Anti-Trump FBI Lovers Regarded Trump as National Security Threat
Last summer, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee task force. Elements of that testimony have finally been published for public review.
According to Page’s testimony, both her and her lover, FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, regarded Donald Trump as a national security threat when he was running for president in 2016. This, she told lawmakers, was the reason the two exchanged hysterical texts about the importance of keeping him from winning the election.
Page’s published testimony comes just as the public has learned new information about the Russia probe. The New York Times ran a story on Friday confirming that the Bureau opened a counter-intelligence investigation on President Trump in the wake of James Comey’s firing. The thrust of the investigation was whether or not President Trump was actively working in service of the Russian government – a suspicion founded on Comey’s dismissal and the president’s later remarks to NBC’s Lester Holt. It was not clear from the article whether or not this aspect of Mueller’s investigation is still ongoing.
Excerpts of Page’s closed-door testimony were published Friday by The Epoch Times. In her words, we get a clearer picture of the FBI’s bias against then-candidate Trump. A bias which, by the way, cannot be separated from actions the Bureau took in the months after Trump became president – nor from the Mueller investigation that continues to this day.
Lawmakers asked Page about a text Strzok sent to Page in July 2016, in which he said: “There is no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Page explained to lawmakers that she and Strzok regarded Trump as a threat to the United States.
“What this text reflects is our sort of continuing check-in almost with respect to how quickly to operate, what types of tools to use, trying to be as quiet as possible about it because we knew so little about what—whether this was true or not true or what was going to come, because this is, as you said, so nascent in the investigation, and then ultimately trying to balance that against my view, in this case, which was we don’t need to go at a total breakneck speed because so long as he doesn’t become President, there isn’t the same threat to national security, right,” Page said.
“Let’s be reasonable,” she continued. “Let’s not, you know, throw the kitchen sink at this because he’s probably not going to be elected, and so then we don’t have quite as horrific a national security threat than if we do if he gets elected.”
It should be noted, of course, that after two-and-a-half years of FBI investigation into Donald Trump and his associates, neither the Bureau nor the Special Counsel has come up with any evidence to prove that anyone “colluded” with Moscow, much less whether the President of the United States is an agent working for Vladimir Putin. We know our intelligence agencies are not perfect, but we’re pretty certain that they could have discovered such a vast conspiracy to usurp the United States government by now.
This is, as has always been said, a politically-motivated witch hunt with no end in sight. But we’re increasingly certain that Trump will not be exonerated until and unless the Democrats defeat him in 2020. Until then, there’s simply too much political hay to be made with the unending drips of speculation and half-baked theory.