In a previously undisclosed text message, FBI agent Peter Strzok, a key player in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s original Russia probe, vowed that he and his agency would stop Donald Trump from becoming President.
The message was sent to his girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and is sure to generate fresh fodder for a White House that has consistently argued that the investigation into Trump’s team has been a ‘witch hunt’ from day one.
The new text is among several disclosures in a highly anticipated report by a Justice Department watchdog, set to be released sometime today.
In it, Page frantically discusses the possibility of Trump becoming President, while Strzok assures her it isn’t going to happen.
“(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote to Strzok, according to a Bloomberg report.
“No. No, he’s not,” Strzok replied. “We’ll stop it.”
“Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” IG report says.
It cites Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 14, 2018
Remarkably, Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that they still found no evidence that political bias “directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed,” though he added that “the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.”
Other previously disclosed text messages exchanged between the pair show Strzok and Page referring to then-candidate Trump as a “douche” and a “f***ing idiot.”
Strzok had also discussed an “insurance policy” to eliminate Trump from the presidency should he go on to win. (RELATED: Gowdy: Strzok’s Anti-Trump Text Messages Show Clear and ‘Unprecedented’ Bias).
Strzok had to be ‘reassigned’ from his role as a key investigator on the Special Counsel’s case involving alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign after the biased messages to his girlfriend had been discovered.
President Trump labeled the investigation a “pile of garbage.”
So, the Democrats make up a phony crime, Collusion with the Russians, pay a fortune to make the crime sound real, illegally leak (Comey) classified information so that a Special Councel will be appointed, and then Collude to make this pile of garbage take on life in Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018
Strzok also played a role in the Clinton email investigation in which he and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sat on a new batch of emails discovered on the laptop of the disgraced former congressman, Anthony Weiner, but failed to notify Congress of their existence for nearly a month. (RELATED: FBI Officials Discovered New Clinton Emails And Failed to Inform Congress for Weeks Before 2016 Election).