The top officials at the FBI thought they could get away with it.
They plotted against Trump in secret.
But Trump blew up their world when he accused these two agents of treason.
FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are at the heart of the FBI’s attempts to weaponize the fake news Russia collusion story to destroy Trump.
Strzok – who was a high ranking FBI counterintelligence agent – signed off on the initial Russia collusion investigation.
And text messages with Page revealed that they regarded the investigation as an “insurance policy” against Trump winning the election.
But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump dropped a bombshell saying he regards this scheme as treason.
“President Trump in an interview on Thursday called the senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official who texted his lover about an insurance policy in the case of Trump’s election “treasonous.”
“A man is tweeting to his lover that if [Democrat Hillary Clinton] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office,” Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
“This is the FBI we’re talking about—that is treason,” he added. “That is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.”
The official, Peter Strzok, had major roles in the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s initial investigation into Russian meddling and potential Trump campaign collusion, and had been assigned to the subsequent special counsel team until the text messages were discovered and he was removed.
The Justice Department inspector general, who is conducting an investigation into whether there was political bias in the FBI’s handling of the Clinton and Russia probes, discovered the text messages Strzok had sent to his lover, an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an extramarital affair.
The two last year during the 2016 presidential campaign season exchanged thousands of text messages that revealed they supported Clinton and detested Trump and had discussed an “insurance policy” in the case of his election.
Strzok texted to Page in August 2016: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration…that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
The FBI colluding with the Obama administration to meddle in an election is an attack on our Democracy.
It’s the worst scandal in American political history.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.