CNN legal analyst Paul Callan said recently that his views on President Donald Trump’s attack on the FBI regarding the Mueller investigation have changed after he started researching what was going on.
Callan joined CNN host Poppy Harlow to discuss the recent revelations about the blatant anti-Trump bias at the FBI which was exposed when text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok were made public.
“Originally, I was angered at the president’s attacks on the FBI, I thought they were unjustified,” Callan said. “But when I started to delve into the facts, boy there’s some really disturbing stuff here.”
Dozens of the text messages from Strzok showed a strong antipathy for Trump, but none was more damaging than one he sent regarding the FBI’s “insurance policy”:
I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe’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…
Callan went on to highlight the role some of these same agents had in the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server despite having major conflicts of interest.