Newly released Strzok-Page text messages suggest FBI attempt to recruit spies within the incoming Trump administration – IOTW Report

Newly released Strzok-Page text messages suggest FBI attempt to recruit spies within the incoming Trump administration

h/t forcibly deranged.


AT: Ace reporters Sara Carter and Catherine Herridge have broken a huge story on what looks like a post-presidential election attempt to cultivate spies within the Trump administration, as discussed by the adulterous top FBI counter-espionage officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok in their text messages.

Herridge and her colleague Greg Re write:

Text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page indicate they discussed using briefings to the Trump team after the 2016 election to identify people they could “develop for potential relationships,” track lines of questioning and “assess” changes in “demeanor” — language one GOP lawmaker called “more evidence” of irregular conduct in the original Russia probe.

Fox News has learned the texts, initially released in 2018 by a Senate committee, are under renewed scrutiny, with GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security Committee chair Ron Johnson sending a letter Thursday night to Attorney General Bill Barr pushing for more information on the matter.

“Any improper FBI surveillance activities that were conducted before or after the 2016 election must be brought to light and properly addressed,” the senators wrote.

President Trump, speaking to Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, responded to this report by unloading on Strzok and Page.

“They were trying to infiltrate the administration,” Trump told Sean Hannity.  “Really, it’s a coup.  It’s spying.  It’s hard to believe in this country we would have had that.”  Trump called the news “very disconcerting,” and emphasized that the Justice Department’s watchdog previously faulted Strzok’s communications with Page.

The text messages begin on the evening of Nov. 17 — nine days after the election.  The string discusses an email and briefing to “Pence,” presumably Vice President-elect Mike Pence — and appears to refer to another upcoming briefing.

The messages showed Strzok and Page debating staffing for the upcoming briefing and whether it would make sense to stay with the same agent or send a different one.  It is unclear from the texts whether these were part of the formal transition-period briefings between outgoing and incoming administrations or routine intelligence briefings.

Sara Carter dives deeply into the messages, providing context: more

18 Comments on Newly released Strzok-Page text messages suggest FBI attempt to recruit spies within the incoming Trump administration

  1. It will never be reported on NPR because they’re still interviewing crackpots pushing Trump as a Russian agent, his family meeting with Russians and on and on..


  2. If the Feebs had a lawful basis for a counterintelligence investigation into Trump & Co., then putting spies in with them would make sense and would be justifiable.

    But the Feebs’ problem is that they did NOT have such a lawful basis. I sure do hope they get screwed they way they ought to be screwed.

  3. @ Uncle Al,
    I am with you brother……….. but it is all wishful thinking.
    AND I really hate that motherfooker’s face and would be happy to fix it with a bat..
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  4. Strzok has a very shady background. He was born in Iran (paging Valerie Jarrett?), is fluent in Farsi and those facts alone just dont sound right for someone in his position.

  5. Strzok was listed in the yearbook as the most ‘punch-able face’.
    My hackles always go up just seeing that smug demon.
    Staying out of the single vowel thing,,,

  6. I’ve always imagined ‘Al’ was short for Alphonso…


    Possibly Alexander…

    ALEXANDER BORYAVITCH PROBSHINKO!!!! (Also a monocle. Lost an eye to Stalin)

    If it’s short for Alejandro I’m goin’ with…


    You should go with that one. It’s full of all kinds of menace.

  7. Typical “RED” tactic (from the early Stalinist years).

    Start a propaganda assault.
    Get the Secret Police (FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA, &c.) to fill in the lies and accusations (of “collusion” or “deviationism” for instance – something that isn’t REALLY a crime).
    Intensify the propaganda assault.
    Turn it over to a “Commissar” for “Investigation.”
    After a time of appropriate “leaks” and “convictions” of lesser minions strike for the target.
    Follow the narrative regardless of the imbecility of it.
    When (and if) the false charge proves false, switch to another false charge – but continue to charge – and extend the “investigation” indefinitely.

    Been there; done that.

    They’re doing it because it works (for the most part). They may have just jumped the gun on this one, since Obama and Clinton were so obviously exposed from their various treasons – thus the need to deflect attention was so great.

    izlamo delenda est …


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