Convenient: FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts Blamed On Illicit Affair

Convenient: FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts Blamed On Illicit Affair

Many of the texts from FBI official Peter Strzok, often going to Lisa Page and back, were benign. Others, horrendous and worrisome. Texts like

There’s lots of Trump hatred, and hatred for middle Americans, which is just what you want from FBI agents, right? Then this

“So look, you say we can text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can’t be traced.”

And

Later in a text from August 15, 2016, Strzok tells Page: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” – an apparent reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe – “that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . .” Page does not appear to have responded, according to records reviewed by CNN.

And Strzok was the person who edited James Comey’s message which laid out the path where Hillary broke the law, then changed the wording to to “extremely careless” from “grossly negligent.” It’s disturbing that they talked about an insurance policy in a manner than they did, and Democrats would be freaking out had they been aiming that against Hillary. But, hey, ExcuseTime!

FBI officials’ texting about Clinton said to be a cover story for romantic affair

Two senior FBI officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse and made the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s private email server their cover story for being in such close contact, according to people familiar with the matter.

The two officials, senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page and senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, are the subjects of an internal investigation that has roiled the FBI and emboldened its Republican critics who have accused the bureau of political bias. Had Page and Strzok used personal phones instead, people close to case say, it’s unlikely their text messages would have come to the FBI’s attention. (snip)

People familiar with the matter said that, although Page’s message may appear to suggest that she and Strzok used a separate communications channel for discussing the Clinton case, the point of her text was to advise Strzok how to explain to his wife why the two of them had been texting each other.

Page and Strzok used their work on the Clinton case as a cover story for the affair, these people said, adding that there was not a separate set of phones for untraceable discussions of the Clinton case. The text had nothing to do with the Clinton investigation, these people said.

OK, here’s the thing: name one source. Who, exactly, is saying this? This is yet another case of attempting to change a narrative using unknown sources. How do we trust any of this? Who are these people familiar with the matter? No senior members of the FBI nor DOJ have made this claim. Nor have Page and Strzok (if they did, they would most likely have their employment terminated).

We can add this to Molly Hemingway’s list of the 8 worst defenses.

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