A day after it was revealed that Congress had come across new text messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, Lisa Page, that made reference to a “secret society” at the Department of Justice, Sen. Ron Johnson told Fox News that the mysterious texts were not the only evidence his investigative committee had of these clandestine groups.
“What this is all about is further evidence of corruption, more than bias, but corruption at the highest levels of the FBI,” Johnson said. “And that ‘secret society?’ We have an informant that’s talking about a group, they were holding secret meetings off-site. There is so much smoke here; there is so much suspicion.”
At that point, Fox News host Bret Baier interrupted: “Let’s stop there. Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department?”
“Correct,” said Johnson.
“And you have an informant saying that?”
“Yes,” replied the senator.
Unfortunately, Johnson could not reveal any more than that.
“We have to dig into that,” he said. “This is not a distraction. Again, this is bias, potentially corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, that is now investigating — and by the way, Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He is in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct. So I think that at this point in time, we probably should be looking into special counsel to undertake this investigation, but Congress is going to have to continue to dig.”
These “secret society” revelations are only the latest evidence that something is extremely rotten in the state of Denmark. Yesterday, we reviewed tweets from two prominent House conservatives who are calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to delve into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. Now we have Sen. Johnson echoing that call. It’s only a matter of time before a clear majority of Republicans are publicly demanding that we hash this whole thing out once and for all.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, they say. Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t, but this is a whole hell of a lot of smoke. We at least need someone to go in and check for flames.