'Your Brain Is a Nothing-Burger': Bongino Rips Liberal Media's Lax Response to IG Report
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino slammed the liberal media for its narrative following the release of the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Bongino said Saturday night on "Watters' World" that he was bothered by left-wing media outlets claiming that the report's findings were not a big deal.
The long-awaited report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that fired FBI Director James Comey was insubordinate and criticized his handling of the Clinton investigation.
It also revealed text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, in which Strzok vowed to “stop” Trump from being elected.
"We were deeply troubled by text messages ... that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias," the report stated.
Bongino called Strzok the "meat in the sandwich" of Horowitz's investigation.
"There's been a narrative by the left-wing media that ... this report was a 'nothing-burger.' I'm sorry, your brain is a 'nothing-burger,'" he said.
Strzok was romantically involved with Page and was ultimately removed from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
The report also stated that Strzok's text to Page implied a "willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
Bongino added that Strzok's text was bad enough, but the fact that it was hidden from Congress makes it much worse.
Trump said that the inspector general's report "totally exonerates" him, and it was a "total disaster" for the FBI, Comey and Comey's "minions" in a Friday morning tweet.
The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the FBI. I did a great service to the people in firing him. Good Instincts. Christopher Wray will bring it proudly back!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
Horowitz also concluded that while mistakes were made, there was no bias in the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation.
Watch the segment above.