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Texts Expose Official Involved in Russia Investigation Calling Trump an “Idiot”, Saying “Hillary should win”

Texts Expose Official Involved in Russia Investigation Calling Trump an “Idiot”, Saying “Hillary should win”

“God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0”

Text messages made public Tuesday night expose the depth of anti-Trump bias in Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The texts produced were exchanged between Peter Strzok, a top intelligence official, and Lisa Page, an attorney for the FBI.

Both expressed concern over comments Trump made during the campaign and in one exchange Strzok said, “God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0”.

Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team when Mueller became aware of the text messages last summer.

The New York Times has more detail:

Senior F.B.I. officials who helped investigate Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign last year wrote in text messages that Hillary Clinton “just has to win” and described a potential Trump victory as “terrifying,” according to texts released Tuesday night.

A top counterintelligence agent, Peter Strzok, exchanged the messages with Lisa Page, a senior F.B.I. lawyer. Some messages criticized Mrs. Clinton’s team, the Obama administration, Congress and other Democrats. But the two appeared appalled at some of Mr. Trump’s comments during the campaign and feared that he would politicize the F.B.I.

For example, after Mr. Trump made an apparent sexual allusion related to the size of his hands, Ms. Page wrote: “This man cannot be president.” In another exchange, Mr. Strzok wrote of a potential Trump presidency, “I’m scared for our organization.” He also referred to Mr. Trump as a “douche.” The messages were turned over to Congress and obtained by The New York Times.

According to the WSJ, “Federal law prohibits the Justice Department—which includes the special counsel’s office—from using political or ideological affiliations to assess applicants for career positions in the agency. Employees are also allowed to express opinions on political subjects privately and publicly, as long as they aren’t in concert with a political party or candidate for office.”

The NYT ctd:

On July 27, Ms. Page wrote, “She just has to win now. I’m not going to lie, I got a flash of nervousness yesterday about Trump.” That text message was sent after the Clinton investigation had been closed. Days later, the F.B.I. began investigating possible coordination between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

The two F.B.I. officials also criticized Mr. Trump as the Russia investigation was continuing. They told internal investigators that their comments were influenced by the troubling evidence they were seeing about Mr. Trump’s campaign ties to Russia, according to a person familiar with the internal investigation.

F.B.I. officials who worked directly with Mr. Strzok on the Clinton and Trump investigations said they never detected any bias in his investigative work. The F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, said last week at a congressional hearing that he could not discuss the texts because of the continuing investigation. But Mr. Wray said that he would “hold people accountable after there has been an appropriate investigation, independent and objective, by the inspector general into the handling of the prior matter.”

The F.B.I. declined to comment. Mr. Strzok, a former Army officer, and Ms. Page, a prosecutor who started her government career right out of law school, are career officials, not political appointees.

Just last week it was revealed that another top investigator on Mueller’s team attended Hillary’s election-night party.

To his credit, Mueller reportedly removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he was aware of the text messages.

As we’ve discussed before, it’s not impossible to be objective beyond political ideology, but the degree to which several members of Mueller’s team disliked Trump and clearly held loyalties to Hillary certainly taints the argument that Mueller’s Russian investigation remains focused and apolitical.

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Much to his discredit, Mueller picked a team of highly partisan investigators and lawyers based on their ties to the Dems and Hillary, and Strzok fit right in until he was “unmasked.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Ghost Rider. | December 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    You mean Mueller picked a team as dirty, dirty, dirty as he is?

      Whenever these inside the beltway types start heaping the bipartisan praise on some individual’s “unimpeachable charactar,” how they’re non-partisan striaght arrows, blah blah blah, I know I’m dealing with someone who has the ethics of a $5 prostitute willing to turn tricks in a dumpster behind a liquor store.

      At least the prostitute has an understandable, even respectable excuse. She needs to. Why do Comey and Mueller do it? Apparently they like it.

      And this isn’t 20/20 hindsight. I was Navy intel for 20 years. I’ve dealt with these sleazeballs. I’ve come to KNOW them. In June of last year Rep. Chaffetz was on TV a couple of times expressing his doubts about the integrity of the Clinton email investigation. But when asked about Comey, Chaffetz said words to the effect that if Comey vouched for the integrity of the investigation, he’d believe it.

      Face palm. “Great, Jason.” I sez to myself, “You just told Obama and Lynch who to send over to Capital Hill to lie to you.”

        “…I know I’m dealing with someone who has the ethics of a $5 prostitute willing to turn tricks in a dumpster behind a liquor store.”

        Most of congress?

        They may be cheaper…

“To his credit, Mueller reportedly removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he was aware of the text messages.”

He gets no credit. It was CYA and he was not transparent around it. The whole team feels the same way. They agree with Peter.

He was removed just because he got caught wearing his bias so clearly it was a problem from a public optics.

    C. Lashown in reply to PrincetonAl. | December 13, 2017 at 9:51 am

    The leadership of Mueller isn’t the solution, it’s the PROBLEM – along with the rest of the ‘Deep State’.

    They just keep grinding along, wearing at that totem called Donald Trump. CRAP, yesterday CNN what whining about the number of diet Cokes the man drank every day. Before that they where whining how Mrs. Trump decorated the White House for Christmas, and then our Kenyan goat herder was overseas throwing shade at both Trump and America. Who is more dangerous for America, the Islamic jihad or the Democrats?

Somethings it looks as if all the employees of DOJ should be swapped with the employees at the Dept of Agriculture, periodically.

While employment regulations prohibit selection based on political criteria, when criminal investigations are involved a bias, or an impression of potential bias, which might impact the investigation is more than sufficient grounds for removing the employee from that particular investigation. At the least, such conduct on the part of an investigator prominent in the investigation gives defense attorneys ample reason to attack the investigation.

Mueller may have removed Strzok upon learning about the texts, but there was no public mention until Congress started asking embarrassing questions which leads on to wonder if Mueller notified Flynn about the removal of Strzok for ethical/bias reasons before he took the plea?

To his credit, Mueller reportedly removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he was aware of the text messages.

I’m aware of absolutely no reason to believe any such thing. All that we “know” (maybe) is that the FBI took Strzok out of the line of fire and parked him on career “hold” in an office which has nothing much to do with law enforcement. where he’ll be safely out of the public eye but still available in case of emergency.

As for what we don’t know but can easily guess, Mueller knew perfectly well that Strzok was a rank partisan and willing saboteur, after his sterling work in keeping Hillary safe from any serious investigation. And after he realized that security was poor and Strzok would be exposed—which would obviously make Mueller himself look like some half-assed cross of Tomás de Torquemada and Captain Kangaroo—it was time to add some distance and hope for the best.

Wow! Never in my lifetime have I heard more disturbing news from inside the federal government. The kind of power, intrinsic to the FBI, must be curtailed. It reeks of a shadow government. The Mueller investigation must cease and all career federal law enforcement officers must be vetted. It is close to an unlawful overthrow of the US president.

After reading this article two thoughts came to mind, just floating by…as it were.

I wonder if this is how the upper echelon of Stalin’s government met their end with a dirt nap somewhere hidden from prying eyes. Stalin, obviously a homicidal maniac, would be whispered to by any number of upper level officials that this man hated him – and the trap was set. Whisper campaigns become reality in large organizations, with predictable results. That seems to be what’s happening to President Trump, along with the MSM slander poured out daily.

Also, using the logic that the ‘law’ supports it’s easy to defend a pedophile as a Sunday School or Pre-school teacher – after all, he’s good with children and they seem to like him/her also. Those child molestation crimes are all in their background, not his currently known behavior.

I have to laugh that Strzok was worried about the FBI becoming politicized when Obama weaponized the FBI and the IRS against his “enemies”, which means anyone and everyone who opposed Duh One.

    Strzok was worried about the FBI becoming politicized *the other way*

    The most liberal leftists all universally consider themselves centrists and impartial, angelic forces in a world of right-wing Nazi devils who only want (fill in Hated Tendency of the Day).

Connivin Caniff | December 13, 2017 at 10:16 am

Trump IS an idiot if he doesn’t get new lawyers and get rid of Sessions.

    The appointment of Sessions was THE BIGGEST MISTAKE President Trump has made- it opened up the Alabama Senate seat for a Democrat, it allowed BUSINESS AS USUAL at the FBI, AND it enabled the silent coup by Comey/Mueller, et. al.

      inspectorudy in reply to AmandaFitz. | December 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

      All of this also saved Mo Brooks life. According to Brooks, if Sessions hadn’t taken the AG spot and Brooks hadn’t been defeated by Moore he wouldn’t have found his virulent form of prostate cancer in time to attack it. There is not a bureau in DC that is not infested or totally overrun with liberal Demorats. To say that Sessions is not doing his job is naive. obama had eight years to fill all of the top spots with his cronies and they are still there. An election does not remove them. Rosenstein is Trump’s choice and it was a terrible one. The man is a snake who covers his own a$$ and nothing more. Wray is also a Trump choice. He is worse than Rosenstein!

This reminds me of the New York Times forming close associations (e.g. libel), then when called, pleading ignorance; but, perception was already manipulated, and judgments were shaped or reinforced. This is how democracy… how civil rights are aborted. A baby hunt exposed as a witch hunt realized as a lynching.

2nd Ammendment Mother | December 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

Next interesting question posed by Glenn Reynolds yesterday…. Was Strock’s girlfriend the person who prepped the FISA requests?…
FBI declined to answer

To me, the really chilling one is about the “insurance policy” discussed in Andy’s (Andrew McCabe) office in case Trump gets elected.

Sounds like conspiracy to commit treason: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/strzok-on-prospect-of-a-trump-presidency-we-cant-take-that-risk.php

Remember that talk about Mike Flynn and the “so-called Giglio material”.

Herr Mueller could possibly have compromised the entire “special counsel” investigation depending what he knew about Strzok.

Flynn’s lawyers must be scratching their heads about now … wondering if they should go back to court before letting their client “cooperate” any more.

Investigators working for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III have finished interviewing White House officials, according to Ty Cobb, an attorney on President Trump’s legal team.
“All the White House interviews are over,” Cobb said in an interview on Tuesday, adding that the Trump camp hopes the special counsel’s office brings its probe to “a prompt and appropriate conclusion.”

… of course, MSNBC kyrons this as ‘Ty Cobb says interviews “are over”’

Beneath all of this soap opera, there is what may be the biggest story in our lifetimes of domestic sedition/treason. This should not be left up to an inspector general but should be a national priority. The “Insurance” that was discussed in Strozk’s e-mail must be investigated and all who were part of it arrested and tried. They were talking about thwarting the election results of a presidential election. This is right up there with an assassination of a president! If they had been able to pull this off it would be the same as killing Trump politically. The discussion of this insurance took place in Macabe’s office and he was the number 2 in the FBI. He was so compromised because of his wife running for Congress and the $500,000 she received from the clinton’s Foundation. This all makes the “Russian” collusion story look like a nursery rhyme.

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