Editor's Note: Strzok was removed by Mueller in August, not July. Post has been corrected and updated.
Piggybacking off of Katie and Cortney on these texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page. Strzok was on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but was removed by Mueller in August once he found out about the texts; Page had already moved on from the Mueller assignment. Page is the woman with home Strzok was having an extramarital affair. The texts are filled with Hillary praising and Trump bashing. At one point, Page says that Trump should go f**k himself, and that he’s a “loathsome human.” That’s one of 10,000 text messages shared between these two FBI employees. Yet, in more cryptic texts, Strzok mentions an insurance policy against this presidency (via Daily Caller):
Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.
Andy is likely Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Well, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference began in July of 2016. It’s possible that’s what they were referring to, but overall—it’s still quite unsettling to see members of our nation’s preeminent law enforcement and intelligence agencies thinking of ways to screw over the next president of the United States simply because they don’t like him or her. If that’s the case, as I’ve always said for those in government work, resign and move on. We’ll keep you updated on any other nuggets that may come from these text messages.