(National Sentinel) Unprofessional: Newly revealed text messages sent by FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok show even more bias against President Donald J. Trump than previously reported.
As noted by The Hill‘s John Solomon, Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the two shared a National Public Radio article on the opening of Trump’s new hotel in Washington and could “barely contain their disdain,” the report noted.
“That’s one place I hope I never stay in,” Page wrote.
Strzok replied. “Agreed. I hope it fails horribly.”
After one of the presidential debates, Strzok also had an observation about then-Fox anchor and current NBC anchor Megyn Kelly. “Vaguely satisfying to see Megyn Kelly (who had Botox and looks HORRIBLE) utterly going after Trump,” he texted, as Solomon reported.
In addition, the new texts and other information that has been turned over to Congress has sparked an additional probe into whether Strzok and Page illegally leaked classified information to several media outlets.
GOP-led committees in the House and Senate are poring over messages that appear to indicate Strzok and Page had advance knowledge of a Wall Street Journal report close to election day and plotted how they would feign stumbling upon it so they could share it with colleagues.
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
The messages, reviewed by The Hill, also reveal how the two allegedly plotted how to make it appear as though they innocently stumbled upon the article, such as in a Google News alert.
“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, noting further he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”
Strzok had a key role early on in the Russia meddling probe and was a part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team until last summer, when initial anti-Trump texts between him and Page were discovered.
But now Congress wants to know whether the pair is responsible for a series of damaging leaks against Trump and his administration.
“The Hill reviewed nearly three dozen texts in which the two agents discussed articles, tried to track down information about a specific New York Times reporter or opined about leaked information in stories that they fretted were ‘super specific,'” the news site noted.
Republican investigators say the messages suggest that the pair had media contacts but they don’t necessarily prove they leaked information.
Also, Solomon reported:
Separately, the House Intelligence Committee says it has obtained information that Mueller’s current deputy in the Russia probe, respected Justice Department financial fraud prosecutor Andrew Weissman, had contact with the news media last April, shortly before Mueller was named special prosecutor, according to a letter the committee has sent the department.
In a deal with current FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Justice officials have promised to provide the Intelligence Committee with information on the Weismann contacts later this week.
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