FBI agent removed from Russia probe also lambasted Sanders, Holder in texts
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The FBI agent removed from the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election lambasted then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersProgressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February MORE (I-Vt.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderPoll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto O'Rourke Trump's shortlist for attorney general takes shape Pipe bomb suspect to be held without bail MORE in texts to an FBI lawyer, as well as his previously reported negative remarks about President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs bill to protect Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE

Found in the 375 text messages given to Congress by the Justice Department, senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok reportedly called supporters of Sanders "idiots," as reported Thursday by Wall Street Journal

Strzok and attorney Lisa Page also panned Holder, who would have once been their boss at the Justice Department.


During Holder's speech at the Democratic National Convention, Strzok texted, “Oh God, Holder! Turn it off turn if off!!!" 

Republicans have seized on text messages from Strzok insulting Trump as evidence of political bias in the special counsel probe, from which he has been removed, as well as the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State. 

Strzok called Trump an "utter idiot" and a "loathsome human" in texts the Justice Department provided to reporters and Congress. 

“These text messages prove what we all suspected — high-ranking FBI officials involved in the Clinton investigation were personally invested in the outcome of the election and clearly allowed their political opinions to cloud their judgment,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteThe truth about illegal voting Dems race to protect Mueller probe House Dems hold emergency conference call on Sessions ouster MORE (R-Va.) said on Wednesday.