New Texts: FBI Investigators Already Knew the Ending to Clinton Case
The deeper Republican lawmakers delve inside the text messages exchanged between FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the worse things look. Already, congressional investigators have exposed these two for their anti-Trump, pro-Clinton biases, which were on display in dozens of text messages released to the public. Already, lawmakers have found evidence that the two were potentially conspiring to bring down the Trump presidency should he be elected. And now it appears that the two officials had advanced knowledge of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton email investigation before FBI Director James Comey went public with her ridiculous exoneration.
Last week, the Justice Department handed over nearly 400 pages of additional text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page. Congressional committees that have reviewed the new messages say that the two officials spoke via text just after the news broke that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had met privately with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in Arizona.
“Timing looks like hell,” Strzok wrote at the time.
“Yeah, that is awful timing,” Page admitted. “It’s a real profile in courage, since she knows no charges will be brought.”
Presumably, this second sentence is meant ironically; Lynch is “courageous” to accept Comey’s prosecutorial recommendation because she already knows that Clinton will get off scot-free. In other words, Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s counsel was entirely a public sham meant to give the appearance that she was “recusing” herself from the decision. In reality, she already knew that Comey was not going to recommend that Clinton be prosecuted, so there was no risk at all.
“Another exchange from the day before referenced a change to Comey’s statement closing out the investigation,” reported Fox News on Monday. “While an earlier draft of the statement said Clinton and President Barack Obama had an email exchange while Clinton was ‘on the territory’ of a hostile adversary, the reference to Obama at first was changed to ‘senior government official’ and then omitted entirely in the final version.”
Of course, we know from previous documents and testimony that Comey had begun crafting his “Hillary is innocent” memo months before the FBI concluded the investigation – months, even, before they had even interviewed the chief suspect in the case. Still, it is troubling to now have firm proof that everyone in the upper echelon of the investigation – Comey, Lynch, Strzok, Page, and God only knows who else – knew this was little more than a pretend inquiry, being played out for the benefit of the public – NOT in the interest of finding the truth.