Since the revelation that members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team were part of the plot against the candidate Trump, via newly released text messages between agents Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has fired off a scathing letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, with requests for specific documentation, including a request for "all records relating to Andrew McCabe’s communications with Peter Stzrok or Lisa Page between August 7, 2016 and August 23, 2016."
This is extremely significant, since those dates include the time-frame between the two text messages ANP highlighted in our previous article, where on August 6, 2016 Ms. Page told Mr. Strzok "Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace, [Trump]" to which Strzok replied "I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps," and the August 15, 2016 message from Strzok to Page stating "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] 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."
The significance of Grassley asking for those specific records, along with the question and request immediately proceeding it, "Are there any other records relating to the conversation in Andrew McCabe’s office shortly before the text described above on August 15, 2016? If so please produce them to the Committee," tells us that Grassley is just as concerned as we were about how involved Andrew McCabe was with the other agents plots. This is further proven by Grassley's statements before his six specific requests of records and information, where he states the following:
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.
McCabe served as the acting director of the FBI until August 2, 2017 when McCabe returned to the position of Deputy Director. McCabe also postponed his appearance in front of Congress on Tuesday, rescheduling it for sometime next week.
At the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Rosenstein was grilled on Wednesday, Representative Trey Gowdy highlighted the numerous "conflicts of interest" within Meuller's team which was meant to investigate any Russian collusion, where he also reveals another concerning text between Page and Strzok, one the mainstream media failed to report on, where Srzok did not only constantly insult President Trump, but said you could "smell" Trump supporters "at a Walmart in Virginia." (Gowdy references that email at approximately the 4:05 minute mark in the video below)
On Wednesday when these texts became publicly available we mentioned that the media was focusing a great deal on the agents referring to the then-candidate Trump as an "idiot" and "loathsome," while doing their best to distract from the plotting implied in the texts and the "insurance policy," but it seems that not only did these FBI's agents, that later became part of Mueller's team, hold Trump in contempt, while supporting Hillary Clinton, but held the American voters in the same contempt.
Today we see a number of reports that are finally understanding the implications of that so-called insurance policy and wonder what Strzok, who has been heavily involved in not only clearing Hillary Clinton in the FBI investigation into her server and email scandals, but played a key role in the initial Russia collusion investigations, meant by his comments and what he did to assure there was an "insurance policy" in case Donald Trump won the election.
The Hill reports that even before talk of the "insurance policy," 63 percent of voters "believe that the FBI has been resisting providing information to Congress on the Clinton and Trump investigations and that 54 percent believe "special counsel Robert Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from doing an unbiased job."
More from The Hill in an article titled "Mueller, FBI face crisis in public confidence":
After this poll was conducted, we learned that rogue agent Peter Strzok and his paramour, Lisa Page, both high-ranking members of the Mueller task force, discussed during the campaign how, in case Trump won, that they were developing, along with deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, what Strzok called an “insurance policy.” I can’t even imagine how badly these new facts will poll next month.
Our polling in November showed that 61 percent say the funding of the salacious GPS Fusion document should be investigated. Fifty-eight percent say that if Hillary Clinton and the Democrats funded the work, it could not be used by law enforcement. While this seems obvious to the public, Congress has not been able to get the answer to the question of just how this dossier was used and whether the FBI then paid some of the cost to legitimize it. Even greater numbers — 65 percent — said there needs to be an investigation of the Uranium One deal that netted the Clinton Foundation $140 million in foreign-based contributions that went undisclosed.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board headlines with "The FBI’s Trump ‘Insurance’, stating "More troubling evidence of election meddling at the bureau."
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's interpretation is just one, another way to read that is that perhaps Strzok messaged his wife using the wrong phone and his girlfriend was helping him come up with an excuse as to why he had another number.
THEY PLOTTED BEFORE THE ELECTION, WHAT DID THEY SAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WON?
While FBI director Christopher Wray and his Deputy Rod Rosenstein both continue to stonewall Congress from getting answers by claiming they were waiting for the conclusion of the DOJ Inspector General's report, the fact is the Inspector General's office only uncovered these texts because they are investigating DOJ and FBI actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. They notified Mueller of what was was revealed, then Mueller removed Strzok from his team.
The following day, Horowitz's office requested additional messages between Strzok and Page between December 2016 and July 28. Those messages were received on Aug. 10.
Those messages have not been released to the public. From the messages already released from before the actual presidential election, we already see at least three members of the FBI actively engaged in a discussion where they were plotting and ensuring some type of insurance policy against a Trump presidency, so the question now would be what was said after Donald Trump won the election? Why haven't they released any of those conversations?
BOTTOM LINE - THERE IS A MAJOR SHAKE UP COMING
When President Trump took office many of his supporters wanted an instant house cleaning, and we did see a number of actions occur immediately such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cleaning up the "7th floor" known to be the hub of the deep state members in the State Department, but as many explained at the time, with many positions requiring Senate confirmation, it was literally impossible, and would be irresponsible, to fire everyone and leave no one to actually do the job of protecting America.
I believe we are witnessing the result of many months of "weeding" the deep state members out from those that are honestly trying to do their jobs, and this is just a preface, a step by step process to document the wrong-doings of many that were inserted into high positions of power by Barack Obama during his eight years.
One by one over the course of the past few weeks we have see the public outing of people like Mueller's deputy, Andrew Weissmann, recently exposed for sending a fawning letter to former acting AG Sally Yates after refusing to defend President Trump's immigration EO. As part of his role in the Mueller investigation he had to take a leave of absence from his position as chief of the criminal fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Another DOJ employee, Bruce Ohr, was demoted last week for concealing his meetings with Fusion GPS, who created the Kremlin sourced, unverified Trump dossier. Ohr's wife was hired by Fusion GPS to investigate Donald Trump when he was a candidate, and the dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC.
Readers can see the myriad of connections and people associated with Mueller's team that have been outed lately in Wednesday's ANP article , but the main point here is that it not just a matter of "investigate the investigators" before allowing Team Mueller to continue. It isn't just about the Mueller team, because each of these people are part of the intelligence community, DOJ workers, FBI members in key positions, etc...
This is about exposing the deep state operatives within the U.S. intelligence community, so that when the major shake up occurs and a mass house cleaning happens next year, there is enough information documented publicly to justify removing each and every one of these people from a position of power within the U.S. government.
In the segment below, Trey Gowdy weighs in on the issues, not just the Mueller investigation and what the recent revelations mean for that investigation, but to the underlying issue of the conduct of the FBI agents themselves in their position within the intelligence community, not their positions (or in some cases former positions) on the Mueller team.