Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said that in the newest batch of text messages between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, show that feelings against Donald Trump at the Bureau are worse than just biased, but they actually show “animus” toward the president, reports Breitbart.
Jordan believes that these recently unveiled messages show the agent’s judgment as he investigated the Hillary Clinton email scandal and later the supposed connections between candidate Donald Trump and Russian officials were impaired and lead to improper handling of the investigations.
The texts are stark for their raw dislike of Trump, Fox News reported:
“On Election Day 2016, Page wrote, ‘OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING.” Strzok replied, “Omg, I am so depressed.” Later that month, on Nov. 13, 2016, Page wrote, “I bought all the president’s men. Figure I need to brush up on Watergate.’
The next day, Nov. 14, 2016, Page wrote, ‘God, being here makes me angry. Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile, we have OUR task ahead of us.’”
After reading about all of the hatred and seeming conspiratorial talk between the two who work for a bureau that have the potential to heavily influence elections or put people in jail, Jordan wonders how far the “animus” went in the FBI.
In another text, agent Strzok repoted that Barack Obama was demanding frequent updates on their investigation. “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” a text from September of 2016 reads.
This text seems to contradict what Obama himself said in April of 2016 when he told the media that he never put pressure on the FBI for any reason.
Jordan also questioned Obama’s actions.
“It certainly warrants investigation, and it certainly brings into a new perspective that there’s this idea from President Obama that there was no political influence at the top levels of the FBI,” Jordan said on Fox & Friends on Wednesday.
Jordan was also incensed that Strzok characterized Republicans as “hillbillies.”
“They talk about walking in Walmart and saying, ‘Oh, I can smell the Trump supporters,’” Jordan added. “The animus towards people who support President Trump is so obvious.”
It is evidently clear now that Strzok may just be the beginning point in a wider problem of political bias in the FBI and other powerful bureaus in the government, which all need to be evaluated and looked into more.