Just when we thought the mess in which the FBI is mired couldn’t get any worse, it has.
More than 300 text messages were released this week as a part of the investigation into infamous agent Peter Strzok, his mistress and Bureau attorney Lisa Page, and disgraced Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Buried within the transcript of those text conversations are fairly clear details that paint a picture of at least two FBI officials colluding to leak certain details about the Russia dossier — the one fabricated by the DNC, Hillary’s campaign and FBI confidantes — to members of the press in the days running up to the election.
If this isn’t the so-called ‘insurance policy’, we’re not sure what else qualifies.
These same officials were involved in killing the investigation into Hillary’s email server.
House intel officials are zeroing in on the ‘whodunnit’ of this whole stinking mess.
It’s gonna get really interesting very soon.
Here’s more from Redstate…
The more we learn, the more the deluge of classified leaks about the totally irrelevant Trump dossier become explicable.
The Hill reports today on an overview of the 300+ text messages between former number two guy in the FBI’s counterintelligence operation, Peter Strzok, and his paramour, FBI attorney, and friend of Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page. Strzok and Page, you’ll recall, were assigned to Mueller’s investigation. They were removed when it was revealed they were sending anti-Trump/pro-Hillary text messages to each other on their government smartphones. Strzok is the guy who made an ominous reference to having an “insurance policy” to keep Trump from being elected. Strzok is the guy who interviewed Mike Flynn. These texts aren’t conclusive but they strongly suggest that both Strzok and Page were leaking information to the media.
In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.