Recently released text messages from anti-Trump DOJ officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are shedding new light on the stunning level of political bias at the Department of Justice, with new communications showing officials were “leaking like mad” after the 2016 election.
According to the Washington Examiner, the exchanges reveal the massive number of intentional leaks coming from inside the DOJ and the FBI regarding the Department’s investigation into Russian collusion.
“A newly released series of text messages from former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — the pair involved in an extramarital affair and shared texts critical of President Trump — show that others may have been ‘leaking like mad’ ahead of the federal Russia probe,” writes the Examiner.
“Oh, remind me to tell you tomorrow about the times doing a story about the rnc hacks,” Page told Strzok in December 2016.
“Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad,” Strzok mysteriously replied. “Scorned and worried, and political, they’re kicking into overdrive.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
EPIC EXCHANGE: Trey Gowdy ROASTS Peter Strzok in EXPLOSIVE TESTIMONY
GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok during his fiery testimony before Congress Thursday, slamming the DOJ official over his political bias before and during the 2016 presidential election.
Gowdy was demanding answers from Strzok regarding his removal from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe when the exchange went off the rails; asking him “How long did you talk to him when he let you go?”
Things got heated when Trey Gowdy grilled Peter Strzok on his text message correspondence with Lisa Paige pic.twitter.com/m4jEBvZQzM
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 12, 2018
“My recollection it was a short meeting, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes, probably around 15 minutes,” Strzok said.
“And your testimony is: Bob Mueller did not kick you off because of the content of your texts; he kicked out you off because of some appearance he was worried about,” Gowdy asked.
“If you want to represent what you said accurately I’m happy to answer that question, but I don’t appreciate what was originally said being changed,” shot back Strzok.
“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate Agent Strzok,” Gowdy said. “I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016.”
CLINTON COLLUSION: Texts Show FBI Agents ‘PULLED PUNCHES’ in Hillary’s Email Probe
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.