Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was interviewed by an FBI supervisor who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation allegedly due to text messages critical of the president, according to national security reporter Sara Carter of Circa News.
The Monday report cites “several sources” who say FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two agents who interviewed Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24.
Strzok was removed from his role after he allegedly made comments critical of President Donald Trump to an FBI attorney, according to stories in The New York Times and The Washington Post over the weekend.
Carter reported that a former U.S. intelligence official told her:
With the recent revelation that Strzok was removed from the Special Counsel investigation for making anti-Trump text messages it seems likely that the accuracy and veracity of the 302 of Flynn’s interview as a whole should be reviewed and called into question.
Additionally, a former FBI agent said Strzok's reported text messages show a “bias that cannot be ignored particularly if he had anything to do with Flynn's interview and his role in it,” according to the report.
Flynn pleaded guilty last week to one count of lying to the FBI regarding conversations with a Russian ambassador. He is said to be cooperating with the special counsel's office.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Saturday indicated he would begin writing a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray partly because of what he viewed as a delay in the handing over of information about the Russia-Trump investigation.