Newly released text messages between the two anti-Trump FBI agents reveals they discussed preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to former President Barack Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page sent numerous text messages to one another revealing that Obama wanted to know what they were doing at all times, raising serious questions about whether the Russia investigation was launched on false, corrupt pretenses.
Strzok, a former top counterintelligence analyst at the FBI, was fired by special counsel Robert Mueller last summer after an internal probe revealed he was sending anti-Trump text messages to Page, a top FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair.
Both served on Mueller’s team investigating alleged Russia collusion prior to being let go.
In a text message dated Sept. 2, 2016, Page wrote to Strzok about preparing Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”
According to a recently released report from the Senate, this text message is particularly damning because it reveals Obama may have been more involved in elevating the Russia probe against Trump than we originally knew.
Other text messages between Strzok and Page showed they not only used cryptic language to discuss certain things, they had a strong distaste for Trump and didn’t want him to win the 2016 presidential election.
Whether it was discussing an “insurance policy,” a “secret society” that met the day after Trump won the election, or messages saying, “we gotta get our hands on the hard drive,” Page and Strzok made it very clear they didn’t want Trump to be president.
In another exchange dated Nov. 4, 2015, Strzok referred to Virginians who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, “ignorant hillbillys.”
Referring to her election loss in the Virginia state Senate, Strzok wrote to Page saying: “Disappointing, but look at the district map. Loudon is being gentrified, but it’s still largely ignorant hillbillys. Good for her for running, but curious if she’s energized or never again.”
The text messages from Page and Strzok were given to Congress from the Justice Department after the Inspector General concluded his internal probe.
The messages are being released in waves by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is part of their report titled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it.”
More importantly, we know have a strong indication that Obama was more involved in the Russia investigation than many knew.
If he wanted to “know everything,” that raises serious questions about what he knew, what orders he gave, and if he coordinated with Comey, Strzok, and others to trigger the Russia investigation against Trump.