Text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok revealed the fix was in regarding Hillary Clinton’s email probe in 2016, some Republican lawmakers agreed.
In the latest batch of romantic texts between Lisa and Peter, revealed their conversation concerning Clinton. Their texts revealed they both believed the investigation of Clinton was too tough.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., stated on Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight, “It doesn’t appear anyone wanted her charged. I don’t like bias. I don’t like political bias, and this was an incredibly politically charged case as was, and is, the Russia investigation, so politics and political bias is even more important in a case like this. I don’t know why the left is straining to minimize the manifest bias that was exhibited by these agents. I just don’t get it.”
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Friday he and congressional colleagues all suspected the fix was in on the Clinton probe, even before those messages were released. “Now we know the fix was in, and I think the logical thing is, if the fix was in on the Clinton investigation, and if these same people—the top people at the FBI—started and ran the Trump-Russia investigation, might there be some bad things going on there as well?” Jordan said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “And as you look at these text messages, it sure looks like there is.”
Page and Strzok both worked on the Mueller’s investigation at the beginning of the Russian probe.
In the newly released texts from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Page warned Strzok that Clinton “might be our next president,” in a Feb. 25, 2016, exchange.
“The last thing you need [is] going in there loaded for bear,” Page continued. “You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more [DOJ] than [FBI]?”
“Timing looks like hell,” Strzok texted Page.
“Yeah, that is awful timing,” Page agreed. In a later message, she added: “It’s a real profile in courage [sic] since she knows no charges will be brought.”
The texts just once again confirmed to the Republicans the fact that top law enforcement officials at the time were expecting not to pursue charges against Clinton.
Additionally Page and Strzok exchanged 50, 000 text messages while the presidential elections were on and in the Trump’s first year of presidency. In most of them, they express their anti-Trump views.
This week, the Justice Department revealed that the FBI “failed to preserve” five months of text messages between Strzok and Page due to a technological glitch from Dec. 14, 2016, through May 17, 2017—the day Mueller was appointed to lead the special counsel investigation.
GOP lawmakers are looking into the disappearing text messages and the reason for their gap.
But DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz later confirmed to Congress his office had recovered texts from that period by taking possession of at least four phones belonging to Strzok and Page.