Grassley Fires Off Scorching Letter To DOJ After Anti-Trump Texts Reveal Burner Phone, "Insurance Policy"

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley fired off a letter late Wednesday to the DOJ, asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain several disturbing revelations contained within anti-Trump text messages sent between FBI investigators Peter Strzok and his FBI-Attorney mistress Lisa Page - both of whom were central to the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe, and both of whom were removed from Robert Mueller's Special counsel when their text messages came to light. Rosenstein appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to answer questions about Strzok, Page and Mueller's investigation. 


Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein stood by Robert Mueller's investigation, telling lawmakers dismayed at a trove of damning text messages that he is "not aware of any impropriety" on the Special Counsel (which is stacked with anti-Trump Democrats, who have reportedly also sent anti-Trump messages), saying "I think it's important that when we talk about political affiliation... The issue of bias is something different," adding "We recognize we have employees with political opinions. And it's our responsibility to make sure those opinions do not influence their actions. And so, I believe that Director Mueller understands that and he is running that office appropriately." 

Grassley raised serious concerns in his letter to the DOJ addressed to Rosenstein, as just two of over 10,000 (!?) text messages referred to an "insurance policy" against a Trump presidency, and a special phone they used "when we talk about hillary because it can't be traced.

Grassley's letter reads: 

"Yesterday, the Justice Department released a subset of text messages requested by the Committee. The limited release of 375 text messages between Mr. Peter Strzok and Ms. Lisa Page indicate a highly politicized FBI environment during both the Clinton and Russia investigations. For example, one text message from Ms. Page proclaims to Mr. Strzok, “God(,) Trump is a loathsome human.

Some of these texts appear to go beyond merely expressing a private political opinion, and appear to cross the line into taking some official action to create an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency. Mr. Strzok writes the following to Ms. 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…

Presumably, “Andy” refers to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. So whatever was being discussed extended beyond just Page and Stzrok at least to Mr. McCabe, who was involved in supervising both investigations

Another text from Ms. Page to Mr. Strzok on April 2, 2016, says the following:
So look, you say we text on that phone when we talk about hillary because it can’t be traced, you were just venting bc you feel bad that you’re gone so much but it can’t be helped right now.

That text message occurred during Mr. Strzok’s involvement in the Clinton investigation and days before he interviewed Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills on April 5, 2016 and April 9, 2016, respectively. Thus, the mention of “hillary” may refer to Secretary Clinton and therefore could indicate that Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page engaged in other communications about an ongoing investigation on a different phone in an effort to prevent it from being traced." 

Grassley then asks the following questions of the DOJ:

  1. On what date did you become aware of the text messages between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page and on what date were they each removed from the Special Counsel’s office?
  2. Are there any other records relating to the conversation in Andrew McCabe’s office shortly before the text described above on August 15, 2016? [the "insurance policy" text] If so please produce them to the Committee.
  3. Please provide all records relating to Andrew McCabe’s communications with Peter Stzrok or Lisa Page between August 7, 2016 and August 23, 2016.
  4. What steps have you taken to determine whether Mr. Strzok, Mr. Page, and Mr. McCabe should face disciplinary action for their conduct?
  5. My understanding is that the Inspector General’s current investigation is limited to the handling of the Clinton email matter only. What steps have you taken to determine whether steps taken during the campaign to escalate the Russia investigation might have been a result of the political animus evidenced by these text messages rather than on the merits?
  6. Has the Department identified the referenced “that phone” Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page used to discuss Secretary Clinton? What steps has the Department taken to review the records on this other phone that allegedly “can’t be traced.” If none, please explain why

Grassley also tweeted "FBI owes answers abt "insurance policy" against Trump victory," adding "...why would senior FBI leaders use secret phones that "cant be traced" to talk Hillary?" 

Grassley grilled Senate Democrats last week for their unwillingness to investigate Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration, stating that the Democrats on the committee he oversees "only want to talk about [President] Trump." 

There are two major controversies plaguing the credibility of the Justice Department and the FBI right now. On the one hand the Trump Russia investigation, and then on the other hand the handling of the Clinton investigation. Any congressional oversight related to either one of these topics is not credible without also examining the other. Both cases were active during last year's campaign. Both cases have been linked to the firing of the FBI Director.

 

These questions go to the heart of the integrity of our federal law enforcement and justice system.  

With Chuck Grassley on the warpath in the Senate, and the House Intel Committee chasing down FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, one has to wonder how long the FBI and DOJ are going to be able to maintain this farce before shutting it down - especially if in fact other members of Mueller's team also sent anti-Trump messages as journalist Sara Carter has claimed. 

Comments

MoreFreedom Dec 14, 2017 6:41 PM Permalink

In a way I applaud Trump, for allowing this information to become public.  It seems the deep state continues to take the rope that's going to, hopefully and correctly, hang them.  

SRV Dec 14, 2017 5:01 PM Permalink

Anyone interested in the real details of the "special phone"... as usual George Webb is way ahead of everyone... short and sweet...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSweUvKwrNs&t=62sBtw... Hit the Subscribe button, as he should have many times more (he's reported on most the the recent revelations months ago)... been on it like a bad cold (self funded) for over a year. Btw, all of the corruption leads back to Brooklyn!

Branded Dec 14, 2017 1:23 PM Permalink

"4.    What steps have you taken to determine whether Mr. Strzok, Mr. Page, and Mr. McCabe should face disciplinary action for their conduct?". . . uhh, shouldn't 'disciplinary action' be replaced with 'criminal prosecution'?

incharge1976 Dec 14, 2017 1:22 PM Permalink

I often wonder if the American Revolution happens if they had access to the internet, cars, planes, air conditioning, welfare, government pensions, etc. Im on the fence. 

Seychelles Dec 14, 2017 1:02 PM Permalink

People are beginning to understand that the major effective political party in the USA has become the  Zioglobalist National Socialists, who are accustomed to operating in anti-Logos darkness.

monoloco Dec 14, 2017 1:01 PM Permalink

Oh the horror, an FBI agent had a political opinion and he shared it with his girlfriend. I'm sure that's the first time that's ever happened in the history of the world. 

Rex Andrus Dec 14, 2017 1:01 PM Permalink

There is a clear difference between having an opinion and committing espionage and treason. The alphabet's history is as America's worst enemies. They are all the whores of foreign banksters. See the unconstitutional FR? See the unconstitutional IRS? See the serial gangsters Epstien, Soetoro and Clintons? See the arrogant, vile alphabet agents collecting fat paychecks to uphold the Constitution, when all they do is destroy evidence and kill witnesses?

snakedogs Dec 14, 2017 11:55 AM Permalink

Nothing will get done till the revolution begins with the military, militas, and patriots spearheading it. Millions will perish. Cities will be brunt to the ground as the savages running wild (Who runs and lives in these urban shitholes?). Tens of millions will be displaced. But in the end, violent prisoners, illegal criminals, gangs, BLM, Antifa, Deep State Swampers and communists will be dead or have fled. The alternative is an enlaved society "Animal Farm"! Invest in metals, gold, silver, lead, and get to the range!

Koba the Dread snakedogs Dec 14, 2017 3:50 PM Permalink

Be careful what you wish for, sport. You obviously have never been engaged in serious combat. The conflagration you want would be hideous beyond belief and innocents would suffer much more than the bad guys would. True revolution is not the horrible holocaust of the French or Russian revolutions. Everyone except a small elite suffered there. True revolution is of the American type. The American revolution was already a done deal by 1776; it was an internal revolution, a revolution in the minds of American colonists that they were no longer colonists but a separate people. The fighting from 1776 to 1783 was just an aftermath, necessary to convince the mentally ill German king of the United Kingdom that the revolution had already occurred.The true revolution, if it comes, will be in our hearts and minds. It will not concern itself with all the killing and mayhem you envision. It will merely ignore the bad guys, unthrone them, get on with the new order of business and let them wither into obscurity. We will win by the example we set, not by the violence we create.

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Totally_Disill… Dec 14, 2017 11:29 AM Permalink

Are we surprised at any of this?  How about Nellie Orr, wife of the demoted DOJ prosecutor?  Anyone question why she applied for a HAMM radio license in 2016?  HAMM radio = new spy stage craft...just like bleachbit...communication doesn't exist, can't be traced.  These scumbags are well beyond rogue.

cat-foodcafe Dec 14, 2017 11:28 AM Permalink

all my comments during the last year about how FBI are a bunch of worthless FUCKS is proving correct, down to the last dime.WE PAY FOR THIS TWISTED, INBRED, SOVIET SHIT !ROSENSTEIN WOULD PUT BERIA TO SHAME........THERE IS A SOVIET GOVT. IN PLACE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND YOU ARE SEEING JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG RIGHT NOW.  IT WON'T GO AWAY UNLESS WE BURN IT OUT, AND I DO MEAN BURN, WITH FLAME AND FIRE.  SORRY IT HAS TO BE THAT WAY.AND BY THE WAY, MY PRIOR COMMENTS ABOUT HEINRICH MUELLER INVESTIGATING RUSSIAGATE WERE NOT IN JEST.ROBERT MUELLER PUTS OLD HEINRICH TO SHAME.  IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW, HEINRICH MUELLER WAS HEAD OF THE GESTAPO.   HIS CLONE IS INVESTIGATING PRES. TRUMP...........

aqualech Dec 14, 2017 11:18 AM Permalink

All these anti-Trump characters have been having such a good laugh in private as the fake outrages such as “obstruction of justice” have been bandied about by Clinton cronies. Can they still claim that if this whole pack of rats doing the Russian investigation get run off?

Gohigher Dec 14, 2017 11:38 AM Permalink

Bitch Bitch bitch ....CLick CLick Click.
What good is it all ? Mental and keyboard masturbation as far as I can tell.

Fucking PULL IT NOW, Donnie.

1) EO to recall a vast majority of the troops. While the Deep State, MSM, CONgress and MIC has seizures and is convulsing A Call to arms = protect the people and the mission objective is to Reinstate the Constitution.

2) Declare martial law in DC. Deploy defensive measures, seal the borders to protect the president and military and lock down the perps for pickup. Temporarily freeze trading on wall street and permanently freeze the Fed from doing anything other than the continuation of capital flows and trading home and abroad. Nothing is to change for the people. Work and pay continues without any impact so the civil riots that are certainly coming under this current fucked up controlled implosion shit never happens. Start sending ANY judges, congressmen, captains of industry, media heads, central banking shits and the like that resist the reset to Gitmo..... because there is no Constitutional or legal protections for the "POWERS THAT BE" under martial law. Constitutionalists should aspire to be efficiently expedient just like China, Soviet Russia, or any third world, banana republic - look in the mirror and convince me that American.gov is NOT the most exceptionally ignorant, well armed banana republic on the planet.
3)Immediately disappear the top floors of the CIA and FBI, disappear K-street seditionists, BATFE, DHS, SCOTUS, etc. and C-131 them to Diego Garcia. Enemy combatants, traitors ALL.... BLACK BAG until further notice. Extreme vetting is needed with a US Constitution litmus test. Honor your oaths fucksticks, or rot away. Strip all ASSETS if ill gotten.
4) Re-purpose the overseas military bases to hold the thousands of cultural Marxists that require purging, prosecution and re-edumacation (even you Dubya').

5) RESET THIS SHITSHOW JUST LIKE YOU PROMISED IN THE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. Then the really hard, focused work can begin.

After Alabama, I just don't think there is any other way out that does not ensure popular revolt and widespread death through violent civil war from continued media-idiot citizen manipulation. FUTURE Bad for us. GREAT for them. So fuck them. FFS ! USE THE NSA, they have the TRUTH stored away, bought with the people's borrowed fiat. PURGE -PURGE-PURGE.

You can imagine the rest. I am getting sick of the swamp winning through a thousand cuts and news cycle chaff attrition- give the dog a Gowdy bone now and again to buy some time.... I am sick of the idiot Americans who vote their own demise.. And as the brain trust here withers, I see dumb, willfully and woefully ignorant posters rising in numbers divided from focusing on the real enemy at the door.. And they vote in step with their intelligence.

If we are seeing a DRTL, then I say = go full retard Tyrannical Lawlessness but with a fix it direction. FRTL, chup.

Hire JULIAN and JUDICIAL WATCH to advise just how to MAGA, give em' the NSA's data, FRTL. Find Seth's murderers and Jail Hillary..Execute the War Pigs, Fresh water for Detroit...... wait, I'm cumming with this vision....ahhhh.. awesome.

insanelysane Dec 14, 2017 10:50 AM Permalink

I want to see the texts from around the time when Seth Rich was "killed in a botched robbery."  I believe one of the initial stories was that he left the bar that night and was going to meet the FBI.  I am guessing he did.

Lostinfortwalton Dec 14, 2017 10:49 AM Permalink

What the hell is Sessions doing? He has had a year to get his bearings and clean up this mess. Nobody EVER gets fired from the DOJ/FBI - they just get reassigned?Whatever happened to the Uranium One FBI informant that was going to testify to Congress? That just drop down the memory hole along with Hillarys crimes?

loveyajimbo Dec 14, 2017 10:29 AM Permalink

YES, Rosenheeb is a liar and an asshole... but the blame rests on SESSIONS... for refusing to un-recuse himself and end this seditious coup attempt.Trump is dirty as hell for refusing to fire and replace Sessions.  With the FUBAR in Alabama... we are looking at a total breakdown... and soon.Buy GOLD, Bitchez!!

Betrayed Dec 14, 2017 10:28 AM Permalink

Complete waste of time. This is nothing but theater to keep the people distracted and on their favorite red or blue team. Ask yourself who exactly is the deep state. Once you figure that out everything makes sense and there will be no change until we employ what Jefferson admonished us to do.

Boogity Dec 14, 2017 1:16 PM Permalink

Wow... The shit is really hitting the fan... A scorching letter to the DOJ from an 85 year-old senile Senator.  Look for Beauregard Sessions to send out a sternly-worded memo to all of the FBI agents asking them to refrain from using potty mouth words in their text messages.  I bet the Swamp is shaking in its boots. 

yaright Dec 14, 2017 10:21 AM Permalink

Rod Rosenstein bought and paid for, his hands are dirty.   I have said it before but fuck what if she had won? Jesus I need a DRINK after that thought.  If they manage to take Trump down we need to have a “insurance policy”  I don’t think they understand the “deplorables” are the fucking back bone of this country. 

shankster Dec 14, 2017 10:10 AM Permalink

They put on a big show in those hearings but they do absolutely nothing...nothing. They would never do anything to another one of their golf and drinking buddies. Real Americans are getting hosed and have been for the last 75 years.

MuffDiver69 Dec 14, 2017 10:05 AM Permalink

I love the mantra the FBI is full of conservatives. That is complete and utter bullshit. I doubt even one was hired under Obama and they were very thorough in politically corrupting every single thing down to the weather..If anything this crap is exposed..