RNC Chairwoman: Missing FBI Text Messages Warrant Investigation
CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: I think it's very concerning what's happening with Lisa Page and Peter Strzok and these 5 months of missing text messages we’ve seen and the text messages we have seen are concerning. When you see that they knew about the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation before it was released. When they knew—
ALISYN CAMEROTA: I'm mean, it's hard to parse these things from text messages.
MCDANIEL: It is hard but—
CAMEROTA: It’s hard to know these what these mean.
MCDANIEL: But they did have one where they said, and I read them through last night, where they said Hillary Clinton had sent an e-mail through her server to the president, and then they changed the language. They didn't want to put the president there. Then they said somebody with high security and then it ended up not being in the Comey conclusion. I think that’s concerning. These are things we should get to the bottom of. We know that our FBI men and women are serving this country with distinction. But these two individuals need to be investigated. They have gone outside of the lane and they have been inappropriate.
CAMEROTA: Understood. They've also been reassigned. So do these two taint the work of the FBI?
MCDANIEL: No. But they did taint their own work and I think we need to get to the bottom of these five months of missing text messages that occurred during a very difficult time, during the transition, during when Susan Rice unmasked the names from the FISA warrants—
CAMEROTA: Which is totally legitimate.
MCDANIEL: —which we need to know what what happened during that time. I mean, why are these five months of text messages missing? So, it warrants an investigation.
RNC Chairwoman: Why Aren’t Democrats Calling For An Investigation Into Tainted FBI Agents?
CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: But they’re hurting the FBI in some ways because these are people working for the government talking about how they don't like the president, how they want to come after him, how there are going to be be safeguards against him. That's concerning. They should not have been doing that as FBI agents. And like you said, they just got reassigned. They should be let go based on that because they are supposed to be. I mean, we talked about the president—
ALISYN CAMEROTA: Yeah, but I just want to get to the whole. So do these 2 taint the whole FBI as the president seems to…
MCDANIEL: No, of course not but why is everybody not willing to say they should be investigated? That’s what I’m saying. Where are Democrats saying this is wrong? This is out of line. These two individuals, but two individuals do not taint a whole body. And the president has said that. He has gone and spoken to the FBI and–but these individuals have gone out of line, and they should be investigated. I think they should be removed.
CAMEROTA: But are you hearing any Democrats say, ‘nah, five months of missing texts, who cares?’
MCDANIEL: I’m not hearing Democrats saying ‘five months of missing texts, let's investigate.’ We should all be saying that. This is truly concerning to have these people at the heart of the investigation, the Mueller investigation one of them, exchanging texts saying how much they don't like the president of the United States, purely partisan, talking about investigations to each other. We need to figure out what happened.
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