"The White House Is Running This": Grassley Demands DOJ Unredact Mystery Strzok-Page Texts

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) fired off a letter to the Department of Justice Wednesday demanding unredacted versions of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former bureau attorney Lisa Page, including one exchange which took place after Strzok had returned from London as part of the recently launched "Operation Crossfire Hurricane" - referring to the White House "running" an unknown investigation.

After Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) fought tooth-and-nail for their release, the DOJ provided heavily redacted texts on May 1 and May 18. The visible portions of the texts, however, are troubling in light of recent developments - prompting Grassley's request for unredacted copies.  

“When viewing the still redacted portions in context with the unredacted material, it appeared that the redacted portions may contain relevant information relating to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the matter in which the Department of Justice and FBI handled the Clinton and Russia investigations.” -Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

In particular, Grassley notes: 

  • "As one example of redacted material, in a text message produced to the Committee, the price of Andrew McCabe’s $70,000 conference table was redacted."
  • "In another, an official’s name was redacted in reference to a text about the Obama White House ‘running’ an investigation, although it is unclear to which investigation they were referring"

What's notable about the message referring to the White House is that Strzok had returned from London to interview Australian ambassador Alexander Downer about a drunken conversation with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who - after reportedly being fed information - mentioned Russia having Hillary Clinton's emails. 

Strzok: And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote: “the White House is running this.” My answer, “well, maybe for you they are.” And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill [Priestap] there, I’ve got no control….

Page: Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.

Grassley requested that the DOJ turn over unredacted copies of the exchanges by June 6. 


Strzok and Page were kicked off of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe over the summer when the Justice Department's Inspector General, Michael Horowitz discovered over 50,000 texts between the two FBI employees - many of which showed clear bias for Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump. 

In a Monday meeting with President Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to instruct Horowitz to investigate how the FBI “conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.”

“Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” a White House statement said.

“It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff [John] Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”

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JimmyJones BankSurfyMan Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

No the redactions are necessary for National Security.  How could we not understand that Covering up a criminal action is necessary for National Security.  Thank you president Trump for exposing how much "National Security" claims are used and abused.  DOJ's credibility is absolutely shot.  "Andrew McCabe’s $70,000 conference table was redacted."  How much more do you need?

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Stan522 nmewn Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Obviously they are hiding increminating material.....and I believe Rosenstein is behind it all because eventually the evidence will prove his finger prints will be next to Comey's, Strzuk, McCabe's and the rest of them......

Just went to Costco to load up on the popcorn.....

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JimmyJones Stan522 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:31 Permalink

Not Possible, Rod Rosenstien says they aren't.  We must Trust them, just because.

“It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff [John] Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.” Isn't that meeting scheduled for today?

 

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Chupacabra-322 kralizec Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:03 Permalink

No one in the Criminal government is following the law as everyone can see, new horror stories everyday and every second of the day emerge.  The American government system is criminal, an organized crime syndicate of liars, thieves and murders. The lowest trailer park trash most people would try to avoid. That's the quality of the people working in the US government.

The Social Climate only reflects that Evil.  

 

Whatever Trust, Loyalty & Respect you thought the American People had for you has been completely Squandered.

 

And, you Sick, Twisted, Treasonous, Seditious, Murdering Fucks have absolutely NO ONE to Blame but yourselves.

 

The time to Eliminate & Defund these Criminal Treasonous Seditious Intelligence Agencies which have morphed into Crime Syndicate’s has arrived. 

 

FUCK THIS SHIT!!!

 

Until I see the Clintons rotting in jail along with the Bush family & the Obama's, Until I witness 3/4 of congress & the senate being purged & prosecuted, Until I witness the complete dismantle of the FED, Until I witness ALL military bases around the globe being closed & folks coming back home, Until I witness the MIC's budget cut down to 1/4 only for national protection, Until I witness the purge of all the CIA/FBI cartel, Until I witness manufacturing being restored in the Country, Until I witness the USA cutting all special interests & lobbying on behalf of Israel/Zionists & SA, Until I Witness the break of Wall Street & the Banks monopoly on the Economy & PM, Until I witness the full restoration of the rule of Law.........................  Until then, to me.  

 

It’s absolute, complete, open, in your Faces Tyrannical Lawlessness.

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DuneCreature JimmyJones Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:54 Permalink

Let's review - ... What's missing here?

George Webb from 01/01/2018 =

Everyone Gets A Piece Of Pie - Except 'We The People'

[Note on above - Poor George Webb, on the Mossad payroll (admitted) gets jammed with Operation TALIPOT about 40:00 minutes in and has to duck, grimace and swallow hard. ........ Damn!, his handler told him to avoid Operation TALIPOT like the black plague! ... Poor George. .. Hey, I like George and he's doing us a great public service anyway flipping over rocks and old rotten logs. ... LOL!. ... Go, Farmer Jones, go! .. Get him, piglet! ... Tree the raccoon! .. LOL!]

The USoA has been sold on the yard sale folding table. .. For pennies on the dollar of value. ..... Why so cheap? .. Because it is being 'Fenced', people. .. Because it is stolen goods and it is being sold really cheap so the hot goods will move quickly and quietly 'out-the-back-door' as the underworld saying goes.

Does this cheap USoA unit come with a ten-year warranty?

Fuck no, you sleepy idiots! (veteran and savvy ZHers excluded). ... That's hot goods they're payin' cold hard untraceable cash for.

It's sold AS IS! .... Might even still be people living there somewhere.

The buyers better get busy and mine the value out of your backyard because when you wake up from your nap and find them digging up what you thought you still owned you just might chase them off with your shotgun.

You still have your shotgun, right?

The thieves didn't steal that and fence it too did they?

The governor still let's you keep it at home too, correct?

Just checking.

The Israelis are stealing our hi-tech. .. Extorting our compromised baby blood drinking pedo Top Government Officials for it I should say.

The dirty work of street muggings, drug running and outright spying the Israelis job out to the Pakies and the Limeys

To flood our country with dirt cheap labor and immigrants from the Mideast that won't work at all the Israeli employ the Mexicans and the Canadians and use them as a pipeline. ... Kind of like employing a couple of shoplifters to run the cash register.

Who Is Minding The Store Today? - Just Go Ahead And Guess!

Then we have Uranium One. ... Geezer Peezer! .. It never stops!

I could go on but I making myself sick(er) so I'll quit for now and do something more productive like cruise a couple of yard sales for some 'steals' myself. ....... Look, I know I'm deranged, but now I'm deranged AND quezzed tummy sick too.

Live Hard, You Have To Make Every Penny Count These Days Because The Federal Reserve And Central Banksters Have Stolen All Of The Dollars And The Good Sense We Left Unguarded, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

 

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Chupacabra-322 DuneCreature Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:20 Permalink

@ Dune,

 

Their Fiat being a Satanic / Lucerferian System of Debt, Bondage, Enslavement & Control.

 

A Satanic System of Control over all Mankind which they intend to implement from their Lucerferian Hq in ZioNeoConFascist Isreal via The Yinon Plan & Operation Talpiot from their NWO Temple Mount. 

 

And, the Zionist Globalist want to wage this Depopulation WWIII from their NWO Lucerferian Temple Mount Hq.

 

Zionost Kabala Babylonian “Fake Jews” who manipulate through Lucerferian / Santanic Deception Gas Lit into your Psyche.  

 

In other words, the real “Anti-Semites. 

 

The Lucerferian / Santic Hq.’s is Isreal.

However, Satan does set up shop in the US through his Duel Israeli minions.  

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Chris2 DuneCreature Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:21 Permalink

You won't have to wait too long to find out how this big show ends.

Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto/Sun/Mercury pile up in Capricorn on January 13, 2020

The historic Saturn/Pluto conjunction is conjunct the South Nodes of both planets.

Note: Jupiter is conjunct the degree active when Trump bombed Syria.

Watch Saudi Arabia they are going to be right in the middle of this, the chart of the nation (1902) also impacted by a direct hit.

22º Capricorn: A hawk standing on a square black rock bathed in the rays of the rising sun.

23º Capricorn: A dog, holding a bird in his mouth, running across a field of daisies.

Obviously with Pluto now at 21º Capricorn moving in on the Saudi Sun they are under attack/reform. The story of Pluto is transform or die because a storm is coming.

21º Capricorn: The head of a goat with the solar disc between its horns.
 

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Phil Free JimmyJones Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:05 Permalink

Yes -- two big meetings today.

At high noon, Eastern:  Nunes & Gowdy are meeting with Rosenstein, Wray, Coats, & Kelly.

Then, at 2pm, Eastern, the Intelligence Oversight "Gang of Eight" meet, to discuss same:  Nunes, Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell, Schumer, Schiff, Burr, Warner, meet with Rosenstein, Wray, Coats, & Kelly.

It is expected that seven of the eight (everyone but Nunes) will align with Rosenstein and Wray, to protect the vast corruption, against the sunlight and oversight demands of Nunes, Kelly, and Coats (Director of National Intelligence).

Expectations are that Schiff (dumbocrat scum) will have leaked the contents of the meeting by 2:30pm via a bathroom break.

--- Now preparing my popcorn.

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nmewn Stan522 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:32 Permalink

Yeah.

They hide all kinds of misdeeds behind the veil of "in the interests of national security". 

Unredacted means unredacted and Congress has Constitutional oversight authority over these assholes while bureaicrats act as if they are separate and apart of the Constitution. 

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ATM 107cicero Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

Why do you think that the Euro bureaucrats are all screaming bloody murder over the US ending the Iran deal?

It's because they all have monopoly trade deals with the Iranian regime and will make a fortune. They run the EU like the Olympic committee runs awarding the quadrennial games. It's a fucking auction! And the UN does the same thing.

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