We knew already that FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, Lisa Page, were exchanging anti-Trump text messages last year while Strzok was working as a counterintelligence official on the Hillary Clinton email case, but now we’re beginning to learn what exactly these two were talking about, and it’s even worse than we were led to believe. This guy’s bias is undeniable and disturbing, especially when you remember that he not only worked for Robert Mueller’s investigative team but that he was THE GUY who signed off on this investigation in the first place.
This is a guy whose text messages prove he suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s bad enough when it’s your average Democrat or even that annoying dude at the office, but it’s unacceptable when you’re talking about a law enforcement agent shouldering partial responsibility for one of the most controversial investigations in Washington history.
Strzok was thrown off of Mueller’s team in August when the text messages came to light for the first time, and now it’s pretty clear why Mueller thought he had to make that choice. Having someone like Strzok on the team would have nullified any and all results of the investigation. And considering how much of this investigation was already behind us when Strzok was given his walking papers, we’re still not sure that isn’t the case.
Some of the choice examples of how these two talked about the ascendant Trump last year: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected,” Strzok wrote to Page in August 2016. “But I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.”
Oh really? And what the hell, exactly, is that supposed to mean?
We don’t know, unfortunately, because the text messages are infuriatingly free of context. It will not be until someone puts Strzok, Page, and the rest of the FBI leadership in front of a congressional committee that we learn what measures these corrupt agents were thinking of taking to avoid the “risk” of Trump becoming president.
Some more: In October 2016, Strzok told his mistress that Trump was a “f*cking idiot.”
In another, Page advised her boyfriend: “Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace.”
To which Strzok replied, “I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps.”
In August, when the whole Khizr Khan thing was heating up in the media, Page texted Strzok a link to a story about it. “Jesus, you should read this,” she wrote. “And Trump should go f himself.”
“God that’s a great article,” Strzok replied. “Thanks for sharing. And F TRUMP.”
We wouldn’t be shocked if Strzok was playing up his Trump hatred to get on his girlfriend’s good side throughout all of this, but we would be pretty surprised if these texts did not at least hint at his true feelings about the president. And that alone throws the Trump/Russia investigation’s integrity into serious doubt.