On July 5, 2016, former FBI Director James Comey stoically announced his decision to not recommend criminal charges against then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
While many Americans waited with baited breath to hear Comey’s proclamation on this day, senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page weren’t surprised. Recently released text messages appear to prove these two star-crossed lovers knew Clinton wouldn’t be prosecuted several days before the highly ridiculed Comey announcement.
The Department of Justice handed over approximately 384 pages consisting of about 9,000 text messages to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on January 19, 2018. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, released them on January 23, 2018. Some of the condemning text messages imply that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was aware that Clinton wouldn’t be charged. Lynch had recused herself from the case while Comey claimed he didn’t coordinate his decision with anyone. These text messages were exchanged on July 1, 2016, four days before Comey’s announcement. Unbelievably, they were written one day before Strzok personally interviewed Clinton about the investigation.
In the text messages, the lovers discussed Lynch’s choice to remove herself from the investigation. Strzok said to Page, “Timing looks like hell.” Page responded, “Yeah, that is awful timing. Nothing we can do about it.” The FBI lawyer later added, “It’s a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no charges will be brought.”
Besides lamenting the timing of Lynch’s recusal announcement, Strzok also revealed his desire to wrap up the Clinton probe when President Trump became the assumed GOP nominee in text messages to Page. On May 4, 2016, Page communicated to Strzok, “It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable.” Strzok replied, “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE.”
The Daily Caller reports that MYE represents “Mid Year Exam,” which was the FBI secret code for the investigation surrounding Clinton’s private e-mail server.
Released text messages from May 19, 2017 show Strzok’s initial reluctance to join Mueller’s probe into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. He feared the group of investigators wouldn’t be able to find anything of substance. In one text to Page, Strzok said, “You and I both know the odds are nothing…if I thought it was likely, I’d be there, no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”
Johnson found the reason for Strzok’s hesitancy to join the investigative team shocking.
Although Strzok wasn’t confident a smoking gun would be found, he talked about the importance of the case with Page. He was also extremely excited about getting his mistress to join the investigation’s team. Addressing Page, Strzok wrote, “You would obviously excel on the team” and “In a thousand ways they need someone EXACTLY like you.” In response, Page offered to meet her lover the following day to talk about the nuances of the situation.
Last summer, Strzok and Page were dismissed from the Mueller probe after it became known that some of their communications to each other consisted of anti-Trump content. At the time, Strzok was working as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI. Due to his discretions, he was reassigned to the FBI’s human resources department.
According to TheBlaze, the FBI clumsily “failed to preserve” five months of text communications between Strzok and his mistress. The missing text messages span the period from December 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017. The Trump-Russia probe was revving up in December of 2016 while Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17, 2017. The FBI blamed the loss of the estimated 50,000 texts on an error on Samsung 5 devices they gave to their agents.
Combined with Strzok’s and Page’s blatantly antagonistic feelings about Trump, the missing messages are seriously compromising the integrity of Mueller’s investigation.
On January 22, 2018, Fox News host Sean Hannity proclaimed on his show, “This reeks of law-breaking, it reeks of conspiracy, and it reeks of obstruction of justice.” The next day, President Trump tweeted that the lost text messages was “one of the biggest stories in a long time.”
~ Conservative Zone