On Tuesday, Johnson said that a protected "informant" had corroborated reports of a "secret society" within the Federal Bureau of Investigation that emerged from text messages sent between Federal Bureau of Investigation officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
While those five months of messages are now unavailable, another 50,000 text messages between the two FBI officials - FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page - contain some pretty damning stuff, including reference to "an insurance policy" to remove Trump from office if he were elected and a mention of a "secret society" of highly placed people within the FBI and Department of Justice who were working against Trump.
Hundreds of texts between Strzok and Page were released last month.
Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller thinks they've got a real scoop with this story about an FBI agent - the same agent they've been savaging as anti-Trump - saying at the very beginning of Robert Mueller being named special counsel that his "gut sense" was that the investigation would come up empty.
Gaetz also urged the House Intelligence Committee to release the four-page memo written by the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.), detailing surveillance abuses targeting the Trump campaign during the Obama administration.
Federal Bureau of Investigation did not keep texts between agents involved in Clinton, Trump probes
Comey announced that he would not recommend charges against Clinton during a press conference on July 5, 2016. As noted by Ross, May 17, 2017 is of particular significance.
Prior to the discovery of missing texts, Trump has attacked Strzok and Page in a Wall Street Journal interview and accused them of treason for criticizing him. The omission of text messages between December 2016 and May 2017, a critical gap encompassing the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, is equally concerning.
Johnson was speaking with Fox News when he made the bombshell revelation, telling viewers that a group of individuals at the DOJ met "off-site" to derail President Trump's agenda within days of his inauguration. Strzok responds, "Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE.", an apparent reference to "Midyear Exam" - the FBI's internal case name for the Clinton investigation.
"You and I both know the odds are nothing".
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz noting that the IG's office said on December 13 that it had all the messages between Strzok and Page between November 30, 2016, and July 28, 2017.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday evening that a review is already underway into what happened, and whether the text messages can be recovered.
"No, we have to dig into it", Johnson said. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in a letter to the FBI Director. "This is bias, potentially corruption, at the highest levels of the FBI", Johnson told Brett Baier.