust anyone at the bureau as Congress works to expose it all.
Source: The Western Journal