Former FBI Official on Allegations of Anti-Trump Bias: 'This Is Watergate Part 2'
A former FBI official joined Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" this morning to react to new revelations about text anti-Trump text messages exchanged by top FBI officials during the 2016 election.
Peter Strzok -- a counterintelligence official involved in both the Hillary Clinton email probe and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe -- exchanged tens of thousands of messages with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair.
In the messages, the pair reportedly discussed an insurance policy against a Trump presidency, a "secret society" and ways to "fix" damage done by the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.
Terry Turchie, former deputy assistant director of the FBI's Counterterror Division, said the bureau is supposed to be immune to political influence, but this was a "catastrophic failure."
"This didn't just all happen. It's wasn't just a series of coincidences. People who've worked major cases in the FBI know that these kinds of things just don't happen, unless they're designed to happen this way," Turchie said.
He noted there are other lingering questions about bias at the FBI and DOJ related to the Clinton email probe and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation: Why was Clinton so confident she wouldn't be indicted for mishandling classified information? Why was the FBI more concerned about the leaking of the infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, as opposed to the meeting itself? Why does it appear former President Clinton knew in advance that his wife would be exonerated?
"There's a lot of political dirty tricks going on here. I don't think this trail is going to stop at the door of the Russians. I think it's going to stop where the Democratic Party came through the door of the FBI," Turchie said. "I think this is Watergate part two."
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