As Twitchy reported Tuesday night, Sen. Ron Johnson appeared with Bret Baier on Fox News to discuss the texts he’d read between the FBI’s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, including an intriguing one mentioning a “secret society.”

Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo posted the interview to Twitter, where it caught the attention of people like Howard Dean and Malcolm Nance, MSNBC contributor and author of “The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.” (Yes, we included the complete title as a clue as to where Nance is coming from.)

On Wednesday, Nance picked up on the juicy “secret society” tidbit and called it disgraceful.

That tweet inspired Joe Scarborough to chime in, calling the idea of a secret society “Harry Potter nonsense.”

So what’s he saying? Trump is the autocrat spreading the idea of a secret society in the FBI in order to purge its ranks and kill democracy? That was pretty crafty of Trump to plant those 50,000 text messages between two people having an affair, and then “lose” months’ worth of messages.

We’ll say it again: the “secret society” text might mean nothing. The “insurance policy” text might mean nothing. But speaking of Harry Potter: wasn’t there an anti-Trump group working inside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling itself “Dumbledore’s Army”? Why yes, there was.

No less than The New York Times reported that Dumbledore’s Army possibly broke federal law by communicating using encrypted messaging apps that couldn’t be traced. Hmm …

However this all shakes out, there certainly seems to be a rush on the left to squelch any speculation about what that text meant.

Would it be OK if Congress looked into it, Joe?

Why wait for the evidence when CNN has already disproved any collusion?

Besides, anyone who says #ReleaseTheMemo is a traitor, remember? And Americans wouldn’t understand the memo anyway.

But just for fun, let’s release all of it and let the pundits fight it out afterward, OK?


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