Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) appeared on Fox News to discuss new information surrounding Robert Mueller's Russia probe and 50,000 text messages between Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer, and Peter Strzok, a top counterintelligence official.
The messages reference a "secret society" within the Department of Justice (DOJ) formed after Trump's election and hopes for the president's businesses to fail.
On Twitter, Gowdy said:
The contents of these text messages between top FBI officials are extremely troubling in terms of when certain key decisions were made by the DOJ and the FBI, by whom these decisions were made, and the evident bias exhibited by those in charge of the investigation.
Rather than clearing up prior FBI and DOJ actions, these recently produced documents cause us to further question t… https://t.co/ME0lXLrh3X— Trey Gowdy (@Trey Gowdy) 1516669001
According to reports, "The Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened an investigation into how the FBI 'failed to preserve' text messages sent between Peter Strzok, the FBI’s top counterintelligence officer, and Lisa Page, a senior FBI lawyer."
Gowdy told Fox News that what's missing in the texts is important. "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."
See his interview below.