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As FBI Ramped Up “Witch Hunt” When Trump Fired Comey, Strzok Admitted Collusion Investigation A Joke

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A Friday report in the New York Times revealing that the FBI supercharged its Trump-Russia collusion investigation after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey appears to have backfired – especially when one reviews internal FBI communications from the time period in question.

The Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross has made a brilliant observation, noting Peter Strzok – then the FBI’s deputy chief of counterintelligence, admitted to his FBI lawyer mistress, Lisa Page, that there was no merit to the investigation.

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Nine days after Comey was fired and the DOJ “sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia,” Strzok texted Page on May 18, 2017: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.

It is unclear from The Times report what information was used as a predicate to open the investigation. The article suggests that the FBI had long considered the move and that Comey’s firing and Trump’s subsequent comments marked a tipping point.

A source close to Strzok told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Jan. 26, 2018, shortly after the text was released, that the message reflected Strzok’s concern that the FBI would not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. –Daily Caller

The Times’ explanation for the FBI’s rationale that Trump may have been a Russian asset consists of Trump’s call for Moscow to release Hillary Clinton’s emails an election debate, and allegations contained within the unverified Steele Dossier. The Times was also quick to note that Trump may have “unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence,” to temper the accusation that he was an agent of a foreign power. In short, weak sauce.

It’s no wonder Strzok was hesitant to join Mueller’s team.

Interestingly, another series of Strzok-Page texts refers to “coordinating investigation” after Strzok apparently met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who both recommended Comey’s firing, then authorized the special counsel probe.

As Ross notes in The Daily Caller, there were other text messages that between Strzok and Page which raise suspicion over whether the FBI was working on a “gotcha” against Trump.

And we need to open the case we’ve been waiting on now while Andy is acting,” Strzok texted Page the day Comey was fired, referring to then-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe.

Meanwhile, Page – who served as McCabe’s deputy, provided some additional color on the text messages during her July 2018 congressional testimony, suggesting that the “case we’ve been waiting on” text referred to an investigation separate of the obstruction probe we already knew about. 

“Well, other than obstruction, what could it have been?” one lawmaker asked Page in her interview, details of which were published by The Epoch Times on Friday.

I can’t answer that, sir. I’m sorry,” she replied.

“If I was able to explain in more depth why the Director firing precipitated this text, I would,” she continued while declining to say if the text message referred to an obstruction of justice investigation or something more. –Daily Caller

That said, Page admitted that Comey’s firing prompted the text exchange.

“So the firing of Jim Comey was the precipitating event as opposed to the occupant of the Director’s office?” asked one lawmaker.

“Yes, that’s correct,” replied Page.

Meanwhile, The Times went to great lengths to imply that the FBI was justified in their ratcheted-up collusion investigation – failing to mention who started the probe, who led it, and more importantly – waiting until the 9th paragraph to mention the fact that it turned up nothing.

“No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials. An F.B.I. spokeswoman and a spokesman for the special counsel’s office both declined to comment.”

via zerohedge

10 COMMENTS

  1. Somewhere, in the back of all this, appears to be a deliberate attempt to overthrow an elected President of the United States, while legally in office. In history, this would be called a nonviolent coup, something almost never heard of in US history. (There was this attempt, by the Democrats in Congress, to overthrow the Presidency of Johnson, after Lincoln died. They passed a law that they were sure Johnson would not follow, over his veto. When he went against the law, they impeached him. He was found innocent, in the Senate because of one brave Democrat who voted “not guilty” because he did not want to set a precedent of setting up and removing Presidents just because they did not agree with one’s own political view). Any attempt to overthrow, through contrived manipulation, the legally elected head of the United States, constitutes an attack on that leader by an enemy from within. Those who conspire to do so are, in fact, giving aid and taking part in, an act of treason. You do the math.

  2. Comey should have been fired by BHO or AG Lynch for overstepping his authority re: Hillary Clinton. The decision to indict or not belongs to the justice department, not the FBI. Of course his decision fit their narrative and gave them deniability of having their thumb on the scale.

  3. We have been talking and pointing fingers and speculating and accusing folks in the media for almost two years ever since POTUS fired Comey, which he has the authority to do for no reason what-so-ever. I still don’t see any prosecution of all the bad FBI guys and the ones in the AG’s office. So when is this going to happen?

  4. It is way past the time for all of the Democrats & Republicans who have colluded with each other to do everything possible (a nonviolent coup) to remove our President from office, to be indicted for their crimes. They all deserve to be imprisoned for their actions and their trials should begin immediately and fueled by all of the evidence captured. Let the “trials by jury” begin.

  5. Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party at work here!Don’t forget the RINOs(Romney,Gowdy,Ryan, Rubio, Sessions, Collins, Flake, Haley)they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp,Pres Trump!88NE

    • Romney is no Conservative, but I haven’t seen any likelihood of him, Gowdy, or Haley being complicit against President Trump. Would you be kind enough to amplify your reasons for their inclusion?

  6. There are too many in the very deep swamp, with big $ and power and they have paid off many in our government and beyond. I am baffled that nothing was done when the Republicans had both the House and the Senate and now we are in a stalemate. We need term limits and get rid of the swamp, starting with one and then the rest.

  7. It has been 2 years. Even by now an absolute idiot would have noted that there is NO collusion. And still the rabbit beats its drum. The world knows it is a hoax, Putin knows it too, except for 50% of deluded Americans.

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