House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Thursday is "a dark day... for the FBI and DOJ" after the release of the inspector general's report into alleged actions in regard to the Clinton email scandal.

Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were interviewed on the matter on Special Report.

Gowdy, of Greenville, blasted the "level of bias and animus" showed by top FBI staff Peter Strzok and Lisa Page -- two lovers who were found to be exchanging texts about stopping Trump's rise.

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"Once [Trump] won, [Strzok] got on the Mueller probe and wanted to impeach him," Gowdy said of findings in Inspector General Michael Horowitz' report. "What a dark day it is for the FBI and for the DOJ."

Goodlatte, of Roanoke, said the inspector general's report proved there was "special treatment" given to Hillary Clinton during her federal investigation.

He said a "handful" of people in the hierarchy caused "serious damage" to the FBI as an institution.

"Some people are going to believe that because Strzok's level of animus is so high, you can't remove the taint," Gowdy added.

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