Gillian Turner expressed alarm Thursday over text messages between FBI agents about an “insurance policy,” which reportedly referred to an investigation of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump
Turner, a Fox News correspondent and former White House National Security Council member in the previous two administrations, explained that she has consistently pushed back on the narrative of a “deep state” plot against Trump.
But speaking on “Outnumbered,” Turner called out the troubling nature of the messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were romantically involved.
In an Aug. 15, 2016, text message, Strzok wrote: “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. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Though it has not been confirmed, “Andy” is a suspected reference to FBI deputy Andrew McCabe.
“This series of events has left me feeling very skeptical and very alarmed, to be honest,” said Turner, noting that FBI agents can have political views but they must be kept “completely” separate from the workplace and from their colleagues.
“This is really alarming to me.”
Strzok worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was removed from Robert Mueller’s team over the summer when the messages surfaced.
Katie Pavlich said that a subsequent report from the Wall Street Journal stated that the text messages referred to an investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
She said questions remain about the connections between the Justice Department and Fusion GPS, which was paid by the Clinton campaign to produce a dossier on alleged Trump-Russia ties.
In an interview on Fox News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders maintained that President Trump will not fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.