Everything we have witnessed over the last year, from the leaks to the press by the intelligence community, to the revelations that members of the FBI and DOJ were actively setting up an "insurance policy" before the presidential election in the event that Donald Trump won, was predicted by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, when he told Rachel Maddow "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," in reference to Trump, when he was President-elect, criticizing the intelligence community.
Strzok was also Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server, worked under former FBI director James Comey, and took part in the revisions of the wording for Comey's statement recommending that Clinton not be prosecuted, with now publicly known edits showing the term "grossly negligent" was changed to "extremely careless," in order to rig the outcome of the FBI investigation, in an apparent attempt to help get Clinton elected.
OIG INVESTIGATION IS ALREADY CLEANING OUT THE DEEP STATE
Now that we are caught up, some recent reports show that Strzok and Page weren't just attempting to plot a Clinton win and Trump loss, while taking out insurance in case Trump won, by actively pre-planning the Russia probe, with the help of Comey, who admitted in front of Congress he deliberately arranged to have information leaked to the press in order to kick-start a special counsel investigation, in which he was successful at accomplishing.
Recent reports indicate that Strzok and Page were also actively leaking information to the press, as more texts have been revealed by John Solomon over at The Hill:
In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.
“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”
Another example where the language makes it clear that the agents were actively talking to the press.
“Sorry, Rybicki called. Time line article in the post (sic) is super specific and not good. Doesn’t make sense because I didn’t have specific information to give.”
A few days earlier Strzok texted Page about another new article, suggesting it was anti-FBI. “Yep, the whole tone is anti-Bu. Just a tiny bit from us,” he wrote.
Page texted she had seen the article. “Makes me feel WAY less bad about throwing him under the bus to the forthcoming CF article,” she texted. Congressional investigators are still trying to determine what the “CF article” reference means and who the agents thought they were trying to throw “under the bus.”
It is important to remember that the DOJ has 27 ongoing criminal leak investigations going, and that the Office of Inspector General, who has been investigating the behavior of the FBI and DOJ in advance of the 2016 elections, since January 2017, is expected to release over a million documents to Congress by mid-January 2018. In fact, it was the Inspector General's investigation that has revealed the anti-Trump bias, the text messages between Strzok and Page, the fact that Andrew Weissmann, a DOJ employee that is now Mueller's deputy also has an extreme anti-Trump bias, and that associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr had not disclosed the fact that he had meetings with Fusion GPS, the company that produced the unverified and largely discredited Kremlin sourced Trump dossier. Ohr's wife Nellie, also was being paid by Fusion GPS.
Ohr was demoted from his position as associate deputy attorney general, and as of reports from Tuesday January 9th, 2018, he is no longer leading the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force either.
At the time of his demotion, DOJ officials told Fox News that Bruce Ohr had been "wearing two hats," and would fall back to his other title and portfolio – as head of OCDETF.
Now, Ohr has been stripped of that role as well; former deputy director Thomas Padden is now acting director. It is unclear where Ohr has landed, only that he is still an employee with the Department of Justice.
All this from the OIG investigation, one that hasn't even concluded, and before the 1.2 million documents have been released to Congress.
DEEP STATE WAS PROTECTED FROM THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.... NOT ANYMORE
From information revealed over the past couple of months, along with the fact that under Obama we saw massive politicization of intelligence and other government agencies, such as the IRS targeting conservatives, Obama and Holders neutering of the DOJ's Office of Inspector General to prevent oversight of said intelligence agenciessince 2011, it is safe to say that we are witnessing the exposure of many deep state members, proven by the amount of transfers, reassignments, planned retirements and terminations, and scandals within the FBI and the DOJ, as more and more of the OIG investigation findings are reported.
From the texts already seen, as well as the information on Weissmann, Ohr, his wife, Strzok, Page, McCabe and others, there was an active "group" of people within the FBI and the DOJ, leaking information, changing Comey's statements to prevent any criminal action from being taken against Hillary Clinton, while at the same time preparing their "insurance policy" against Trump if he were to be elected, meaning the whole Russia circus the media and liberals hyperventilated about for the better part of President Trump's first year.
When the deep state plan failed to find any "Russian collusion," then then moved to Plan B, "obstruction." Schumer told the world exactly what the deep state was planning...... remember, "they have six ways to Sunday at getting back at you."
What the deep state didn't count on was a Trump win, and that the DOJ's Inspector General would get his power of oversight back with the passage of the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, which became law when a lame duck Obama was forced to sign it on December 16, 2016.
Once the Inspector General's January 2017 investigation began, they knew their days were numbered, so they rushed to do as much damage to President Trump as they could before the dam broke.
Many intelligence officials testifying before Congress continue to assert that they are all waiting for the highly anticipated OIG report before taking action, and in the short clip below, we see why. At approximately 1:17 minute mark, Representative Darrell Issa asks Wray about the OIG review into whether there were improprieties in how the Clinton investigation was handled by the FBI, where Wray makes it clear that while the Inspector General is not second-guessing prosecutorial decisions, he is in fact looking at "whether improper political considerations factored into the decision-making [Re: to not recommend prosecution of Clinton]." Wray continues "If he were to conclude that that's what happened, then I think at that point, we're in a situation we have to access what else might need to be done to 'unring that bell'."
The corrupt portion of the intelligence community, those that abuse their power to attempt to influence investigations, whether the Clinton investigation or the Russia probe, had planned to take down President Trump and as Schumer said, they had "six ways to Sunday" to do so, but the tide has turned as we have watched one after another fall under the tidal wave of information the Inspector General has already compiled, the latest of which was Ohr, and once the documents are released to Congress, more knowledge should become public. More importantly once his official report is released, we should start seeing the appropriate agencies start leveling actual criminal charges and prosecuting those exposed by the IG.
Many have been frustrated by the slowness of seeing charges filed against leakers, corrupt intelligence community members, and others, but as the years-long battle the Inspector General waged against the Obama administration and ultimately won, shows, the man doesn't quit and he lines all his ducks up in a row so that his evidence is indisputable.