FBI Agent Fired by Robert Mueller REALLY Disliked Donald Trump

Text messages between agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page have been turned over to Congress by the DOJ.

Those text messages exchanged between an FBI agent, ousted from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigatory team, and what is believed to be his girlfriend have been turned over to Congress by the Department of Justice, and some of those 375 messages are now being revealed to the public.

The troublesome nature of the messages reveal two agents with a distinct dislike for Donald Trump, who was, at the time of the exchanges, running for the presidency. They turned up during a DOJ inspector general investigation.

Upon learning of the texts back in July, Mueller immediately bounced the agent, Peter Strzok, from the team and sent him to a human resources position.

The other agent, Lisa Page, had already ended her time with Mueller’s office.

Politico obtained copies of the texts and they range from the mundane to blatant partisan spew.

“I just saw my first Bernie Sanders bumper sticker. Made me want to key the car," Page wrote in an August 2015 exchange.

“He’s an idiot like Trump. Figure they cancel each other out,” Strzok replied.

These were personal texts, and if anyone was reading them without knowing who the players behind them were, it would seem like the same back and forth that was seen on random social media accounts throughout the election.

The fact that these are FBI agents has some Republicans clamoring for a second special counsel, specifically for investigating Mueller’s investigation, if that makes sense.

Responding to a Washington Post story about Trump saying it hadn’t been proven that Russian President Vladimir Putin had killed anyone, Page wrote: "What an utter idiot."

In a March 2016 message, Page exclaimed: "God trump is a loathsome human....omg he's an idiot."

"He's awful," replied Strzok.

To be fair, I’ve said much the same thing. I mean, I’m not an FBI agent or part of any special investigation, but the idea that there are individuals out there who found candidate Trump to be unacceptable is not an unusual thing.

But then there was the Hillary cheerleading.

"God Hillary should win 100,000,000 - 0," Strzok wrote in March 2016, calling himself a "conservative Dem."

"Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man can not be president," Page said later in the exchange.

We all did. We can no longer claim to be a moral nation. At least, a large portion of our nation see no value in clinging to the virtuous aspirations of our forefathers.

Speaking of morals, the relationship between Strzok and Page is said to be an extramarital situation, which would mean neither were in a position to claim any sort of moral high ground.

And while Page was worried about Bern victims (or as she called them, “Sandernistas”) ruining Hillary Clinton’s chances, Strzok was more concerned with WikiLeaks and Russian involvement.

“I’m not worried about them. I’m worried about the anarchist Assanges who will take fed information and disclose it to disrupt,” Strzok replied, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who published emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

And I don’t know what he thought WikiLeaks might reveal that they hadn’t already revealed, but then, this was back in July 2016.

They also didn’t seem to believe Trump would prevail.

That one was a shock to many people, on both sides of the aisle.

Shortly after the election, Page suggested Trump might be brought down by scandal.

“Bought all the president’s men,” she wrote. “Figure I needed to brush up on Watergate.”

And their casual text talk wasn’t reserved strictly to Trump.

They had a few shots for other elected officials, as well.

Page speculated on Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s sexuality, saying he was “long suspected of being gay.”

The agents also don’t seem to have been fans of Attorney General Eric Holder.

“Oh God, Holder! Turn it off turn it off turn it off!!!!” Strzok wrote when Holder appeared at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.

“Yeah, I saw him yesterday and booed at the TV,” Page replied.

I share their revulsion.

Since Strzok and Page were said to be having an affair, some of what was sent to Congress was redacted, in order to protect the names of innocent third parties, but what they may have shared regarding their political opinions is the main focus – not the affair.

Should any of this bring Mueller’s entire investigation into question?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee earlier Wednesday doesn’t think so. He told the committee he sees no reason to fire Mueller.

Other lawmakers have given Mueller similar votes of confidence.

As it is, FBI agents are not restricted from having political opinions, or from expressing them. This, however, has raised some eyebrows, as Republicans are reeling from the scandal, and leery of the potential problems with having partisan players as part of the team.

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CoachTD
CoachTD

The entire investigation presents at the very minimum, the appearance of bias, impropriety and conflict of interest. I thought the basic charge was to discover whether Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election, how, where, and to what degree? And whether the Trump campaign and the candidate himself had participated, encouraged or collide with Russia in any such interference?. The answer to question 1 is yes but there was no tampering with the voting process itself. The answer to question 2 appears to POSSIBLY be a qualified and inconsequential yes. Flynn has apparently plead guilty to violating the Logan Act. Something that’s never been prosecuted and his guilt depends on the timeframe when contact was established. He appears to be plea bargaining in order to save his son on some different charges. Manafort has other dirt on his hands - tax evasion/money laundering type stuff which seems to be completely beyond and outside of the special counsel’s original charge.

But we keep digging because somehow, someway, this President must be broken, destroyed and taken down. Everyone knows there’s something in everyone’s background that they are guilty of. Mueller or Mr. Integrity to you all, just has to find it and everyone is powerless to stop him from digging all the way to China (Moscow?) if necessary to discover it.

And everyone pursing this noble cause is lilli white and pure as the driven snow in terms of their political bias, agendas and opinions. Totally laughable if it wasn’t actually happening before our eyes.

Susan_Wright
Susan_Wright

Editor

Because one agent made private texts that were not flattering to the president, that doesnt mean the entire investigation is corrupted. That man was removed in July, the moment Mueller found out, precisely BECAUSE Mueller wants the investigation to be on the up-and-up. It is not a witch hunt. I dont care about those 'legal minds.' Might they not have their own biases? Let's check their text messages.

Wayne_Peterkin
Wayne_Peterkin

Investigations like this MUST be impartial and unbiased. If they are not they have no credibility or integrity whatsoever. This Mueller investigation is completely tainted by members of the investigating team being clearly partial and biased. For those we now know about, how many more on that team do we not know about? Mueller himself being a mentor, colleague and personal friend of the fired FBI Director Comey had a clear conflict of interest and legally should never have accepted the appointment as SP and should have insured that the team he assembled was above reproach which they obviously were not. My opinion expressed here has been echoed by some solid legal minds and are not mine alone. The investigative team has sacrificed any and all credibility they might have had. It is disgraceful and as a result is a partisan witch-hunt. Sad, but true.

Susan_Wright
Susan_Wright

Editor

I agree with you, John. Mueller did what he was supposed to do, in order to protect the integrity of the investigation. Dont expect that to stop those with an agenda, however. And Mark, I do agree the texts looked bad, but it's weird that people think that taking a job with the FBI means people cease to be people and are strictly 'agents.' These were not official communications, but personal conversations with a girlfriend. Mueller acted quickly on this and did the best thing. He fired the guy. She was already gone by the time the texts were discovered.

MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

The texts are pretty damning. Someone who is like Strzok couldn't sit on any jury if the lawyers or the judge found out about this. The same principles of conflict applies here, also. Someone seeking justice doesn't use people, like Strzok as one of his investigators or lawyers. Strzok went too far in his dislike and some of his texts made it look like he thought he was Superman, or God. This is dangerous. The system probably only "Worked" by his removal because he was about to get exposed.