The FBI’s reputation has taken a gigantic hit since the 2016 election.
Each week has seemingly produced new bombshell revelations about former Director James Comey’s anti-Trump bias.
Now one Senator is asking questions about an FBI cover-up that could blow the lid off the Deep State.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is questioning the FBI’s redactions of text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok.
The FBI claims the redactions are to protect sources and methods, but the Bureau has been exposed as lying on that front.
In one instance the FBI blacked out information that showed former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe spent $70,000 on a table for his office.
Johnson suspects the FBI is concealing embarrassing details as opposed to protecting national security.
The Daily Caller reports:
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee is asking the FBI about “highly questionable” redactions in text messages exchanged between two bureau officials who worked on the Hillary Clinton and Trump campaign investigations.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson flagged several redactions in text messages, which he said the bureau made “without apparent legitimate reasons.”
Johnson singled out one October 2016 text message that suggested that FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok was locked in a battle with another government official over a secret surveillance warrant. In another July 2016 text, Strzok suggested that the FBI lacked the resources to conduct a thorough investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The FBI has continually slow-walked document requests from multiple Congressional committees.
That has fueled suspicions they are sitting on explosive information that would vindicate Donald Trump’s allegations that Bureau spied on him for partisan reasons during the 2016 election.
Stay tuned. We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this story.