FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance’ Against Trump Win; ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — by Robert Gehl
Two of the FBI investigators assigned to Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia investigation were texting buddies, apparently. Among the many things they discussed were ways to actively prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency.
“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, The Daily Caller reports.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.
Andy is most likely Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
That messages is one of almost 500 released Tuesday night right before a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
There have been several congressional panels looking at the text messages since we discovered they existed earlier this month. Strzok was kicked off of Mueller’s team over the summer after the text messages were discovered. He was a top investigator on both the Trump investigation and the Clinton email probe.
We still don’t know why those text messages were not disclosed until almost four months after Strzok was removed from the investigation.
Strzok and Page’s exchanges show a deep disdain for Trump and admiration for Clinton. In a text sent on Oct. 20, 2016, Strzok called the Republican a “f*cking idiot.”
In on Aug. 6 text, Strzok responded to an article shared by Page by replying, “F Trump.”
The pair exchanged another cryptic text message that same day.
“Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace,” Page wrote.
“I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps,” Strzok replied.
In other text messages, Strzok praised Clinton and said he planned to vote for her. In a March 2, 2016 text Strzok said he would likely vote for Clinton. In another exchange he wrote that if Trump won the Republican primary, Clinton would likely win the presidency.
“God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0,” he told Page.
He was also thrilled when Clinton won the Democratic party nomination.
“Congrats on a woman nominated for President in a major party! About damn time!” he wrote in a July 26, 2016 text.
While he was praising Clinton, Strzok was working at the center of the investigation into the Democrat’s use of a private email server. He emailed Clinton on July 2, 2016 — three days before then-FBI Director James Comey cleared her of criminal wrongdoing.
In the midst of sending the partisan messages, Strzok interviewed several Clinton aides who sent and received classified emails that ended up on Clinton’s email server.
Two of those aides were Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. Both appear to have provided misleading responses to questions about their awareness of Clinton’s use of a private server.
Despite their false statements, neither Abedin nor Mills were charged with lying to the FBI.
Shocker, isn’t it? What do you think? What should Trump’s next move be? Sound off below!