McCarthy: 'The Mueller investigation has got to stop'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMaxine Waters gets company in new GOP line of attack The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — GOP faces ‘green wave’ in final stretch to the midterms Conservatives fear Trump will cut immigration deal 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 ClintonSanders thanks Iowa voters for giving momentum to progressive agenda Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Arizona newspaper backs Democrat in dead heat Senate race 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 TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' 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 McConnellEx-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Democrats slide in battle for Senate 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.