Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is coming apart at the seams–all because of text messages.
That revelation that a top FBI agent in the Russia and Hillary Clinton investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for sending anti-Trump messages to an FBI lawyer dealt a major blow to the investigation’s credibility.
A lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch would shed greater light on the extent of the anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias in the Special Counsel investigation.
The lawsuit, filed with the Department of Justice in October 2016 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) calls for the release of FBI records relating to its “investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government email server during her tenure.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the Daily Caller the anti-Trump text messages of FBI agent Peter Strzok “should be responsive” to the lawsuit, meaning the messages fit the description of the documents the lawsuit seeks to obtain and are expected to be included in the batch produced by the Justice Department.
The FBI has released 30 pages of documents related in response to the lawsuit so far, even after claiming it was unable to find such documents.
Fitton said he’s unsure about the timeline for the release of Strzok’s texts and other documents. Judicial Watch has also filed a FOIA request related to the beleaguered agent’s dismissall from the Mueller probe, but the watchdog organization is yet to receive a reply from the FBI.
Fitton appeared on Fox to discuss reports that Strzok not only interviewed Hillary Clinton and her aides during the investigation into the former Secretary of State’s private email server, but also interviewed former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI.
.@JudicialWatch President @TomFitton on agent part of Mueller investigation removed over anti-Trump texts: “He was not only an anti-Trumper. He was pro-Hillary according to the reports.” pic.twitter.com/9DEck4zlsk
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 5, 2017
“Both investigations have been irredeemably compromised by the presence of this individual on the investigations,” Fitton said. He went on to assert that “the President needs to step in. Frankly, I’d consider a pardon of Mr. Flynn and I’d shut down the Mueller investigation at this point.”
Many Americans agree with Fitton that the news of Strzok’s political bias casts major doubt on the credibility of the Special Counsel.
Strzok should not have a position in government at all and should be brought up on charges for his part in the cover-up of lies. Swamp feeders!
— Connie (@connie_ogle) December 5, 2017
Time for all these people to be charged accordingly and arrested let the courts sort it out no more waiting for this corrupted FBI to do what is right because they can’t.
— Darrell Richardson (@DMRichardson71) December 5, 2017
This investigation has been tainted from the start. Mueller is way to involved in Clinton crimes as a suspect himself let alone all his bias and support for her election. Who is representing POTUS to allow this to happen?
— Donald (@otdon) December 5, 2017
There needs to be an oversight committee put in place. Mueller must have accountability. $5Million for a witch hunt?
— Lemon Breeland (@CattledogMeg) December 5, 2017
Investigate the investigators.
— John stirling (@Johnsti123456) December 5, 2017
I agree, its compromised full of anti Trump snakes….shut it down
— High Tech Redneck (@poorbottomangel) December 5, 2017
Peter Strzok is like Chance, the gardner, from the old Peter Sellers movie, “Being There”. He’s got a major role in everything. I can’t even find time to do my laundry and he’s all over the place. I swear he’s cloned himself.
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) December 5, 2017