Speaking on Fox News Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said that multiple top-level FBI officials held secret off-site meetings, a new development that raises further questions regarding corruption and political bias at the FBI.
Following the Justice Department’s admission to lawmakers Friday that five months of text messages between FBI official Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page are missing, Johnson said Congress will investigate the FBI.
“There were a number of high-level FBI officials that were holding secret meetings off-site,” Johnson said. He wouldn’t give a concrete number, but said there were “more than just Strzok and Page.” Johnson also declined to reveal more information about his sources.
“We are dealing with the world’s premier investigative agency here, and people who come forward to us fear retaliation,” Johnson explained.
On Tuesday, Johnson said that a protected “informant” had corroborated reports of a “secret society” within the FBI that emerged from text messages sent between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. “This is bias, potentially corruption, at the highest levels of the FBI,” Johnson told Brett Baier.
Johnson said recovering the missing text messages was of paramount importance, because these text messages show the unguarded thoughts of these top FBI officials.
“You can see the impunity with which they’re acting here,”Johnson said. “Because they’re the FBI, nobody is ever going to investigate them. Well, sorry, we are going to start investigating them.”
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