According to newly released text messages between high level FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, we are learning more about the outright corruption with the FBI, not only in relation to setting up President Trump with a hoax investigation into Russia collusion which they previously referred to as an "insurance policy," but we now learn they were scared of political retaliation from Hillary Clinton if she were to win the presidential election if they were to "loaded for bear" in interviewing her in the investigation of classified information on her private email server.
Newly released texts show discussions about leaking information to the press, and that while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton regarding her private email server and using it to communicate classified information, breaking the law in the process, the two high level employees were also transmitting "federal records pertaining to the Clinton investigation on private, non-government services." That separate issue is addressed in a hard hitting letter and request for answers and documentation by Senate Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley, to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Newly released texts and Grassley's letter are embedded a little further down in the article.
The memo and abuses have been compared to Russia's KGB practices, "Jaw-Dropping," "explosive," and a number of other descriptors, while Democrats in a blind panic have been hitting the news circuit to try to blunt the impact because House Republicans plan to release this information to the general public. The DOJ and FBI are demanding to see the memo before it is released, the House Intelligence Republicans are refusing, which considering the amount of leaks within the FBI and DOJ, and that they obtained all information contained within the memo from those two agencies, seems logical.
Then we learned the FBI conveniently "lost" five months worth of texts messages between the two FBI employees, and within the week the DOJ's Office of Inspector General had recovered the majority of them and was in the process of recovering the rest.
Last but not least in the information ANP has already covered, Peter Strzok was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after the OIG informed him of the extreme anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton biases revealed in the previously release text messages between Strzok and Page, but both high level FBI employees had worked on both the Hillary Clinton investigation and the Russia probe before being assigned to Mueller's team.
In other words, the FBI and the DOJ have a huge mess on their hands since these two obviously biased employees played key roles the two massively high profile investigations.
THINGS JUST GOT WORSE
NEW texts between the two have now been published and what we thought was a big mess to begin, has become exponentially messier, as evidenced by the content of not only Grassley's letter to Wray, but contained within the publicly available texts themselves.
Grassley's letter to Wray is embedded below and under that are the actual redacted documentation showing the texts themselves (first one is two pages of texts, the next is seven pages), and beneath those are some highlights that we noted while going through the documentation.
Grassley's letter addresses the political considerations discussed between Strzok and Page regarding the Clinton investigation, as well as the discussion about assigning a special prosecutor to the Clinton investigation, an idea that obviously never happened, and the fact that the two discussed the determination that Andrew McCabe should have recused himself from the investigation due to "perception."
Grassley also specifically highlights that Strzok and Page were not only communicating on their government devices, as he wonders in the letter "whether their own similar conduct was a factor in not focusing on and developing evidence of similar violations by Secretary Clinton and her aides." In other words if they were violating the same protocols that Clinton was being accused of violating, they would be less likely to highlight her misdeeds because they were just as guilty of the same.
The rest of Grassley's letter specifies documentation he expects the DOJ/FBI to provide to congress as they investigate these issues as part of their job of oversight.
Note on page five of the embed directly above they are talking about "Devlin," and as Conservative Treehouse points on that was a reference to them communicating with Devlin Barrett, to which there seems to have been a number of leaks given to Barrett from the two FBI employees, to which CT does an outstanding job in documenting, showing communications between Strzok/Page and Barrett was a longstanding practice.
The point is Barrett has quite a few "scoops" in where he cited "FBI sources," and we now know that Strzok/Page, who have already shown extreme bias against President Trump and in favor of Hillary Clinton, were those sources feeding him FBI propaganda to which he "reported."
Also it is curious that on page 5 of the embed directly above, Lisa Page texted on October 28, 2016 "Christ. It's there led[sic] on freaking MARKETPLACE." A look at what the website MarketPlace was talking about on that date, shows "the FBI reopening it's investigation into the Clinton emails," and she states a couple texts down, "Our statement affected the stock market."
Which explains Devlin Barrett's response on that same day to MSNBC, Newsweek contributor Naveed Jamali's statement " Here's what I believe: account on device had email account already reviewed. In spite of that, FBI has decided to re-review. Not new emails," where Barrett responded "This is a possibility, per sources."
With every new revelation about Strzok and Page it is clear that every investigation that in any way involved Hillary Clinton, President Trump or anybody associated with either of them, that these two high level employees took part in, must be reopened and re-investigated because their bias obviously tainted everything they touched or were involved in.