McCarthy: 'The Mueller investigation has got to stop'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcConnell: COVID-19 relief will be added to omnibus spending package Democrats were united on top issues this Congress — but will it hold? Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon MORE (R-Calif.) on Friday said special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting 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 ClintonTrump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report McCaskill: 'Hypocrisy' for GOP to target Biden nominee's tweets after Trump Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate 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."


“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 TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump 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 McConnellPressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal Top GOP senator warns government funding deal unlikely this week Criminal justice groups offer support for Durbin amid fight for Judiciary spot 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.