More Anti-Trump Messages Reportedly Sent By Members Of Mueller's Team: "A Lot More Is Going To Come Out"

Tyler Durden's picture

Days after it emerged that former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok was fired from Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia probe in August for sending anti-Trump text messages to his mistress while the two were working together on the Clinton email investigation, Sara Carter of Circa told a Fox News panel that there are more anti-Trump messages sent by Mueller's team floating around.

Carter previously emerged as one of the handful of people to review documents obtained by an undercover FBI informant embedded in the Russian uranium industry. Appearing on Hannity's show Monday night, Carter was asked about rumors of more anti-Trump sentiment expressed by Mueller's team:

Sean Hannity: I’m hearing rumors all over the place Sara Carter that there are other anti-Trump text-emails out there. And we know about them.


Sara Carter: I think you’re hearing correctly Sean and I think a lot more is going to come out. In fact, I know a lot more is going to come out based on the sources I’ve spoken to.

The clip is below:

Tangentially, it has been widely reported that Mueller's special counsel is stacked with investigators who have donated to Obama, Clinton or other Democrat causes. As Jessica McBride reported in Heavy:

  • Andrew Weissmann: Weissmann is a Barack Obama and Democratic campaign donor, according to federal records. “Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation, previously gave $2,300 to Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006
  • Jeannie Rhee: donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016, according to FEC records. The records show she gave $2,500 each to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012 in 2011
  • Andrew Goldstein: According to Fox News, “Goldstein contributed a combined $3,300 to Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012”
  • Greg Andres: FEC records show that Andres has donated at least $2,700 to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • James Quarles: Donated thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has also donated money recently to other Democrats, including Friends of Chuck Schumer and two other Democrats. He has a lengthy donation history dating back years. He did donate to two Republicans over the years, however.
  • Elizabeth Prelogar: A former law clerk to Justics Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagen, gave $250 to Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to FEC records. She also gave $500 total to Obama for America and the Obama Victory Fund 2012.
  • Brandon Van Grack: gave small amounts to ActBlue, an effort to raise money for Democrats, and to a Democratic candidate for Congress in 2012. In 2008, he gave about $286 to Barack Obama.
  • Rush Atkinson: donated $200 to Clinton’s campaign in 2016.
  • Kyle Freeny: In 2012, Freeny gave $300 to Obama. In 2008, Freeny also gave $250 to Obama, FEC records show.

To review: veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok, working under James Comey, headed up both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe before Mueller's special counsel was created to take the reigns. Strzok - who was responsible for changing the FBI's opinion of Clinton's mishandling of classified info from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless," - had an extramarital affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page while the two were working on the Clinton "matter." During the investigation, Strzok sent Page anti-Trump / pro-Clinton text messages, which resulted in the dismissal of both Strzok and Page from Mueller's Trump-Russia probe. Strzok now works in the FBI's HR department.

Strzok's conduct during the Clinton email investigation and any other politically charged cases he's worked on, are now being investigated by the DOJ's Office of Personel Management the results of which, per Sara Carter of Circa, will be coming out in December and January.

Moreover, as we reported earlier today, House Speaker Paul Ryan accused the DOJ and FBI of "stonewalling" the House Intelligence Committee's wide-ranging subpoena related to the "Trump dossier," along with the fact that the FBI appears to have willfully tried to conceal the reason for Strzok's reassignment from the committee.

Meanwhile, upon being blindsided with this information and publicly embarrassed, Intel committee chairman Devin Nunes was understandably less than pleased.

In a statement issued Sunday, Nunes announced a serious escalation: His committee, he said, is preparing to hold Andrew McCabe and assistant AG Rod Rosenstein in contempt for the DOJ's failure to comply with Nunes's subpoena. He also accused the FBI and the DOJ of willfully refusing to comply with an Aug. 24 subpoena in part by refusing the committee's request "for an explanation of Peter Strzok's dismissal from the mueller probe."

By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility. This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this Committee’s oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves.


“The DOJ has now expressed—on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok’s dismissal appeared—a sudden willingness to comply with some of the Committee’s long-standing demands. This attempted 11th-hour accommodation is neither credible nor believable, and in fact is yet another example of the DOJ’s disingenuousness and obstruction. Therefore, I have instructed House Intelligence Committee staff to begin drawing up a contempt of Congress resolution for DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Unless all our outstanding demands are fully met by close of business on Monday, December 4, 2017, the committee will have the opportunity to move this resolution before the end of the month."

It now appears that the FBI will have even more explaining to do as evidence of additional anti-Trump bias among members of Mueller's investigation appear to be on the horizon...

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Harry Lightning's picture

There needs to be a housecleaning at FBI. Officials there need to be fired and lose pensions. Only then will the severeity of all this hit home, and the truth of the political witch hunts at FBI will come out.

And Trump has to read the riot act to AG Sessions. Starrt acting like a law enforcement officer or get out. 

The same gestapo tactics that the FBI uses against the people its investigating now should be used against the FBI agents who let politics taint their work. Let them pay for their own attorneys against a Federal government that spents ridiculous amounts of money to coerce investigation targets to plead guilty. Let these agents see how it feels to have their phones talled and their families and friends followed. Terrorize the FBI the way the FBI has terrorized American citizens over the years, especially those citizens who ultimately were shown to be innocent.

There is a handful of FBI officials who politicized the Bureau, and they now must be identified and fired.

LyLo's picture

Or we get rid of the FBI entirely and fire everyone including the janitor, with possible criminal prosecutions for the vast majority (misuse of government property/funds).  I'm not pro-federal agency by any stretch, but I never thought I'd think this poorly of the FBI.

Because I gotta ask; if we won't talk to them at this point (as relatively law-abiding upstanding citizens), and no one we know would talk to them (as slightly less upstanding citizens), then how the HELL are they going to get actual criminals to cooperate?!  How can they possibly do their job if everyone in the country assumes they are just an arm of one political party with no interest in law enforcement?  Why do these guys even exist at this point?  To prove to the public that the feds care?  lol

We really are to that point: they've so politicized the Bureau as to effectively force the public to lobby for it's destruction.

Winston Churchill's picture

They've always been the secret police.Any crime fighting was merely practice and cover for their

real function as the swamps gamekeeper.Forget the Hollywierd propaganda.

The truth will set you free.

Dilluminati's picture

If it was my job to investigate crooked Hillary I would want to find out why the demons make her cough?

Yellow_Snow's picture

Mueller: "Fire the Nukes Trumpster...  or I go FULL TARD !!!"

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Fox News, also known as Volkischer Beobachter,

reports on all the rumors out there that we will know more about

next year. The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment 

carefully monitors anti-Trump political messaging.

I am reassured and feel protected.

A warm calm envelopes me.

CompassionateConservative's picture

tRump is going to hang for treason and hate crimes for his moslem terrorist ban.  He's nothing but a racist and has no place in the white house.  America is a Judeo-bolshevik nation and it's time we had a leader, like Hillary or the indian woman, Elizabeth Warren, as president.  

teslacoil's picture

Sick fuks like you are why the swamp is as deep as it is.

JD59's picture

Your piss poor PSYOPS FAILS, commie boy.

Yellow_Snow's picture

Predicting down-vote avalanche in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Mongoose's picture

You used to have the moniker, Million Dollar Bonus, right?



Nunyadambizness's picture

OMG!!  That is FUNNY AS HELL!!  Do you do stand up?

I especially love the "...indian woman Elizabeth Warren, as president" (sic)  OMG ROFLMAO!!!  

Thanks for the laugh, bro!  Brightened my whole day!

CompassionateConservative's picture

No, I do not do stand up.  As a soy boy metrosexual I sit down to pee.  Standing up is a sign that you are full of TOXIC MASCULINITY!

Mr Hankey's picture

Did you read that book by Jonathan Franzen? 

Mr Hankey's picture

Keep 'em coming ,cc,your killing 'em dead!

teslacoil's picture

I pray to God (there isn't one) that the Crazy Fat Kid nukes DC when Trump is off golfing somewhere.

Who really gives a shit?

Khannea's picture

I can't wait for this oligarchist son of a bitch Trump to be convicted and spend the remainder of his confused days in the geriatric wing of a supermax prison.  Not far from where most his cabinet of thugs and gangsters and that psychopath family of his will also be locked away for life. 

JD59's picture

Keep dreaming COMMIE BOY! Ain' t going to happen.

SunRise's picture

You sound like an Extremist!

Anunnaki's picture

Hellary reads The Hedge. Who knew?

Cow Doctor's picture

If they push the impeachment thing they'll start The Second Civil War/Revolution. Unfortunately that's the only way the "Swamp" will truly be drained.

Khannea's picture

I say bring it own, coward. Big words, small dick.

cstu7011's picture

You mean open season on the vermin... OOoooo

Hikikomori's picture

Never put anything in an email or text you wouldn't put on a Times Square billboard.

JoeTurner's picture

I predict Trump wont drop the hammer on the Clinton cabal until January at the earliest. I suspect they wait until the 2018 midterm season to obliterate the Dems....

d edwards's picture

Looks like the swamp has a lot of f ing snakes in it.

Nunyadambizness's picture


Ever seen a snake pit, where they crawl and slide over one another?  THAT is WASHINGTON DC. 

goldenbuddha454's picture

Our government is so fucking corrupt that even the special councels, which are supposed to show impartiality,  have been politicized.  God help us all!

cosmyccowboy's picture

judge: you are charged with contempt of congress, how do you plead?

me: guilty as hell!

cstu7011's picture

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Khannea's picture

Oh I can't wait for Trump to be hauled off to prison, and these rednecks, alt reichers, tarheels and wingnuts to rize up in mass violence. That will once and for all destroy the US and make it irrelevant on the world's stage. We can only hope. 

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

Hey look squirel..... and Zerohedgers ears prick up, their legs freeze and their heads are turning looking for the elusive squirrel they're never going to catch and get to bite. The FBI Mueller inquirery is a fucking side show. So heated are the Trumptards, because they are going after "their man" The saviour.

The logic has become so twisted, most of you aren't even making sense. Does political affiliation mean somebody is incapable of being impartial? This is becoming an alt-Right ISM here. It's fucking dangerous territory you guys are walking into. You fuckers are opening Pandora's box. One the right has rejected for decades.

Spics and Dindu's lawyers have argued for decades, on numerous occasions, the political affiliation, past quotes and beliefs leaves specific D.A's, unable to be impartial when choosing whether to prosecute a case and the severity of the charge. The right has always rejected this stance, saying justice is blind and political affiliation has no baring on the ability of a man to do his job. I've always believed this view to be a croc of shit. 

Nevertheless, if you guys insist on going down this road, be fucking careful where it leads. Then again, being a certified hypocrite in the USSA, is a national hobby, so I suppose no lasting effects will be felt. Double standards? Yes that's me. Says 40% of zerohedge.

shovelhead's picture

Pro tip.

Never leave a paper trail behind your illegal political hackery.

The Klinton Klan failed in this respect.

Ajax-1's picture

Hey look a leftist shill on ZH. If what you say is true, then why did Mueller have to stack the deck by having nothing but leftist libtards on his team? The fix is in and corrupt to it's core. Why can't you acknowledge the obvious?

Indelible Scars's picture

But you, now see, you're different, you rise above the fray and look down your nose at all of the idiots. There really is nothing worse than a pompous ass motherfucker.

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

You are correct. I do look my nose down, as I have superior intellect. I won't hide from that. Neither do I do partizan politics. Nor am I a lefty, or alt right. Neither has anybody answered the central tenet of the question/quandary I posed. Does political affiliation discount somebody from conducting an impartial investigation?

gcjohns1971's picture

Political affiliation alone? No.

Political affiliation combined with material evidence of bias or m  aterial conflicts of interest?  Absolutely.

Investigators are supposed to follow the evidence, not lead or manufacture it.

ZIRPY's picture

 How many slice and dindus were charged with lying as the only charge? 

FoggyWorld's picture

Everyone concerned about this is not a Trumptard.

Thom Paine's picture

I think Trump has more than enough cause to now sack Rosenstein for his poor oversight and the SC Meuller and team for their over reach and now obvious bias and witch hunt.


And of course WaPo writing stuff they know is a lie, but they have been tasked by their owners to attack Trump at all times.


FoggyWorld's picture

Believe Trump can't take that route.  He has to fire Sessions and put in someone who is a pit bull who will take out Rosenstein and then straighten out the DOJ and FBI.

Gobble D. Goop's picture

For Meuller & Co:

There once was a lady from Niger.

Who smiled as she rode on a TIGER.

When they returned from the ride,

the lady was inside,

and the smile on the face of the TIGER.

Ajax-1's picture

There once was a young lad from Nantuckit.

Who's dick was so long he could suck it.

As he said with a grin,

when he wiped off his chin,


Gobble D. Goop's picture


Thanks for making my stomach hurt.