Kevin Jackson, a guest co-host on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” program, said Monday that FBI agents revealed to have sent anti-Trump text messages may have planned to assassinate President Trump after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November, according to Media Matters.
“Well, I think they’re going to say, is it — what was his intent, right?” Jackson asked about a quote from agent Peter Strzok that referred to an “insurance policy” against Trump getting elected.
“Because that’s exactly what FBI Director, former FBI Director [James] Comey said when he was letting Hillary Clinton off the hook. And his intent, regardless of whether it was an assassination attempt or whatever, it was definitely something,” Jackson added.
“Whoa, whoa,” co-host Harris Faulkner interrupted.
“Well, I’m just saying, we don’t know what it was,” Jackson continues.
“When you say, “we’ve got to make sure that this guy doesn’t get in at all cost,” what does that mean?” he asks. “So I’m saying there’s a spectrum of what does it mean, but one thing that we know for sure, is that he was plotting in an election against a candidate, and there’s FBI fingerprints all over this.”
The Hill added:
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that individuals close to Strzok, who was removed from Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe after the texts were discovered, say the “insurance policy” referred to the Russia investigation into the Trump campaign.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office—that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” the agent’s message from last August reads.