Kirsters Baish| Multiple text messages that caused one FBI official to be removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team have been released to the public… and they’re as bad as we feared.
Peter Strzok, FBI counterintelligence official, had been found to have exchanged around 10,000 text messages with his mistress Lisa Page. Page is another FBI official who had worked on Mueller’s team as well. Some of the text messages prove that the two had discussed different ways to stop then candidate Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States.
The Daily Caller reported:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.
That text was sent after Strzok was appointed to oversee the Trump Russia investigation. Obviously, this looks like the two were talking about what to do to Trump if he were to win the election. This text is just one of the 375 that were released to the public this past Tuesday.
Multiple congressional panels have been looking into the text messages since they were said to have existed earlier in the month. Strzok was a top investigator on the Clinton email probe as well as the Trump investigation. This proves a serious conflict of interest. Strzok was kicked off Mueller’s team over the Summer after the text messages between himself and Page were found.
We are still not clear as to why the existence of these messages was not released until almost four months after Strzok was taken off of Mueller’s team.
There were requests for information as to why Strzok was taken off of Mueller’s team and was reassigned. The FBI along with Mueller’s team completely stonewalled Congress and would not give them any information on the matter.
Only when the Inspector General’s office made the announcement that they were investigating Strzok for a possible bias did the texts come out. The “smoking gun text” between Strzok and Page along with other texts about their admiration for Hillary Clinton and their hatred for Donald Trump have now been discovered and released.
Strzok and Page called Trump “a loathsome human being” and “an idiot” back in March via text messages.
From Fox News:
The Daily Caller reported that a text which was sent on October 20, 2016 showed Strzok calling Donald Trump a “f***ing idiot.” There was also an August 6 text in which Strzok responded to an article that Page shared and replied “F Trump.” The couple exchanged another text message the same day which was rather cryptic. Page said, “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace.” “I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps,” Strzok responded.
Strzok also implied that he was going to be voting for Clinton in a text from March 2, 2016. He stated that if Donald Trump won the primary election, Clinton would likely win the entire presidency. He stated, “God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0.”
At the time he was saying much of this, he was leading the investigation into Clinton’s email server. He conducted the interview of Clinton. He also conducted the interviews of Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. And despite the fact that they appear to have lied during their interviews, they were not charged with lying on the FBI in contrast to another interviewee of Strzok’s, Michael Flynn, who was charged with perjury.
And then in July 16, he was picked to oversee the Russia investigation. But he still continued the anti-Trump texts with Page. The August 6 text saying ‘”F–k Trump” and the October 20 text calling him a “f–king idiot” were all after he started the investigation.
Strzok and Page exchanged more messages that were mocking in nature towards President Trump and his family four months later. Strzok texted Page on July 19, “Oooh, TURN IT ON, TURN IT ON!!! THE DO*CHEBAGS ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT. You can tell by the excitable clapping.”
These people are supposedly “unbiased.” We entrusted these “unbiased” people to conduct the Clinton email probe and the Trump investigation. Clearly, there is need for further vetting when choosing people to conduct these kinds of investigations.