Details about the highly anticipated report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz have leaked to the media, and they are nothing short of explosive.
According to The Daily Mail, the two anti-Trump FBI agents at the center of the Russian collusion theories spoke about preventing President Donald Trump from winning the election.
In an email dated Aug. 8, 2016, Peter Strzok wrote to Lisa Page that they didn’t need to worry about Trump winning the election, saying “we will stop it” from happening.
“He’s not ever going to become president, right? Right?!’ Page wrote to Strzok.
Strzok responded: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 14, 2018
Does that not sound like treason?
Strzok served as the No. 2 counterintelligence analyst at the FBI before being demoted last year and fired from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team after an internal probe found that he had sent hundreds of anti-Trump text messages to Page, a former lawyer at the FBI with whom he was having an affair. Page abruptly resigned earlier this month amid the numerous allegations against her.
The revelation shows that the former No. 2 at the bureau, who led the Trump-Russia investigation as well as the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton‘s illegal use of a private email server, explicitly wrote that “we” would never let Trump become president.
First headline on Justice Department report: FBI agent Peter Strzok, a key investigator on the Clinton email case, said in an email that “we” will stop Donald Trump from becoming president. That may be a crime. Best coverage on https://t.co/fqUvO5EEW0.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) June 14, 2018
“Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” IG report says.
It cites Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 14, 2018
DOJ says an email was sent today to relevant congressional committees saying the inspector general recently found more texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which will be discussed in today's forthcoming report pic.twitter.com/lsAN9PJwnO
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 14, 2018
The IG report will also identify several other top figures at the FBI and DOJ who abused their power, acted unethically, and possibly broke the law in both the Clinton and Trump investigations.
The report will show that fired FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from standard practices at the agency and acted “insubordinate” regarding the Clinton investigation.
It will also detail how Strzok was the agent who altered Comey’s statement describing Clinton’s handling of her private email server as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.” By altering the phrasing, Strzok shielded Clinton from criminal charges for her negligent actions.
The report is expected to detail highly questionable actions taken by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who played a major role in the Clinton email investigation and clearing her of all the charges just before the election.
Time will tell what the entire report exposes, but top brass at the FBI speaking about preventing Trump from winning the presidency should terrify everyone.