The Department of Justice is set to make six months worth of mysteriously missing (then found) texts between two anti-Trump FBI employees available Tuesday night or Wednesday, according to Journalist Sara Carter.
The missing texts, exchanged by senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – who were both working at the highest levels on the Clinton email “matter” and the Trump-Russia probe, span a period ending May 17, 2017 – the day Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel and took over the FBI investigation.
BREAKING: DOJ will make the 6 months of missing texts that were eventually located by IG between Strzok and Page available to Congress sometime tonight or tomorrow, according to sources…developing
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) 24 April 2018
We’ll also see what Strzok and Page were texting to each other a month after the 2016 election, when the two anti-Trump / pro-Hillary FBI employees would still likely be fuming from Hillary’s loss. Perhaps the texts will even shed light on the August, 2016 comment from Strzok to Page about an “insurance policy” – which has been widely interpreted to mean that the FBI had a contingency plan in place to smear Trump using the Russia investigation in case he won. The texts were later explained by the WSJ – citing “individuals familiar with the matter,” to mean that Strzok simply thought the FBI needed to pursue the Russia claims more vigorously.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted to Page – with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe – adding “It’s like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” – Peter Strzok to Lisa Page
This text is all the more controversial when you consider another exchange in which Peter Strzok says “I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer,” and “I CAN’T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!”
Page responds “I don’t know, But we’ll get it back. …”
“Trump is a ******* idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer.” FBI agent Peter Strzok sent text messages to a senior FBI lawyer that were critical of then candidate-Trump. These texts resulted in Strzok's dismissal by Robert Mueller https://t.co/MSDzgQhxvr
— CBS News (@CBSNews) 13 December 2017