A newly released text message revealed by CNN contains information that could cause serious damage to the ongoing investigation of Russian influence on the election by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
The text message was sent from one of Mueller’s key investigators, Peter Strzok, to his mistress Lisa Page. (Page was also a co-worker.)
On August 15, 2016, Strzok sent the following to Page:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…”
(The Andy’s office refers to deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe.)
This message appears to show the FBI was engaging in their actions against the Trump campaign with the intention of derailing a Trump victory.
The fact that the discussion took place in the office of the deputy FBI director is lending credibility to the claims from Trump supporters that the allegations of collusion with Russia began as a political attack on a candidate and not from actual solid evidence of any collusion.
The text also calls into question any evidence found or attested to by Strzok in Mueller’s investigation. If as it appears Strzok was intending to build some kind of firewall against Trump being elected President, then any evidence attached to him has to be discarded due to potential bias from Strzok.
Strzok and Page’s text messages not only showed possible FBI collusion to derail the Trump candidacy, it also showed a clear disdain on the part of FBI staffers toward Americans who supported Trump. This is an exchange from August 26, 2016 obtained by Fox News:
Strzok – Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support…
Page – Yep. Out to lunch with (redacted) We both hate everyone and everything.
Page – Just riffing on the hot mess that is our country.
Strzok – Yeah…it’s scary real down here
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan claimed on Fox Business today that the text along with previously revealed support for Hillary Clinton and Strzok’s work to make former FBI Director James Comey change language describing Clinton as “grossly negligent” so as not to have criminal code language in his findings shows an active attempt to subvert the American electoral system from within the FBI.
Despite firing Strzok and Page after the release of the text messages between them denigrating the President and his supporters, their connection to evidence before their dismissal will have significant impact on anything brought forth when Mueller will have to bring findings before a grand jury.