They’re starting to just come out and say it: GOP leaders, and respected ones at that, are beginning to openly suggest that there was potentially a conspiracy within the Obama FBI and the broader DOJ to ensure that President Donald Trump never saw the inside of the Oval Office.
With a nod toward the investigation into FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s texts and email messages to his mistress insinuating that “they” might need an “insurance policy” regarding Donald Trump’s campaign as it gathered more support, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News that he sees an inherent bias against Trump that morphed into a concerted effort to stop Trump from defeating Hillary Clinton.
“From what we learned several weeks ago, that they paid for the [Fusion GPS] dossier…[which] I believe that …fake dossier was used as the basis to get warrants, to now what we’ve learned about Peter Strzok and [DOJ official with alleged ties to Fusion GPS] Bruce Ohr and the FBI and the Justice Department respectively, everything points to the fact that there was an orchestrated plan to try to prevent Donald Trump from being the next president of the United States,” Jordan told Fox and Friends Tuesday.
Strzok, in one particularly damning text exchange, makes reference to “Andy’s office,” leading some Republican legislators to suspect FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may have been aware of the effort to subvert Trump’s campaign.
McCabe spent nearly 8 hours Tuesday before the House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence.
The House Intelligence Committee grilled Andrew McCabe behind closed doors Tuesday, with Republicans angered by what they claim is the FBI deputy director’s obvious left-leaning political bias against President Trump.
“Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016 … from [Hillary] Clinton’s emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and a committee member, told Fox News on Tuesday.
While few details emerged from the panel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Republican committee members were expected to focus on hundreds of text messages between an FBI counterintelligence agent and an FBI lawyer in which they call Mr. Trump an “idiot” and a “loathsome human” as he was running for president in 2016.
Subpoenas for testimony from Strzok, his girlfriend, FBI Agent Lisa Page and Ohr are expected to be issued in the coming weeks.