(National Sentinel) Collusion Probe: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to undermine Hillary Clinton is “irreparably tainted” with bias and should not hold up, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night on her program.
During a critique of Mueller’s team, which is filled with Clinton donors and Democrat-aligned lawyers and investigators, she said the probe itself is an example of “how big government can end up becoming a threat to a representative democracy.”
In particular, Ingraham referenced text messages written by FBI Agent Peter Strzok in August of 2016 and exchanged with his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, that said: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Strzok is referring to what was many believe was a political meeting in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s office, Breitbart News reported.
Ingraham, who is an attorney by trade, also noted that earlier that same month, Page wrote to Strzok, “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace [Trump].”
“I can protect our country at many levels,” Strzok replied.
The Fox News host noted that the exchange took place in the heart of a heated presidential campaign.
“They were intent on preventing him from being elected by any means necessary. And if that meant applying for a FISA warrant based on a phony dossier in order to spy on the campaign, maybe they’d do it. And if it meant deploying the entire mainstream media apparatus into Defcon 1 mode; hyper-ventilating about Russian collusion 24/7, they’d do it,” Ingraham said.
Regarding the “insurance policy” claim, Ingraham noted further:
And today, if it means floating a specious story alleging that the president has early on-set dementia, they’ll do that too. Or maybe spreading damaging falsehoods with anonymous sources that are later parroted and then retracted by major news organizations. Yeah, they’ll do that too. … Whatever it takes. As former Mueller investigator Peter Strzok put it, they needed an “insurance policy” to stop Trump.
Ingraham said she was tempted to call for Mueller’s firing, but refrained, saying instead that his probe is “irreparably tainted” and itself should be investigated by a second special counsel, which Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for.
If that doesn’t happen, the host said she thinks his investigation “will and should” collapse over these “endless revelations of bias.”
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