In a previously unreleased text message exchange between FBI agents Peter Strozk and Lisa Page, they drop a bombshell revelation regarding their purpose and intent in sabotaging the Trump campaign in an effort to ensure he was not elected. This text reveals what is perhaps the most significant and the most direct indicator of the feelings of both agents regarding a potential Trump presidency.
Both agents were removed from the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller but both are still currently employed with the FBI.
The Washington Post reported that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report includes an August 2016 text message exchange between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Trump’s chance of being elected president.
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.
Michael Horowitz’s review from a few months ago previously revealed other alarming anti-Trump messages between Strozk and Page who were known to be romantically involved. The so-called “stop Trump” text takes the previously discovered texts a step further and gives credence to claims from President Trump and the White House that the FBI was actively working against him during the 2016 Presidential election.
Yet, the IG report itself states: “We did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”
It is also important to note the leaked conclusion from the Inspector General’s report specifically states – “We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed.” According to the IG’s office, this is in thanks to policies designed to protect the institutions from allegations of abuse, political interference, and biased enforcement of the law.”
The highly anticipated report from the DOJ’s Inspector General (OIG) regarding Horowitz’s conclusions were leaked to Bloomberg Thursday morning with claims stating that despite any personal animus the FBI employees had against President Trump, bias did not creep into their conduct or affect them in any way. This is even in spite of the changes made in the language of Hillary Clinton’s “exoneration” letter through extensive edits. Those edits effectively decriminalized her behavior.
Many people and even some Washington officials disagree with the IG’s assessment. Sen. John Kennedy (LA-R) went on the record with Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” to state: “In Louisiana, we call that bias, we don’t call that objective.”
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, (SC-R), said in a statement the report shows “an alarming and destructive level of animus displayed by top officials at the FBI.”
“Peter Strzok’s manifest bias trending toward animus casts a pall on this investigation…His bias impacted his decision making and he assigned to himself the role of stopping the Trump campaign or ending a Trump Presidency,” Gowdy said. “This is not the FBI I know.”
Needless to say, the IG report – what we know of it, is starting to seem a lot like disgraced former FBI Director James Comey laying out all of Hillary’s alleged crimes in great detail, only to exonerate her by saying that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against the former Secretary of State.
And in yet another twist it seems Inspector General Horowitz himself is coming under suspicion for displaying personal bias of his own, despite a reputation amongst right-leaning individuals as a servant of justice and above reproach.
According to a bombshell revelation from Paul Sperry, a freelance investigative journalist for the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Fox News, Horowitz may have been closer to Comey than previously thought. Sperry tweeted of Horowitz’s possible bias, stating – “CAUTION: IG Michael Horowitz and James Comey worked together in 1990s in US Attorneys office in Manhattan. In addition, Horowitz married to former CNN and PBS producer, who gave money to Obama and who previously worked as a senior aide to Dukakis during presidential campaign.”
It seems Horowitz did little more than spend American tax dollars in an effort to perpetuate a government coverup for continued corruption.
For example, the report revealed the FBI general counsel was “concerned with potential Hatch Act violations” by former Deputy Director to the FBI Andrew McCabe after he met with Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe at the governor’s mansion to raise money for his election wife’s campaign to run for the Virginia state Senate as a Democrat, as well as conflicts of interest concerning the investigation into the Clinton Foundation and into Hillary Clinton herself.
The FBI then failed to reassess or even investigate McCabe’s potential Hatch Act violations and investigative conflicts after he left the Washington field office to take the position as the deputy FBI director at FBI headquarters. The IG report states – “When McCabe served as [associate deputy director], he was occasionally present at meetings where the [Clinton email investigation] was discussed.” So McCabe was, in fact, actively involved in the Clinton email probe in 2015 while his wife was actively campaigning and running for political office, as well as receiving campaign donations from known associates of the Clintons themselves.
Not only was McCabe actively involved in the Clinton investigations, the IG found at least three separate instances where McCabe continued to involve himself in the Clinton investigation matters in spite of November 1, 2016, recusal from the Clinton Foundation investigation.
Comey then claimed to the IG through the course of the investigation that he did not know that his deputy’s wife had taken money from Clinton’s former campaign manager until he read about the glaring conflict in the Wall Street Journal in Oct 2016. Comey further stated that had he known, he would have taken McCabe off the Clinton email case immediately.
The IG report further reveals that Comey did not want to condemn Clinton while clearing her. The only reason he decided to condemn her actions at all is because former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was caught meeting with Bill Clinton in the now infamous meeting on the tarmac just days before FBI agents interviewed Hillary for the first and only time. Apparently clearing her looked bad enough, now he had to make it look good so he made a public show of scolding her.
The only reason Comey consented to reopened the Clinton case just prior to the 2016 presidential election was because New York bureau agents threatened to leak the fact they found more State Department emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, husband to Hillary’s top aide Huma Abedin. Comey was loathed to reopen the case and in fact, sat on the information along with McCabe for more than a month. No further investigation, no subpoena, no action whatsoever despite knowing national security was actively being compromised. They did NOTHING for another month!
Yet the American people are supposed to believe this report from the IG’s office is unbiased? Is this more of the same dog and pony show and the American taxpayers are once again footing the bill?
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