Sen. Ron Johnson: FBI Informant Says 'Secret Society' Held Secret Meetings Off-Site
An FBI informant has apparently informed Congress that a secret society at the FBI was holding secret meetings off-site after the election of Donald Trump.
On Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday evening, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) called it "corruption of the highest levels of the FBI."
"That secret society — we have an informant that's talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off-site," Johnson said. "There is so much smoke here."
This comes after text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, his paramour, revealed that a "secret society" of officials within the FBI met the day after the election of Donald J. Trump to plot against the president-elect.
"A secret society?" Baier asked. "Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department? And you have an informant saying that?"
"Yes," Johnson answered matter-of-factly.
"Is [there] anything more about that?" Baier asked.
"No. We have to dig into it -- this is not a distraction. Again, this is bias -- potentially corruption -- at the highest levelsee of the FBI," Johnson declared.
"By the way," he added. "Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He is in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct." Johnson said the controversies surrounding the FBI have reached the point at which a second special counsel is warranted.
"So I think at this point in time we probably should be looking at a special counsel to undertake this investigation -- but Congress is going to have to continue to dig," he said.
"When you see this kind of bias and corruption in the FBI you have to ask the question, are there similar individuals highly biased -- political operatives burrowed into the Department of Justice as well. Does Attorney General Sessions really have a department he can rely on and trust as well?" he asked.
"This is deeply concerning and we're going to continue to dig," Johnson said.