With FBI agent Peter Strzok testifying before Congress in a combative, shout-punctuated hearing Thursday about his vow to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president, the topic of FBI agents showing political bias was in the headlines.
So, what if there are more FBI agents with the same anti-Trump sentiment and promises of action?
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is advising the president, said he’s willing to bet “two or three” of members of Robert Mueller’s special counsel staff investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion have texted “horrible things” about Trump, noted ivestigative reporter Sara Carter.
He said Monday on “Fox and Friends”: “They have to come to grips with the fact that they are investigating an innocent man. … I see Mueller as a guy surrounded by people he shouldn’t have picked.”
Giuliani said the staff of the special counsel includes “partisan, over-the-top Hillary Democrats,” and he would be willing to bet that two or three of them sent “horrible” anti-Trump text messages.
The former mayor also said he had not made a final decision on whether or not Trump will sit down with Mueller for an interview, but there was a “slight opening” for the possibility.
“They haven’t come up with a scintilla of evidence; no facts, that the president had anything to do with the Russians,” he said.
Strzok was thrown off Mueller’s Russia investigation team because of his text messages, made on FBI time and on an FBI phone; but before Congress, he insisted that they were personal opinions only and had nothing to do with his work.
He insisted he wasn’t lying when he said he never let his personal political biases impact his work, even though after he promised “we” would stop Trump from becoming president, and Trump was elected, he was talking about impeachment within a day.