The FBI “lost” presumably thousands of text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok and girlfriend/legal assistant to Andrew McCabe Lisa Page –- from a key stretch of time in the Russia investigation –- but right now they must both be wishing even more had been “unretrievable.” As hundreds of other texts slowly see the light of day, they confirm what we were already learning about outrageous bias within the FBI. And now, one particular text from Strzok jumps out to suggest we were right to suspect there was nothing to the charge that Trump had collaborated with Russia to win the Presidency.
As much as President Trump tweets, it's these two "professionals" who need their phones taken away; they're seriously addicted to texting. One has to wonder how they got any official work done. On the bright side, we have plenty of texting to provide context for the remark in question; it’s obvious this is from the time Strzok was asked to join Mueller’s special counsel investigation. (Stunningly, this very pro-Hillary government agent had been the lead FBI investigator in charge of both the Hillary email “matter” and the charges of Russian collusion leveled at Trump.)
Incidentally, just the fact that Mueller asked this guy to join his team is an eyebrow-raiser. Did Mueller not know how virulently anti-Trump he was, and how having someone like that on his team might compromise his investigation? If a second special counsel is ever appointed to look into the Justice Department’s handling of these cases, let’s hope they get to the bottom of some stunningly bad hiring decisions.
Anyway, here’s the text from Strzok to Page: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.”
There’s a big “there there” in this text. Strzok is apparently acknowledging that both he and Lisa Page know the investigation almost certainly isn’t going to find anything. Importantly, the Mueller investigation had started just two days before he sent this; he was mulling over whether or not to get on board. The day Mueller was appointed marks the end of the months-long period for which Strzok/Page texts are conveeeeeeeeeeniently missing.
Page didn't see what she could contribute, but Strzok was still torn, as he texted that this was “a case that will be in the history books.” And after working on the Clinton email case: “...I personally have a sense of unfinished business.”I unleashed it with (the Hillary case). Now I need to fix it and finish it.”
Take a look at the whole series of texts. Seems to me that by the time he joined Mueller’s team, he’d already “fixed” enough.