The FBI’s biggest lie just blew up in its face
Top FBI officials from James Comey to Peter Strzok claimed there was no anti-Trump bias running through the FBI as the Bureau launched the Russia investigation.
That was fake news.
Thanks to one whistleblower, the FBI’s biggest lie just blew up in its face.
Ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page – who was having an affair with Strzok – returned to Capitol Hill for a second closed door interview session with lawmakers.
Republicans were stunned to learn that Page confirmed their worst fears – that when Strzok texted that they would “stop” Trump, he meant that in his official capacity as the FBI agent in charge of the investigation.
Rep. John Ratcliffe: Lisa Page admitted her text messages “mean exactly what they say,” contrary to Peter Strzok’s testimony. pic.twitter.com/sbUrw6bn18
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 17, 2018
Other members of the Judiciary Committee went further.
Iowa Congressman Steve King demanded investigators subpoena the personal cell phone and text message records of Strzok and Page since they were not required to hand those over as part of the Inspector General’s investigation.
In a letter to fellow Republican investigators, King is calling on committee leaders to subpoena the personal cell phones of both Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. “I wanna see the names of everyone who interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016,” wrote the Iowa lawmaker. “I wanna see their notes. I want to consider bringing each of them forward to testify what went on inside that room and then see if their notes and their testimony matches up to the 302 document that, in the end, was the basis that Peter Strzok briefed James Comey off of.”
Page’s testimony makes it clear that FBI officials who claim their personal hatred of Trump did not affect the Russia investigation were lying.