Congressional leaders continue to release incendiary texts exchanged between anti-Trump officials inside the FBI, with new messages showing at least one agent sought to “get around” security procedures that would have exposed their inappropriate conversations.
According to the Washington Examiner, recently published messages between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page confirm the duo attempted to conceal their private anti-Trump communications; even asking “We get around our security/monitoring issues?”
Page initiated the conversation, informing Strzok she was about to receive a new Apple iPhone from the agency’s Information and Technology department.
“Hot damn. I’m happy to pilot that…we get around our security/monitoring issues?” responded Strzok.
“No, he’s proposing that we just stop following them. Apparently the requirement to capture texts came from omb, but we’re the only org (I’m told) who is following that rule. His point is, if no one else is doing it why should we,” Page responded.
The revelation comes as Congressional leaders struggle to get to the bottom of widespread anti-Trump abuse and corruption inside the Department of Justice. Other text messages exchanged between the two officials go so far as to discuss an “insurance policy” should Trump win the 2016 general election.
FBI COLLUSION: Fusion GPS says FBI LIKELY FUNDED ‘Trump Dossier’ Author
The co-founder of Fusion GPS told Congressional lawmakers during his testimony last year that the FBI likely funded ‘Trump Dossier’ author Christopher Steele; saying it “made sense” that the bureau financed his trip to Rome to meet with FBI agents.
Glenn Simpson was testifying before Congress when he was asked if Fusion GPS -the shady opposition research firm hired by Hillary Clinton to dig up dirt on Donald Trump- financed the former British spy’s trip to Rome to meet with bureau officials.
“I don’t think we did,” Simpson told lawmakers. “I have no information that we paid for it.”
“Again, this sort of emphasizes, you know, the point I was making earlier which was this was something that I considered to be something that Chris took on on his own based on his professional obligations and not something that was part of my project,” he added.
“So it makes sense to me that he was reimbursed by them,” said Simpson, implying the FBI financed Steele’s European visit. “I have read recently that — I think in a letter from Senator Grassley that the FBI reimbursed the expense.”
Christopher Steele was hired in May of 2016 by Fusion GPS to compile the infamous ‘Trump Dossier.’ Congressional investigators are currently scrambling to assess whether the debunked document was used by Obama officials to spy on senior Trump aides during the 2016 campaign.
h/t Breitbart News
DOJ Searching Trove of Texts from Anti-Trump Agent
The Department of Justice is rummaging through “over 10,000 texts” between the FBI agent recently demoted from Robert Mueller’s investigation for his “anti-Trump bias” and his counterparts at the special counsel’s office.
DOJ officials tell Fox News they’re currently sifting through 10,000 text exchanges to determine the extent of Strzok’s bias, and whether his personal opinions of President Trump impacted his ability to impartially conduct his investigation.
Peter Strzok was secretly re-assigned to the FBI’s Human Resources Department earlier this year after Robert Mueller was informed of his Trump-hating text exchanges with other investigators.
The revelation of anti-Trump operatives inside the special counsel’s office prompted an immediate response from GOP leaders and officials; questioning Mueller’s ability to properly investigate allegations of Russian-Trump collusion throughout the 2016 presidential race.
They’re not the only ones.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board published a scathing op-ed piece on Thursday, citing the text exchanges and other mistakes as irreparably damaging the special counsel’s office and demanding Mueller’s immediate resignation from the investigation.