Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said Friday that recently revealed FBI documents showed the agency had “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump.
“There is extreme bias against this president with high-up members of the team there at the FBI who were investigating Hillary Clinton at the time,” Gidley said, according to the Associated Press.
His comments came in light of Fox News releasing text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — who both worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia — called Trump “an idiot” and feared his election in 2016.
“F TRUMP,” one of Strzok’s text read.
The FBI demoted Strzok, but not before he changed wording in former FBI Director James Comey’s speech admonishing prosecution against former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for using a private email server.
Strzok, according to CNN, changed Comey’s speech to accuse Clinton of “extremely careless” instead of “grossly negligent” behavior, an apparently subtle change that could have made a significant legal difference.