A House Republican presented a 'political test' to the FBI director that left observers stunned

Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert asked FBI Director Chris Wray about the "political biases" of specific federal agents during an open hearing on Thursday.

The question stemmed from recent reports that an agent who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's team before he was removed in August sent texts last year that could be perceived as anti-Trump.

To some, however, Gohmert's question seemed like a "political test" meant to gauge the bureau's loyalty to the Trump administration.

A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee left a number of observers stunned on Thursday when he read off a list of names of agents to the FBI director and asked him to disclose their political biases.

"As you're aware, Deputy Director [Andrew] McCabe was involved in a number of cases that have been highly controversial due to his political leanings," Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert said, presumably referring to McCabe's involvement in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server.

McCabe's wife ran for the Virginia state Senate in 2015 and received nearly $500,000 from a political action committee affiliated with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

"Do you know of any other senior FBI executives that were aligned with McCabe's political views?" Gohmert said.

"I'm not...

37 Published By - Business Insider - 2017.12.07. 21:16
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