In another breaking story, new text messages from Anti-Trump FBI agents prove that they took it easy on Crooked Hillary during their email investigation.
In a text exchange between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they discuss taking a less aggressive approach to this investigation because of the possibility of her becoming the next President.
Here’s the text messages verbatim:
“One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?” Page wrote.
“I called Bill and relayed what we discussed.” He says. “I will email you and [redacted] same.”
According to the Daily Caller, “Bill” is likely Bill Priestap, the FBI’s chief of counterintelligence. NOT Bill Clinton (but you never know).
Here’s more from the Daily Caller:
A text message exchange between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page is evidence that the FBI was “pulling punches” in its investigation into Hillary Clinton, a top Republican senator is alleging.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, drew attention to a Feb. 25, 2016 text message exchanged between Strzok and Page.
The message was included in seven pages of messages that Grassley released on Thursday. The Justice Department recently provided six congressional committees with 384 pages of text messages between the pair.
As deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, Strzok helped lead the Clinton email probe. Page, with whom he was having an affair, is an FBI lawyer who worked directly under Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
In the text message flagged by Grassley, Page suggested that Strzok should not take an aggressive approach to Clinton because of the strong possibility that she would be elected president.
In his letter to Wray asking for answers about the texts, Grassley asserted that the message was evidence that the FBI officials were “Pulling Punches in the Clinton Investigation.”
Here’s what Twitter had to say about this story:
"Pulling Punches?" 2/25/16, the FBI's Strzok & Page texted about Clinton probe.
Page: "One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear"…
Strzok: "Agreed. called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees."
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) January 26, 2018
These latest texts make Strzok and Page look really bad https://t.co/IRUCUbtpPH
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 26, 2018
Nothing to see here … except everything. https://t.co/Ss3X2qHmZQ
— Obnoxious Boston Fan (@realOBF) January 26, 2018
Yep. We all knew what was going on. Now there are quotes on it. https://t.co/HusJRGnI6y
— Walt Davis (@wradwalt) January 26, 2018
Grassley releases more Strzok-Page texts. Judiciary chairman says one, from 2/25/16, suggests FBI 'pulling punches in Clinton investigation.' Grassley letter here: https://t.co/swlzokQST6 pic.twitter.com/NdYJgO7IRW
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 25, 2018
CAN U BELIEVE THIIS SHIT? Afraid to offend Hillary..Didn't wanna piss her off
Strzok-Page text messages… https://t.co/OuTSMoaadm
— ginny howard (@GinnyHoward) January 26, 2018