Rep. Trey Gowdy said Tuesday on Fox News that in the most recently revealed texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the officials discussed “how to avoid texts being captured and secured,” and showed a “manifest bias” against the president.
“Well we need to know a couple of things, number one we need to know how the world’s premier law enforcement agency managed to lose five months worth of texts and what’s also troubling is in the texts we do have, they’re discussing how to avoid texts being captured and secured,” said Gowdy.
He continued, “So, what’s missing is important, but also what’s there is important. It is manifest bias, not just against Trump, but against his kids, against his business interest. There’s a text where they hope the Trump Hotel fails. That is a level of bias that you rarely see and you never see from law enforcement officers.”
“What’s also troubling to me is this text that Johnny Ratcliff found last night about this ‘Secret Society.’ Now, I have no clue what that means, that was not the phraseology I used, but it’s the day after the election, it’s the same two people that were discussing a little bit later in the texts the damage they had done with the Clinton investigation and how they could, quote, ‘fix it,’ and make it right. That is a level of bias that is stunning among law enforcement officers,” Gowdy stated.
The FBI recently revealed that Strzok and Page exchanged more than 50,000 texts, and the Bureau claimed they had failed to retain texts for a five month period between December 2016 and May 2017.