McCarthy: 'The Mueller investigation has got to stop'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyInternet security expert: 'I don’t think it’s right to say’ tech giants are politically biased Poll: Republicans favor Scalise for Speaker; Dems favor Pelosi Jim Carrey targets McCarthy, Nunes ahead of midterms MORE (R-Calif.) on Friday said special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation needs to end due to recent revelations by the Department of Justice's internal watchdog.

McCarthy said the text messages sent between FBI agents during their probe of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPapadopoulos's wife wants him to scrap plea deal with Mueller: report FBI chief: I'm trying to bring 'normalcy' in 'turbulent times' Senate Intel chief slams ex-CIA director for timing of claims about Trump-Russia ties MORE's private emails clearly discredit Mueller's team's work. 

“If this was in a court of law they would throw this case out. I think the Mueller investigation has got to stop,” McCarthy said on "Fox and Friends."

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“The most damning of all of this is the person they had in charge, the most biased person there is the — Peter Strzok — he wanted President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE to lose 100 million-to-one," McCarthy added.

FBI agent Strzok sent text messages to then-FBI attorney Lisa Page criticizing President Trump's 2016 candidacy. Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed in a report released Thursday that multiple agents, including Strzok, had messaged each either supporting Clinton or opposing Trump. Strzok worked on the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.

In one message, Strzok said "we'll stop" Trump from becoming president. 

"He told his girlfriend that he was going to make sure that he could,” McCarthy added. “This is the inside of the FBI, the highest levels, and those in charge of an investigation that should end after the millions of dollars they have already spent.”

The IG report also concluded that no political bias directly affected the FBI's investigation into Clinton. 

Strzok, who was initially a part of Mueller's team in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, was dismissed in July after an internal probe. Page was dismissed as well that same summer. 

Trump and GOP lawmakers are pointing to the text messages as a display of systemic political bias against him in the Mueller investigation.

McCarthy's call follows a similar call on Friday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work Reforms can stop members of Congress from using their public office for private gain Name change eludes DHS cyber wing, spurring frustration MORE (R-Ky.) for Mueller to "wrap it up."

Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani also said Friday that the report means that Mueller's probe should end.