FoxNews.com reports that
A top Republican congressman and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok’s lawyer traded scathing, no-holds-barred accusations of deliberate dishonesty on Tuesday, one day after newly unearthed text messages showed Strzok discussing a “media leak strategy” with the Justice Department in April 2017.
The texts were first outlined in a letter sent by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday. In one of the messages, dated April 10, Strzok tells former FBI attorney Lisa Page, “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
In a revised letter sent Tuesday, Meadows, who serves on the House Oversight Committee, writes that on April 22, Strzok texted that “article is out! Well done, Page.” It is unclear what article Strzok was referring to, or whether it was about the Russia case. In Meadows’ original letter, however, he claimed that exchange occurred on April 12 — one day after The Washington Post published a story titled, “FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page.”
Meadows’ revised letter also includes a comment from Strzok to Page on April 12, in which Strzok suggests an article about Page’s “namesake” would soon come out. That was an apparent reference to Page, the former Trump adviser whom the FBI surveilled for months after obtaining a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court. During April 2017, there was widespread reporting about Page, his Russia contacts, the FBI’s interest in those contacts and the surveillance warrant that is supposed to remain secret.
According to Strzok’s lawyer, Meadows wildly misinterpreted those texts when he told Rosenstein that they “should lead a reasonable person to question whether there was a sincere desire to investigate wrongdoing or to place derogatory information in the media to justify a continued probe.”
“The term ‘media leak strategy’ in Mr. Strzok’s text refers to a Department-wide initiative to detect and stop leaks to the media,” Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said earlier Tuesday. “The president and his enablers are once again peddling unfounded conspiracy theories to mislead the American people.”
But Meadows made it clear Tuesday he was not buying that explanation.
“If Peter Strzok and his attorney expect people to believe Mr. Strzok didn’t make contact with various news outlets during his time at the FBI, after all the documents and evidence we’ve seen, they are trying to sell a work of fiction,” Meadows said. “The American people aren’t buying his misdirection. Furthermore, if in fact Mr. Strzok did lead an effort to ‘control leaks,’ as his attorney suggests, it’s worth mentioning that such an alleged effort was clearly a failure. It should raise questions whether there was a serious effort at all.”
Strzok, who was a leading investigator in both the Hillary Clinton and Russia probes, was fired in August after the DOJ inspector general excoriated him for a slew of anti-Trump text messages he’d sent on his FBI-issued phone, including one in which he said “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president.
Carter Page has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Heavily redacted documents have since shown that a dossier written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign played a role in obtaining the FISA warrant to surveil him beginning in October 2016.
Documents also have shown that the FBI inaccurately reassured the FISA court on several instances that a Yahoo News article provided independent basis to surveil Page, when it also relied on Steele as its source.
In his original and revised letters, Meadows noted that The Post’s reporting improperly set off “a flurry of articles suggesting connections between President Trump and Russia.”
At this point, if anyone believes a single work that comes out of the mouth of Peter Strzok or his lawyer, then they should come and see me. I have signed copies of the new book “How to Be a Socialist on $150,000,000” by Jim Carrey to sell them.
Of course, they were leaking to the media.
As I have chronicled, the Deep State Operation to take down Donald J. Trump began when he started campaigning for the Presidency. Why the heck would those responsible end it after he won the election and became the 45th President of the United States of America?
There is so much obvious stuff that we have found out about this operation, including things which seems odd on their own until you put 2 + 2 together.
For example, why did Barack Hussein Obama move into a house with his Girl Friday, Valerie Jarrett, just scant blocks from the White House, instead of leaving town like every other President has in the past?
Why did Special Counsel Robert Mueller hire 17 Democratic Donors as his Special Investigators?
Why has Mueller gone silent and Obama reappeared into the national spotlight with the Midterm Elections just a couple of months away?
Why have Robert Woodward and the New York Times published a book and an op ed using stories from “unnamed sources” as to how awful the Trump White House is right before the Midterms?
In my humble opinion, Congressman Meadows is exactly right.
Average Americans remain extremely skeptical concerning the actions taken against Trump by the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Americans between the coasts have always believed that Mueller and his “17 Angry Democrats” are nothing but a political lynch mob, tools of the Democratic Party.
And speaking of….Democrats ( you thought I was going to say “tools” didn’t you?) Former President Barack Hussein Obama was not well received at all by average Americans with his ego-driven diatribe against President Trump and the Economic Recovery which America is experiencing.
In summary, what I trying to say is what a lot of us have been thinking and saying for well over a year and a half:
The Democrats, in conjunction with Career Washington Bureaucrats working in various aspects of government, including the DOJ and the FBI, have been performing surveillance and working against Donald J. Trump, both when he was a candidate and throughout his Presidency. And, they were following orders from President Obama in order to secure the Presidency for Hillary Clinton.
As Obama’s Former Pastor, Reverend wright would say,
This whole Deep State Operation’s Chickeeens are coming home…to roost.
It’s time for President Trump to get the plunger and to drain this part of the Swamp.
Until He Comes,