The good thing about having a special counsel investigation is that it’s supposed to be objective. In theory, anyway.
After making numerous requests, Congressional committees have finally been given access to hundreds of inappropriate text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, members of Robert Mueller’s special counsel who were also involved in an extramarital relationship. The messages date back to 2015, a time when both were serving at the FBI; reportedly, Page served as assistant to (brace yourself) Andrew McCabe, whose wife’s losing state senate campaign received unbelievably huge campaign donations through longtime Clinton crony and bag-man, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The candid remarks of Strzok and Page make it clear they supported Hillary Clinton for President and thought of then-candidate Donald Trump as a “loathsome human.”
The content of the messages is yet another story to be filed under “Unsurprising News Of 2017.”
Robert Mueller was informed of the texts way back in July of this year, though we’ve only recently heard about them, and he immediately removed Strzok from his team (not sure about Page). But Strzok had already played a huge role in the investigation of Trump’s campaign and the look-see –- hard to call it much of an investigation –- into Hillary’s private email server, before James Comey inexplicably announced that “no reasonable prosecutor” would press charges on her numerous violations of law. Strzok interrogated Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin (who both lied and received immunity in exchange for nothing), as well as Michael Flynn before being dropped from the team. His fingerprints seem to be just about everywhere in the investigations into both Trump and Hillary.
This news doesn’t add much to what we already knew or suspected but, in its consistency, just serves to reinforce it.
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