May 1, 2020 Martin Walsh
During a phone-in interview Thursday on Fox News, McConnell was asked about newly released documents showing that the FBI had drawn up paperwork to close the case against Flynn, but fired agent Peter Strzok made a last-minute move to keep it open.
Strzok was fired for sending countless anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair. Strzok played a critical role in going after Flynn, the new documents reveal.
McConnell was not happy about this and admonished top officials in the FBI for the bureau’s treatment of Flynn, who served as President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser before getting caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
He added: “If true, this is very, very troubling — disturbing.”
McConnell was asked whether he believes fired FBI Director James Comey should be criminally charged for his role in overseeing the agency’s investigation, but the Senate leader wasn’t ready to go that far.
“Revealing this story has been extremely important for the country,” added McConnell. “If true, it is extremely troubling and action, of course, under our system would be taken by others on the issues that you raised.”