His reaction came immediately as a response to reports that claimed that FBI agent Peter Strzok had texted out something about some mysterious “secret society” that was plotting against President Donald Trump.
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Peter Strzok, the former FBI investigator into the alleged “Russian Collusion” led by special counsel Robert Muller has reportedly shared text messages with his lover in which they were discussing a “secret society” whose aim was to destroy Trump’s presidency.
Congressman John Ratcliffe, chairman of the House Cybersecurity Committee posted a tweet on his account on Monday, following the release of the texts, that attacked the “manifest bias” of the FBI.
The thousands of texts @TGowdySC and I reviewed today revealed manifest bias among top FBI officials against @realDonaldTrump. The texts between Strzok and Page referenced a “secret society.”
As you are probably already familiar, Strzok was originally part of the team investigating the alleged“collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia. Considering this fact, his text messages have been regarded as evidence that the investigation is one filled with corruption and bias.
Republicans Trey Gowdy and John Ratcliffe demand answers. On Monday, the two of them appeared on Fox News on Monday.
According to Real Clear Politics , Ratcliffe said “It is possible these text messages that are missing, perhaps they really were lost. Perhaps it is another strange coincidence.” adding, “It is harder and harder for us to explain one strange coincidence after another.”
He continued, “We know that Strzok and Page had an intense anti-Trump bias”
“And that’s OK, so long as they check it at the door and do their job. We learned today in the thousands of text messages we have reviewed, that perhaps they may not have done that. We know about this ‘insurance policy’ that was referenced trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.”
Ratcliffe concluded : “We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of his election, there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI, to include Page and Strzok, working against him. I’m not saying that actually happened, but when folks speak in those terms, they need to come forward to explain the context.”
Trey Gowdy also commented on this ” secret society” saying : “You have this insurance policy in Spring 2016, and then the day after the election, what they really didn’t want to have happen, there is a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these supposed to be fact-centric FBI agents saying, ‘Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.’ So I’m going to want to know what secret society you are talking about, because you’re supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the Electoral College. So yeah — I’m going to want to know.”
Both of them vowed to pursue their efforts to find out the truth and expose the biased and corrupt activities of the FBI.