On Tuesday's edition of 'Special Report,' Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson told Bret Baier that he is going to get to the bottom of the missing Strzok-Page text messages. He also says the messages he has seen so far imply corruption at the "highest levels" of the FBI and DOJ.
"We want more information. We want to know why exactly those text messages are missing for five months, exactly how they save that information," he said about the 50,000 'missing' text messages.
Johnson said he was "suspicious" about the FBI's claim that a "glitch" is preventing them from turning over records. "The timing is very suspicious, [messages are missing] from mid-December of 2016 to the day that Robert Mueller was actually appointed."
"What this is all about is further evidence of corruption, more than bias," Johnson said about the Strzok-Page messages he has so far. "Corruption of the highest levels of the FBI. The secret society -- we have an informant talking about a group that was holding secret meetings off-site."
"There is so much smoke here. There is so much suspicion."
Host Bret Baier followed up, "Let's stop there. Secret society? Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department? You have an informant saying that?"
"Correct. Yes," Johnson replied, adding: "We have to dig into it . . . This is not a distraction. This is bias, potentially corruption, at the highest levels of the FBI. Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He's in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct. So I think at this point, we should be looking at [appointing a new] special counsel."
He added: "When you see this kind of bias and corruption in the FBI, you have to ask: Are there these type of individuals --highly biased political operatives-- burrowed into the Dept. of Justice as well. Does Atty. Gen. Sessions really have a department he can trsut?"