(National Sentinel)Â 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,Â 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 ofÂ â€œhow big government can end up becoming a threat to a representative democracy.”
In particular,Â 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: â€œI want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andyâ€™s office â€” that thereâ€™s no way [Trump] gets elected â€” but Iâ€™m afraid we canâ€™t take that risk. Itâ€™s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before youâ€™re 40.â€
Strzok is referring to what was many believe was a political meeting in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeâ€™s office,Â Breitbart News reported.
Ingraham, who is an attorney by trade, also noted that earlier that same month, Page wrote to Strzok, “Maybe youâ€™re meant to stay where you are because youâ€™re meant to protect the country from that menace [Trump].â€
â€œI can protect our country at many levels,â€ Strzok replied.
TheÂ Fox News host noted that the exchange took place in the heart of a heated presidential campaign.
“TheyÂ 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 theyâ€™d do it. And if it meant deploying the entire mainstream media apparatus into Defcon 1 mode; hyper-ventilating about Russian collusion 24/7, theyâ€™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, theyâ€™ll do that too. Or maybe spreading damaging falsehoods with anonymous sources that are later parroted and then retracted by major news organizations. Yeah, theyâ€™ll do that too. â€¦ Whatever it takes. As former Mueller investigator Peter Strzok put it, they needed an â€œinsurance policyâ€ 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 thinksÂ his investigation â€œwill and shouldâ€ collapse over these â€œendless revelations of bias.â€
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