During his interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday, President Donald Trump reiterated his disdain for the FBI, claiming that two members who sent text messages criticizing him had engaged in treasonous behavior.
FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from his position on the special counsel’s team after it was discovered that he had sent critical messages about Trump to a colleague with whom he was having an extramarital affair, CNN reported.
Strzok had sent the critical messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was also temporarily employed in the special counsel’s investigation.
The White House said the messages - which called Trump an "idiot", "douche", and "loathsome human" - showed "extreme bias" within the FBI; but Trump took it a few steps further Thursday:
And what went on with the FBI, where a man is tweeting to his lover that if she loses, we’ll essentially go back to the—we’ll go to the insurance policy, which is—if they lose, we’ll go to phase 2, and we’ll get this guy out of office.
I mean, this is the FBI we’re talking about. I think that is—that is treason. See, that’s treason right there.
By the way, that’s a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.