Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley sent a scathing letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray Thursday, demanding answers after newly released texts show the bureau was “pulling punches” from Hillary Clinton’s email probe as early as February 2016.
Grassley’s fired-off the incendiary memo to the FBI chief after the Department of Justice magically found five months’ worth of text messages exchanged between anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page.
One particular message stunningly suggests that the agency was going easy on the former Secretary of State; saying the FBI was aware that she would likely “be our next President” and would “remember” those involved in the investigation of her use of a private email server to handle classified material.
“One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?” asked Page on February 25, 2016.
“Agreed,” replied Strzok. “I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.”
According to the Daily Caller, “Bill” is most likely a reference to Bill Priestap, the FBI’s head of counter-intelligence.
“Has the FBI performed any voluntary searches of Strzok or Page’s non-government phones or email accounts to determine whether federal records exist? Please explain why or why not?” asked Grassley.
Read the Senator’s scathing letter here.
BIAS ALERT: FBI Agents ‘PRESSURED’ to END Hillary Probe After Trump Nomination
Officials at the Department of Justice forked over hundreds of pages of previously unseen text messages to Congressional investigators over the weekend; revealing new details on how FBI agents were “pressured” to exonerate Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal after Donald Trump secured the GOP nomination in 2016.
New text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page shed new light on the level of anti-Trump bias and corruption throughout the agency in the run-up to the US presidential election; suggesting the bureau was hoping to conclude Clinton’s probe within minutes of Donald Trump’s victory over GOP opponent Senator Ted Cruz.
“Holy s*** Cruz just dropped out of the race. It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable,” wrote Page in May of 2016.
“I saw Trump won, figured it would be a bit,” responded Strzok. “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE.”
The reference to “MYE” refers to ‘Mid-Year Exam,’ the FBI code name for the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and use of a private email server.
According to CBS News, the conversation was included in Sen. Ron Johnson’s scathing letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, where the Homeland Security Chairman demanded answers over anti-Trump bias at the agency ahead of the 2016 election.
BOMBSHELL: Evidence Shows Hillary's Emails Leaked from Inside DNC
Recently revealed evidence shows emails from the Democratic National Committee were not “hacked” by the Russians or other foreign agencies, but were most likely leaked from individuals inside the DNC who had access to local servers and equipment.
For over a year, democrats and liberal lawmakers have been blaming Russian hackers for leaking a treasure trove of internal emails between Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Podesta, Clinton, and other senior aides that rocked Hillary’s 2016 presidential election.
According to the Nation, computer scientists and experts have determined that the breach of security could not have been perpetrated from outside individuals, particularly international hackers, because of the high-data transfer rates used during the incident.
The breach occurred on July 5th at approximately 6:45 PM, with the stolen data being transferred at a rate of 22.7 megabytes per second; a download speed that is “simply unobtainable” using the internet, particularly overseas.
The forensics team now believes the emails were taken from someone inside the DNC, or an individual with access to facilities that house the Party’s email servers, using a thumb-drive or other portable device capable of high-speed data transfers.
“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” said one expert. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.”
The new data raises serious questions over who stole the DNC emails and leaked them to the press, and if the Democratic Party intentionally tried to spin the breach as “Russian interference.”