White House spokesman J. Hogan Gidley accused the FBI of harboring “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump Friday, days after the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a trove of politically-charged text messages exchanged between two FBI Agents.
“It is troubling, deeply troubling, that the revelations have now come to light that there is extreme bias against this president with high-up members of the team there at the FBI who were investigating Hillary Clinton at the time,” Gidley said on “Fox and Friends.”
“We’re a little concerned at what we’re seeing here. Obviously, those text messages give us quite a bit of pause and should be eye-opening at an agency that should be, quite frankly unbiased,” he added.
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The DOJ released over 300 text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI attorney Lisa Page to the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday evening.
Strzok, who was dismissed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation after his anti-Trump text messages were uncovered, referred to Trump as an “idiot” in one message and said “God, Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0,” in another message. (RELATED: Strzok Called Trump An ‘Idiot’ In Text To Fellow Special Counsel Investigator)
Trump appeared at the FBI National Academy to deliver an address during a state police FBI training graduation ceremony Friday. Gidley said “the president is absolutely supportive of and has full faith and confidence in the rank-and-file members of the DOJ and also the FBI.”
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