Two top FBI officials engulfed in controversy for exchanging anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 presidential election discussed a “secret society” the day after President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
With all of this, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is demanding not only a congressional investigation into the massive corruption scheme, but he wants a second special prosecutor to be appointed.
During an interview Monday with Fox News host Martha McCallum, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said Strzok discussing a “secret society” of federal agents to “prevent” Trump from taking office is one of the most chilling things they have ever seen.
“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 added. “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.”
Strzok was the top counterintelligence analyst at the FBI before being fired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last summer for sending anti-Trump text messages to Page, a top FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair.
The text messages the FBI allegedly lost were from the time period between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017, meaning they covered a pivotal time frame between the presidential transition and Mueller being appointed on May 17.
“There’s a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these two supposed to be objective fact-centric FBI agents, saying that perhaps this is the first meeting of the ‘secret society,’” Gowdy said. “So of course I’m going to want to know what secret society you’re 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.”
Source: Real Clear Politics