It was your old pal Peter Strzok who reportedly had sent his girl Lisa Page a nifty little text message about a devastating “media leak strategy” during what was reported to be a “key point” in the Trump-Russia fiasco. Leftists called it a probe. We called it a joke and a waste of time.
Apparently, Strzok sent her the message right before The Washington Post had released a huge story talking about the FBI and how they somehow obtained warrants that basically incriminated Carter Page. Odd timing, right?
It was Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican Representative, who declared that the messages had raised “grave concerns” talking about an “apparent systemic culture of leaking” at the FBI and DOJ.
Low and behold, no one ever thought Donald Trump would get elected president and expose the leaks faster than a guy at Jiffy Lube. Here we are watching the swamp drain at record levels, investigations and probes backfiring and revealing more Democratic Party nonsense, and Trump just kicking back and laughing while making America great again. You saw those record stocks, unemployment, and other gains, right? You know, we’re talking about the fair trade for the USA finally!
Grab a glass of your favorite drink. You’re gonna need it for this.
It seems like the “media leak strategy” was more like a “let’s pretend something leaked, then leak it ourselves” type of thing. I could be wrong, but that’s my opinion thus far.
Daily Caller provided this information about this literal bombshell of information…
“Our review of these new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations,” Meadows wrote to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the letter, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation and first reported by Sara Carter.
Meadows pointed to text messages Strzok sent to Page on April 10, 2017, and April 12, 2017.
In the first message, Strzok, who then served as deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, wrote to Page that: “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
Strzok was at that time the lead investigator on the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. He joined the special counsel’s investigation after it was formed in May 2017. He was removed from the investigation in July 2017 after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages that he exchanged with Lisa Page. He was fired from the FBI on Aug. 10.”
Gone to find this phone? Is that a burner phone? Is that a work phone? What is it? Media leak strategy? Oh, do tell! Please tell us that it turns out to be exactly like I mentioned earlier, a fake leak that’s actually a leak.
In one Aug. 8, 2016, message, Strzok told Page that President Donald Trump would never become president, because “We’ll stop it.”
Meadows says in his letter that an April 12, 2017, text message shows Strzok congratulating Page while referring to two damaging articles about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Meadows wrote that “in the text, Strzok warns Page two articles are coming out, one which is ‘worse’ than the other about Lisa’s ‘namesake.’”
Sounds like a total setup if you ask me. Then they’re congratulating each other? Was this their attempt at sabotaging Donald Trump because they were so mad that he actually won? Is this how they help the president work on things? Why would they try to take him down instead of helping him out? Why be on the wrong side of history that causes issues instead of solving problems? What is the motivation behind this? Money, jobs, ego?
“Well done, Page,” Strzok wrote. It is unclear if he was referring to Lisa Page or Carter Page.
The text messages were included in a batch of records recently provided to Congress. The FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) were initially unable to recover messages that Strzok and Page exchanged from December 2016 to May 2017. The DOJ’s inspector general was ultimately able to find the messages.
That’s cute. Peter likes to tell people good job. Is this like how he’s telling everyone good job who donated to his Go Fund Me after he was released?
Meadows, a staunch ally of Trump, said the texts suggest “a coordinated effort on the part of the FBI and DOJ to release information in the public domain potentially harmful to President Donald Trump’s administration.”
“For example, the following text exchange should lead a reasonable person to question whether there was a sincere desire to investigate wrongdoing or to place derogatory information in the media to justify a continued probe.”
Meadows notes that on April 11, 2017, The Washington Post broke the story that the FBI had obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Carter Page.
BOOM! THERE’S YOUR COLLUSION!! People were literally trying to take down President Trump. Now you have to wonder what the motivation behind it is. Were they mad about Comey getting canned? Were they promised something if they could find a way to unseat Trump? What’s really going on? We know this much, but we still really don’t know WHY they’re doing this.
While Strzok told Congress in a July 12 hearing that he did not speak to the media during the course of the Trump-Russia probe or the Hillary Clinton email investigation (Strzok worked on that case as well), Lisa Page is known to have talked to the media about ongoing investigations.
Page, who served as general counsel to then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, provided information in October 2016 to Devlin Barrett, a Wall Street Journal reporter at the time, about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe was fired as deputy director of the FBI after he falsely denied that he authorized Page to speak Barrett. Barrett left TheWSJ in 2017 for WaPo, and is one of the reporters who broke the Carter Page story.
While this information is nice to know, you have to wonder if it’s true. Did Strzok lie? Did he really secretly leak things to the media and then claim to not talk to the media during those investigations? Technically, he could have said he didn’t talk to media and really was telling the truth. However, that doesn’t mean he couldn’t just tell Lisa Page things that he wanted to be leaked. I could say that I didn’t talk to the media too, but maybe I talked to someone else who talked to the media. There are wordy ways around things like this. Those folks are smart enough to figure out how to be sneaky.
“Evidence suggests senior officials at the FBI and DOJ communicated with other news outlets beyond the Washington Post, as well,” Meadows said in his letter to Rosenstein.
Do we really need to say anymore?
Congressional Republicans are reviewing the text messages.
You see folks, text messages are evidence and it always seems like there are ways to dig them up.
Remember back in the day when we only had pay phones to do dirty business on?
Times have changed and technology is biting people where it hurts!
What’s next on the crooked agenda?