CNN gave more attention to rumors of special counsel Robert Mueller’s firing than to an FBI agent’s anti-Trump text messages in the last week.
According to an analysis of cable news transcripts, speculation about firing Robert Mueller was mentioned 22 different times on CNN between Dec. 16 and Dec. 18.
On the other hand, anti-Trump text messages by FBI between Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 were mentioned only 19 times on CNN.
FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was assigned to the investigation into Russian collusion, exchanged text messages about Donald Trump throughout 2015 and 2016, calling him an “idiot,” “awful,” and saying that he hoped “Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0.”
Another FBI agent he was texting, Lisa Page, wrote in March 2016, “God trump is a loathsome human….omg he’s an idiot.”
Strzok also wrote about the need for an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency, and was reportedly referring to the Russia investigation when he said that.
Strzok was removed from the investigation when Mueller discovered these messages.
The White House has repeatedly denied that it has any intention of firing Robert Mueller.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders appeared on “Fox and Friends” Thursday and said, “I want to be very clear and make sure that I address Sen Warner’s concern for the 1,000th time. We have no intentions of firing Bob Mueller.” (RELATED: White House Hopes Mueller ‘Hoax’ Ends ‘Very Soon’)
“We are continuing to work closely and cooperate with him. We look forward to seeing this hoax wrap up very soon,” she added.
Some individual Republicans and conservative media figures have attacked Mueller and the FBI. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said Wednesday, “The Mueller investigation has been proven to be biased. The American people know it’s biased.” (RELATED: GOP Rep: ‘The Mueller Investigation Has Been Proven To Be Biased’ [VIDEO])
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro made headlines last week after saying that the FBI needed a “cleansing” and that some members should be “taken out in cuffs.” Fox News’ Jesse Watters also suggested there could be a “coup in America” over the investigation into Trump.
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