'Go Home': Meadows Questions Why Strzok Still With FBI After 'Damning' IG Report
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that "there is no explanation" as to why Peter Strzok is still employed by the FBI after the Justice Department inspector general's report revealed he vowed to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president.
"There wouldn't be a good explanation when you've seen as much as I have," Meadows said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday.
He added that after the release of the "damning" report, "It's time for Peter Strzok to go home."
Strzok, who has since been reassigned, texted then-FBI attorney Lisa Page in August 2016 that "we’ll stop" Donald Trump from becoming president, The Washington Post reported.
"[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Page texted to Strzok.
"No. No he won’t. We'll stop it," Strzok responded.
Previously reported text messages between Strzok and Page revealed an antipathy toward then-candidate Trump. However, Bloomberg reported that Horowitz’s report "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence [in the Clinton case] that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed."
Meadows argued that it's time for the Department of Justice to be transparent, revealing that he plans to question Inspector General Michael Horowitz on why the the Justice Department seemed to investigate President Trump more thoroughly than Hillary Clinton.
"Why were there two standards, one for the Hillary Clinton investigation and one for Donald Trump?”
He added that he has more than 120 questions for Horowitz, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday.