Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok believed he was "untouchable" before he was demoted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in 2017, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee told Fox News on Thursday night.
"The most alarming part of Peter Strzok’s testimony is, he seemed to believe he and he alone could do whatever he wanted to do and that his own bias and his own indiscretions with Lisa Page and anything else – nothing mattered except what he believed: that he was untouchable," Collins told Ed Henry on "The Story."
In one now-infamous text message sent in August 2016, Strzok told Page: "I want to believe the path you threw out in [then-FBI Deputy Director] Andy’s [McCabe's] office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk.
Collins told Fox News on Thursday that Strzok, Page and McCabe were part of a "corrupt triumvirate."
"They were the insurance policy," said Collins, referencing the now-infamous text message from Strzok to Page.