DEVELOPING: DOJ Turning Over Trump-Hater Peter Strzok’s Text Messages to House Intel Committee
Fox News has learned the Justice Department will hand over disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s ‘anti-Trump,’ text messages to the House Intelligence Committee.
Fox News reports:
The Justice Department is in the process of handing over to the House Intelligence Committee the anti-Trump text messages that got a key FBI official removed from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Fox News has learned — a move that comes as the panel weighs a possible contempt resolution.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had demanded the text messages between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer with whom Strzok was romantically involved. Both were part of Mueller’s Russia team at the time. Page has since returned to the FBI, and Strzok was reassigned to the FBI’s HR department after the discovery of the anti-Trump texts.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, the FBI is actively blocking information on Peter Strzok from its website.
DAILY CALLER: FBI blocks information about 'anti-Trump,' agent Peter Strzok from website pic.twitter.com/0B2yidWNYw
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) December 5, 2017
Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross reports:
The FBI blocked all information on its website about a top counterterrorism official who was kicked off of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for sending politically-biased text messages to an FBI lawyer.
“FBI site blocked all the information about him,” reads a Google response to a search conducted of the FBI website for Peter Strzok, the embattled FBI agent. […]
The Google search for information on Strzok returns one document involving the FBI employee — a May 16, 2016 email in which FBI officials were asked to review a draft of a statement that then-FBI Director James Comey planned to give at the conclusion of the Clinton email investigation.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, Strzok was fired from Mueller’s investigation after reports surfaced that he exchanged ‘anti-Trump,’ text messages with Lisa Page, a lawyer for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Hannity and Carter also suggest Flynn may have been tricked into having the interview with Strzok without a lawyer.
“McCabe told Flynn “some agents were heading over (to the White House) but Flynn thought it was part of the routine work the FBI had been doing and said they would be cleared at the gate,” the source said. “It wasn’t until after they were already in (Flynn’s) office that he realized he was being formerly interviewed. He didn’t have an attorney with him,” reported Hannity and Carter.
McCabe either failed or purposely refused to tell Flynn that the FBI was heading over to the White House to see him personally. Flynn, no doubt surprised by the interview, did not have time to summon his attorney to help prepare for the FBI. McCabe withholding the motive behind the meeting raises questions of the FBI’s intentions to confuse or rattle Flynn and begs the question if it was a tactic to trip up the former National Security Advisor, ultimately contributing to a false statement being made.