Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed on Fox News that an FBI informant told Congress a ‘secret society’ of bureau agents was formed after Donald Trump was elected president, and held meetings off-site.
During the interview with Bret Baier he said this information indicates ‘corruption of the highest levels of the FBI’.
‘That secret society – we have an informant that’s talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off-site,’ Johnson said.
‘There is so much smoke here.’
‘A secret society?’ Baier asked Johnson. ‘Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department? And you have an informant saying that?’
‘Correct,’ Johnson said.
‘Is there anything more about that?’ Baier asked.
‘No. But we have to dig into it – this is not a distraction. Again, this is bias – potentially corruption – at the highest level of the FBI,’ Johnson said.
‘By the way, Robert Mueller used to run the FBI,’ he said.
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‘He is in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct,’ to which at this point Johnson said a second independent counsel to investigate the matter would be necessary.
‘So I think at this point in time we probably should be looking at a special counsel to undertake this investigation – but Congress is going to have to continue to dig,” he said.
‘When you see this kind of bias and corruption in the FBI you have to ask the question, are there similar individuals highly biased –‘ political operatives burrowed into the Department of Justice as well. Does Attorney General Sessions really have a department he can rely on and trust as well?’ he asked.
Via the Daily Mail: Two FBI officials who derided Trump in text messages prior to the presidential election and suggested taking out an ‘insurance policy’ in case he won were revealed on Monday to have talked about forming a ‘secret society’ the day after the Republican politician beat Hillary Clinton.
The conversation was part of a batch of communications between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page the Department of Justice provided last week to Congress, two members of Congress told Fox News.
In an appearance on ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum,’ Rep. Trey Gowdy said, ‘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 objective, fact-centric FBI agents saying, “Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.”
‘So of course 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.’
.@SenRonJohnson on alleged ‘secret society’ mentioned in @FBI agents’ texts: “That ‘secret society’ – we have an informant that’s talking about a group, they were holding secret meetings offsite.” #SpecialReport https://t.co/0NPVFhqWiY pic.twitter.com/NaXelnfaJP
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