by Daveda Gruber:
President Trump has reacted to more texts that have surfaced between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the former FBI lovers, by taking to Twitter.
The newest text messages are the latest evidence to support Trump’s claim that elements within the government were trying to undermine him when Special Counsel Robert Mueller launched his probe into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
More text messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are a disaster and embarrassment to the FBI & DOJ. This should never have happened but we are learning more and more by the hour. “Others were leaking like mad” in order to get the President! ……..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
Wednesday new text messages between Strzok and Page that were dated Dec. 15, 2016 were released to the public. The texts reveal a potential operation to leak for “political purposes.”
Page texted Strzok, “Oh, remind me to tell you tomorrow about the times doing a story about the rnc hacks.”
Strzok replied, “And more than they already did? I told you Quinn told me they pulling out all the stops on some story…”
“Quinn” could be referring to Richard Quinn. He served as the chief of the Media and Investigative Publicity Section in the Office of Public Affairs at the FBI.
“Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried, and political, they’re kicking into overdrive,” Strzok replied again.
In one of the texts, Strzok had apparently misread a reference to “rnc” as “mc,” and realizing his error he blamed his “old man eyes.”
It isn’t know for certain on who Strzok was referring to when he used the term “sisters.” Some in the intelligence community have speculated that it could be in reference to another government agency, as in a ‘sister agency’.
There are a total of 17 agencies in the Intelligence Community. They include the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency, and the FBI.
This “leaking like mad” text came on the same day that several news outlets (FAKE NEWS) reported that U.S. intelligence officials said they were convinced that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved, and approved Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times published an article just days before, titled “Russian Hackers Acted to Aid Trump in Election U.S. Says”
Stories usually come out simultaneously with other news and the mainstream media (FAKE NEWS) chooses what to go with.
January 10, 2017 a story published by The New York Times suggested that Russian hackers “gained limited access” to the Republican National Committee. The same day BuzzFeed News published the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
The text that followed “sisters leaking,” Strzok wrote to Page, “And we need to talk more about putting C reporting in our submission. They’re going to declassify all of it…”
Page replied, “I know. But they’re going to declassify their stuff, how do we withhold…”
Strzok wrote, “We will get extraordinary questions. What we did what we’re doing. Just want to ensure everyone is good with it and has thought thru all implications. CD should bring it up with the DD.”
“C” is most likely referencing classified information. “CD” is Cyber Division, and DD could possibly refer to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March. The firing was due to making an unauthorized disclosure to the news media, and “lacked candor” under oath on multiple occasions.
It is not clear what “submission” Strzok and Page were referring to.
The messages appear to be a part of a newly released batch of Strzok-Page communications from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. They were uncovered as part of his investigation into the start of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
We all know Strzok and Page by now. We know that Horowitz discovered a series of anti-Trump text messages between the two FBI officials.
We also know that Strzok and Page both served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election.
Page served on the special counsel’s team for a short time and returned back to the FBI’s Office of General Counsel in July 2017.
This situation got Strzok booted from Mueller’s team and reassigned last year to the FBI’s office of human resources.
Then in July, Strzok lost his security clearance and was escorted from his FBI office. Later, in August, Strzok was officially fired from the FBI.
Strzok and Page both testified on Capitol Hill this summer.
A 600-page report on the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while conducting official business as secretary of state was released by Horowitz.
The report found that some bureau officials “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation.” MYE or Midyear Exam was the FBI’s code word for the Clinton probe.
Horowitz didn’t find any evidence that the political bias found impacted prosecutorial decisions in the Clinton email probe. Horowitz did, however, in June confirm that he is currently investigating whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the bureau’s Russia investigation.
Why don’t I believe he will find anything wrong? I guess I am too used to the infestation of the swamp.