As the GOP chorus calling for the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller continues to grow, one Republican lawmaker took his fight against the Department of Justice one step further, saying there was a widespread conspiracy throughout the federal government to “prevent” Donald Trump from taking the Oval Office.
Following recent revelations of widespread anti-Trump bias throughout the FBI and senior agents discussing an “insurance policy” should Trump win, GOP legislator Jim Jordan believes the federal government was intentionally working against Donald Trump’s bid for the White House during the 2016 election.
“I think they were putting together a plan to stop Donald Trump from being the next President of the United States,” said Jordan.
“From what we learned several weeks ago, that they paid for the dossier. I believe that fake dossier was used as the basis to get warrants, to now what we’ve learned about Peter Strzok […] Everything points to the fact that there was an orchestrated plan to try to prevent Donald Trump from being the next President of the United States,” he added.
Peter Strzok and other FBI officials made national headlines earlier this month after the public release of private text exchanges, where senior bureau agents were secretly sending anti-Trump messages to others involved in Robert Mueller’s investigation.
BOMBSHELL: Obama Admin Spied on Trump Campaign Chairman During Election
Former chairman of the Trump campaign Paul Manafort was wiretapped by federal investigators before, during, and after the 2016 general election; fueling speculation that private conversations between President Trump and senior aides was intercepted by Obama officials prior to his inauguration.
According to Fox News, the wiretapping was authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 2014 as part of an ongoing FBI investigation over Manafort’s financial ties to Russia and Ukrainian officials.
The initial order expired in 2016 but was extended to early 2017.
Paul Manafort is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into allegations that Russian officials meddled in the US presidential election on behalf of the Trump campaign.
His home in northern Virginia was raided by FBI officials in July.
The revelation that the federal government wiretapped senior Trump aides vindicates comments made by the President earlier this year, claiming that Obama officials had been listening to his private conversations.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” tweeted the President in March.
Mueller's Attorney VISITED CLINTONS on Election Night
A senior attorney on special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team has even more connections to the Clinton campaign than previously thought; attending Hillary’s election night soiree in New York City along with other senior aides, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Andrew Weissmann, described by the New York Times as Mueller’s “pit-bull,” allegedly attended the Clinton Campaign’s supposed victory party last November.
“Mr. Weissmann also attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, according to people familiar with his attendance,” writes the Journal.
Earlier this week, government watchdog agency Judicial Watch released an email exchange between the attorney and acting Attorney General Sally Yates, praising her decision to rebuke President Trump’s initial travel ban.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” he wrote in late January.
Weissmann’s anti-Trump bias, along with other senior officials scattered throughout the special counsel’s office, raises serious ethical and legal questions over Mueller’s probe into Russia-Trump collusion in the 2016 election.
On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal urged Robert Mueller to step-down from his position, citing a host of conflicts of interest and the recent revelations regarding anti-Trump political bias throughout the investigation.