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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It turns out that two of the most anti-Trump FBI officials outed in the Justice Department’s Inspector General report also happened to be key figures in the guilty pleas of George Papadopoulos and Lt. Gen Mike Flynn. 

The two figures were also dismissed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation when their anti-Trump activities were revealed. 


Peter Strzok, the FBI official who engaged in voluminous text messages with Lisa Page, an FBI attorney with whom he was conducting an alleged extramarital affair, was the central figure in the questioning of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. That questioning eventually led to Flynn’s guilty plea. 

Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages included his infamous call for an “insurance policy” in case Trump won the 2016 election as well as assurance to Page that he would “stop” the Trump presidency. 

Now, thanks to Chuck Ross’ reporting at The Daily Caller, we learn that Papadopoulos was also questioned by an FBI attorney who just couldn’t stop texting his disdain for President Trump

The OIG report said FBI Attorney 2 sent numerous text messages criticizing Trump. The attorney worked on the Clinton probe and was also the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. He joined Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation early last year but left this February after the discovery of his anti-Trump texts.

FBI Attorney #2” is Robert Clinesmith, according to Rep. Mark Meadows who made the revelation last week in a public hearing with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. 

“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Trump’s election.

“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” read another message that apparently referenced the Clinton email investigation.

Asked in one text message after the election if he had changed his mind about Trump, Clinesmith wrote: “Hell no. Viva le resistance.”

Add this up.

  • Two FBI officials. 
  • Both worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation which miraculously led to no charges despite the clear violations of the Espionage Act. 
  • Both hated Trump
  • Both joined the Mueller investigation. 
  • Both are central figures in two guilty pleas obtained by the investigation 
  • Both guilty pleas are for giving false information to the FBI
  • Both officials have been dismissed from the Mueller investigation for misconduct related to their anti-Trump political bias

Do you reach the same conclusion the mainstream media reached? Yup, that’s right… total coincidence.  Nothing to see here. 


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