Peter Strzok Text: ‘We’ll Stop’ Trump From Becoming President

The highly anticipated Inspector General’s report into the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals a previously unreported text by FBI agent Peter Strzok to lawyer Lisa Page that allegedly says “we’ll stop” Trump’s election, The Washington Post is reporting.

The IG’s report is not going to be made public until the afternoon of June 14, 2018. However, the leaks of its alleged contents started in the late morning. Among the key passages is the revelation of the new Strzok text that is sure to provoke controversy.

Here’s what you need to know:

The New Text Was Made Just a Few Months Before the Presidential Election

“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” the lawyer, Lisa Page, wrote to Strzok, according to The Post.

The Post says he responded, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded, The Post says the IG report reveals. The text was made in August 2016 only a few months before the presidential election, and after the FBI had started its investigation into Trump campaign aides.

The IG Report Will Take Aim at Comey But Clears Him of Political Bias, Reports Say

In addition, there have been other leaks about the IG report. Bloomberg is reporting that the IG report will also take aim at former FBI Director James Comey by saying he deviated from past FBI protocol when he revealed the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton’s emails; however, the report is also expected to say that it did not find evidence of political motivation, according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg wrote that the IG report will say that Comey’s handling of that disclosure was damaging to “the agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by politics.”

Strzok Has Become a Flashpoint for Republican Critics of Robert Mueller

Peter Strzok, a counter-intelligence officer in the FBI, has become a flashpoint for Republican criticism of the Robert Mueller investigation into Donald Trump.

Previous tweets he wrote also provoked headlines. Strzok was quietly reassigned from his position in the probe, and it was later revealed that he and another FBI official, Page, wrote anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages to one another, calling into question his objectivity in the Mueller investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Strzok was also a key player in several stages of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, which led to no criminal charges. He named also appeared in the controversial Republican authored “FISA memo,” which is sometimes called the “Nunes memo.”

One of the texts, revealed on February 7, from Lisa Page to FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed “preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted ‘to know everything we’re doing,’” according to Fox News. “…the message more likely indicated that Obama wanted to be kept informed of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election,” CNN reported, not the Clinton email probe.

The Wall Street Journal reported previously that Strzok had been reassigned from the Robert …read more


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