Jordan Schachtel April 26, 2019
Senior Republican senators sent a letter Thursday to the
Department of Justice disclosing new texts between former FBI official Peter
Strzok and his mistress, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, in which the couple
appeared to be plotting to recruit secret sources from inside the White House.
The letter, from Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman
Charles Grassley and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, revealed:
“We have reviewed certain text messages that may show potential attempts by the
FBI to conduct surveillance of President-elect Trump’s transition team.”
The letter continues: “In text messages exchanged between
former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Attorney Lisa Page, the
two discussed the possibility of developing ‘potential relationships’ at a
November 2016 FBI briefing for presidential transition team staff.
Specifically, it appears they discussed sending ‘the CI guy’ to assess an
unnamed person(s) ‘demeanor’ but were concerned because it might be unusual for
him to attend.”
Journalist Sara Carter reports that the wife of Vice President Mike Pence’s former chief of staff, who was
serving as an FBI analyst under Strzok, was seen as integral to these efforts.
The texts show that Strzok and Page were targeting Lt.
Gen. Michael Flynn, who was then incoming national security adviser. Flynn was
later removed from his post at the request of VP Pence.
It remains unclear how much direct contact Vice President
Pence had with the FBI officials who sought to undermine and depose Flynn.
However, as Catherine Herridge at Fox News pointed out, it appears that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe,
using Strzok’s information, did in fact brief Pence prior to his decision to
publicly take responsibility for Flynn’s ouster.
Pence has not spoken about the Flynn firing since he
claimed that Gen. Flynn “lied”
to him about contacts with the Russian government.
What did VP Pence know and when did he know it.
John Solomon over at The Hill published a bombshell piece late Thursday discussing how the Obama administration leveraged the government of Ukraine to spice up the bogus Trump-Russia collusion narrative.........To Read More.....