FBI Texts Reveal "Insurance Policy" To Prevent Trump Presidency

The lead FBI official at the heart of the rapidly unraveling Trump-Russia probe sent a text message to his FBI mistress last year which discusses some sort of 'insurance policy' against Donald Trump becoming president.


Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

"I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he [Trump] gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk." writes FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe, adding "It's like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40." 

Clearly Lisa Page thought there was no way Trump would win during a conversation in then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's office, yet Strzok clearly states to Page that he "can't take that risk" in the "unlikely event" Trump was elected, and that an insurance policy of some type existed to presumably undermine Trump. If this is the case, it would constitute an active measure taken by the FBI against one candidate for US President, while aiding the other. 

The text message which references an "insurance policy" is all the more controversial when you consider another exchange in which Peter Strzok says "I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer," and "I CAN'T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!"

Page responds "I don't know, But we'll get it back. ..."

Page then messages Strzok, saying "And maybe you're meant to stay where you are because you're meant to protect the country from that menace. (links to NYT article), to which Strzok replied "I can protect our country at many levels." 

What, exactly, does Peter Strzok mean by "protect our country at many levels" in his text to Page? Is this a reference to the insurance policy? 

The "insurance" text message was one of 375 released Tuesday night before a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and one of 10,000 text messages exchanged between the two top FBI investigators. Strzok was fired from Robert Mueller's special counsel in August, however the reason for his dismissal was not revealed until last month, prompting several congressional panels to turn up the heat on the FBI and the DOJ. 

The text messages make abundantly clear that Strzok - the man who downgraded the FBI's assessment of Hillary's email mishandling from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless," and reportedly used a largely unfounded Trump-Russia dossier to launch a counterintelligence operation - holds a deep disdain for Donald Trump.

As we reported earlier, in one exchange obtained by Fox News sent on March 4th, 2016 - right around the time Trump emerged as a serious threat in the GOP primary race, Page texted Strzok "God, Trump is a loathsome human," to which Strzok responded "Yet he many[win]" Strzok responded, adding "Good for Hillary." 

Other text messages call trump an idiot, who's awful

Fox reporter Shannon Brem tweeted that Fox News producer Jake Gibson has obtained 10k texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, one of which says "Trump should go f himself," and "F TRUMP."

Along with the text messages, Strzok's conduct in the Clinton investigation and several prior cases are now under review for political bias by the Justice Department. Furthermore, the fact that the reason behind Strzok's firing was kept a secret for months is of keen interest to House investigators. According to Fox News two weeks ago

"While Strzok’s removal from the Mueller team had been publicly reported in August, the Justice Department never disclosed the anti-Trump texts to the House investigators."

 

"Responding to the revelations about Strzok’s texts on Saturday, Nunes said he has now directed his staff to draft contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray." -Fox News

As we also reportedRepresentative Jim Jordan (R-OH) suggested in a hearing with FBI Director Chris Wray last week that the Peter Strzok rabbit hole might be far deeper than anyone imagined. To summarize, Jordan's theory is that Strzok received the controversial "Trump Dossier" from the Clinton campaign then went to the FISA courts where he passed it off as a legitimate piece of intelligence in an effort to obtain the warrants necessary to effectively spy on the Trump campaign.
"Here's what I think Director Wray.  I think Peter Strzok, head of counter intelligence at the FBI, Peter Strzok the guy who ran the Clinton investigation and did all the interviews, Peter Strzok, the guy who was running the Russia investigation at the FBI, Peter Strzok, Mr. 'Super Agent' at the FBI, I think he's the guy who took the application to the FISA court...and if that happened...if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, taking opposition research, dressing it all up and turning it into an intelligence document and taking it to the FISA court so they can spy on the other campaign...if that happened...that's as wrong as it gets."
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who launched the Mueller probe - was on the hot seat today in front of the House Judiciary Committee to face questions over Strzok, Mueller, and the Trump investigation. When asked if he was aware how biased Peter Strzok was, Rosenstein answered: no, adding that he has seen "no reason to fire Mueller."

So, despite having rooted out two rabidly anti-Trump lead investigators from the Mueller probe, and the fact that the Special Counsel is stacked with Democrats who have apparently sent more anti-Trump messages to each other - which, according to reports will come out in the next 4-6 weeks, Rosenstein sees no cause to fire Mueller and close down this sham of an investigation. 

Comments

two hoots eclectic syncretist Dec 13, 2017 4:28 PM Permalink

 Mueller must have a poor sense of people judgement if he could not realize the bias in someone working directly with him?   One would think this would be a critical skill given the limelight of the investigation?  I feel so proud that Peter Strzok is still working as a highly paid civil servant, my tax dollars going to him vs my patrotic and law abiding family.    Fuck you Washington, all of you.  

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HillaryOdor bobcatz Dec 13, 2017 7:14 PM Permalink

 Very scary to learn that one of the biggest threats to Democracy in the USA is the FBI itself!Very scary to know that people are just now learning this when it's been obvious ever since its inception.  The country isn't going to magically get better now.  I'll believe there will be justice when people are swinging from lampposts.  I'm not holding my breath though.

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jeff montanye Richard Chesler Dec 14, 2017 1:36 AM Permalink

however i think it would be a big mistake if president trump tried to shut down the mueller investigation.  it has wildly exceeded my expectations and i had been thinking that they might well step on each others' dicks to some degree.  and now we have nelly the spook, wife of the ex deputy associate attorney general and probable co author of the notorious and nefarious trump dossier, using kremlin russians' lies to help strzok get a fisa warrant.  way slicker than breaking into the democratic national committee offices in the watergate hotel. 

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oncefired Liberty2012 Dec 14, 2017 2:18 AM Permalink

He is that kid that you and your friends hid behind bushes waiting for him to walk by after school, just to beat his ass and watch him run crying home. Those people , rather then growing a set of balls and standing up for themselves even if the get their ass kicked, but it would have been enough to back the bullies off, went on to be some of the Libereal Progressives that now walk around the bureaucracy with a big chip on their shoulder thinking they can get even with the fly over deplorables and push their agenda to create the so-called Utopia. The bubble they live in in the Washington/Virginia/Maryland area makes them think that they are almost there, except they have no idea what the rest of the Country is like and really have no clue to how heavily armed that most of the "Bible & Gun Clinging Population" is and just how pissed off they are! This Douchebag had no idea how close he came to starting a Civil War! 

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oncefired I am Groot Dec 14, 2017 2:26 AM Permalink

Trump needs to quietly take out their Black Budget which is mainly drug running and human trafficking. We have way to many Intelligence Agencies anyway, get their illicit funds to stop flowing and then get rid of some of these Agencies. Dismantle the fucking police state! Everything can be easily organized by PDT, he is an expert at making everything a lean mean fighting machine. Get rid of the Flunky TSA first, I fly a lot and these people are morons...they have never caught a terrorist...What a Bunch of Shit!

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two hoots two hoots Dec 13, 2017 7:05 PM Permalink

How did Peter Strzok get on the Mueller team?  Who recommended him, chose him, assigned him?   Look there for other culprits.Do you now have any doubt he was beyond bias when looking at the Clinton emails?   If it was important enough for the FBI to look at Clinton emails, surely, give Strozok's record, they need looked at again?  I shouldn't even need to say it, I should be reading it in the news.Faith in the FBI has been harmed and they should not be ashamed but duty bound to back up and relook at all actions surrounding the Clinton emails that were potentially botched.  

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Cardinal Fang two hoots Dec 13, 2017 10:51 PM Permalink

Mr Hoots, you have made the most salient point here.

Who was the secret hand who placed all of these Clinton/Obama operatives on the Mueller team?

Mueller doesn't live in a vacuum, this was a concerted effort to stack the deck.

An anecdote: I was recruited for a team that needed leadership. Another manager literally walked one of his guys through the process to get him on my team. Later, I found out that he was trying to clean up his team and sabotage my team with this guy.

Interestingly, the guy was a super performer with my better leadership and tuned into a valuable member of the team.

The point is, when you are putting a team together, the folks helping you assemble it, often have an agenda, and that agenda may not be what it seems on the surface, and may not turn out the way it was planned.

I think this happened here, funny thing is, I think whoever put this team together, blew it up from the get go.

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otschelnik New_Meat Dec 14, 2017 4:46 AM Permalink

And talk about the tail wagging the dog, look at this!https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/watchdog-agency-made… FBI, which is a department of DOJ, forced the DOJ to sign a nondisclosure for sharing info on director Comey's Hatch Act investigation - TO CONGRESS, which has a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of exective branch oversight. Holy shit these G-men are out of control.  Who the hell do they think they are??

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virgule eclectic syncretist Dec 14, 2017 1:54 AM Permalink

It's funny that no one is asking who/how/when those 10,000 text messages were uncovered and for what reason? Do you keep your last 10,000 text messages on your phone? Do you even have 10,000 text messages on your phone? THink of the effort required if you wanted to extract 10,000 messages from your phone of any kind, save them in a dossier and print that dossier to bring it to a hearing.This is not a trivial task. It must have taken weeks if not months, and definitely more than one person. Yet no one heard about this until recently????We are not being told everything here. I think the circus in the room is to get our attention away from something else, most likely bigger.We're just seeing a few pawns being sacrificed here.

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NoPension DeadFred Dec 13, 2017 4:49 PM Permalink

Admiral Rogers and his section of the NSA.

This is a planned takedown. Team Trump set this in motion brilliantly from the start.
It's going to be a drip, drip, trickle, trickle, flow, gusher, tsunami....

I can't wait for the killing/suicide to start. These cats are not going to jail. And they are NOT going to retire with fat .gov pensions.

The 3% will see to that. Either Uncle Sam administers retribution...or Patriots will.

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jeff montanye sun tzu Dec 14, 2017 1:50 AM Permalink

no no no.  the last thing we need is to make north korea stronger.  hard time or half that hard time and long, detailed, public confessions with elaborate show and tell evidence exhibits.after mueller makes his final report.  he is in no way immune.he probably really does know a lot more about 9-11 and even seven countries in five years than most people do.

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pods DeadFred Dec 13, 2017 5:05 PM Permalink

That thought entered my mind. But they only collect, what was it called, just headers and such.  Hmmm.Maybe a white hat at the NSA is now sweating bullets waiting for someone at that agency to ask that very question Fred?Cause you know all those systems will collect information on WHO accessed that information.Wouldn't if be a kicker if the Russians hacked the NSA to show how the USA was subverting its own "democracy?" Talk about dripping irony.pods

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chunga pods Dec 13, 2017 6:36 PM Permalink

It's always seemed very implausible to me that the maverick outsider never heard of Assange's offer. That had to get his attention, and now we've been lead to believe Kelly blocks all this shit from getting to him.His name was?//edit//I just stumbled on this. And Now We Know….https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/13/and-now-we-know/

What is obvious from the last 72 hours is that the Inspector General’s office is selectively, and strategically, letting out information that appears to be preparing the general public for a rather extensive, and troubling, bigger story. 

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