Fmr. FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom argues the FBI planned to destroy Donald Trump's presidency on Fox Business Network's 'Varney & Co.'
He said that the claims that a "cabal" of government workers was trying to block President Trump's progress were true "beyond question."
"Ever since he was elected, we've seen this facade, this phony challenge to Trump about collusion in Russia. Nothing could be further from the truth," Kallstrom added.
About the text message from FBI agent Peter Strzok regarding FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Kallstrom said: "We saw they were in Andy's office plotting some kind of thing. And I think that some kind of thing is what we're seeing right now."
"Andy's office" is supposedly referring to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to lawmakers who plan to ask the involved parties under oath. McCabe testifed behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
"I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office - that there’s no way he gets elected - but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk," FBI agent Peter Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016. "It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40."
“I think recent events, that I’m aware of, are going to improve that, because there’s going to be something actually something that’s going to happen in my view,” Kallstrom said.
“I think there’s a lot of patriots that have just had it up to here, with what’s going on. And they’re to step forward and tell people what the shenanigans have been, how they shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation, how other things, you know, were done that are so anti what the FBI and United States is all about,” Kallstrom added.
JAMES KALLSTROM: For over a year and a half we've been talking about this reverse crescendo. We started with Comey and all his crazy actions that I thought were outside the main of how I thought the FBI should operate.
And now we come to focus on this Fifth Estate that I've been talking about, multiplicities of people. Now we know it also includes a bunch of sycophants in the FBI that were part of the Comey team, and apparently, people in Justice, who I believe are now exposed on obstruction of justice.
People tweet each other, and they send text messages, but they don't plan -- the FBI is not in the business of planning to destroy a president of the United States. I think they were trying. I think they were way above their capability.
This guy thinks he's the Lone Ranger here, this Peter Strzok, he thinks he's going to float in here and if by any chance Trump gets elected, which is a catastrophe in his mind. I dont know what his mind is thinking.
Obama basically destroyed the country, now you have a guy who wants to fix it. If that's his thinking, obviously from the words we saw they were in Andy's office plotting some kind of thing. And I think that some kind of thing is what we're seeing right now.
Ever since he was elected, we've seen this facade, this phony challenge to Trump about collusion in Russia. Nothing could be further from the truth. All the collusion is with the Democrats.
And it is very depressing to the FBI -- FBI agents. 99.9% are hard working patriotic guys and girls who come to work for the good of the country.
And you've got this deputy director [Andrew McCabe] who should have been out long ago for his actions, and then you have Peter Strzok, and who knows how many others. You've got Comey with all the phony stuff that he did.
The big mystery here is the Justice Dept. What is the Justice Dept. doing? What is the attorney general doing?
It is too bad for Donald Trump. who I have known for a long time. With all his things he does that people don't like, his policies are what is going to bring the U.S. back, globally in my view. Yet you have this huge storm of people putting roadblock after roadblock. It is a mystery to me why he hasn't called the attorney general and told him to give the oversight committees the documents they're looking for.
Why is the Trump Justice Dept. not complying with subpoenas from the [Congress] who want to look into this thing?