FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok points down the hallway as he arrives for a House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing, Thursday, July 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Newly released text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page show them questioning the origin of various stories they were seeing in the news.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael K. Atkinson to find out if he’s launched a probe “into these apparent leaks.” They wrote:
These texts and emails raise a number of serious questions and concerns. For example, who are the ‘sisters’ and what does it mean to say that the ‘sisters have [been] leaking like mad’? What are they worried about, and what are they kicking into ‘overdrive’? Which ‘agency’ is he referring to and why does Strzok believe the referenced news article highlights that ‘agency as [a] source of some of the leaks’?
On December 16, 2016, Strzok sent a text to Page: “I think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried and political, they’re kicking into overdrive.” “Our sisters” is a reference to the CIA, which is the sister agency to the FBI. John Brennan was the CIA Director at the time.
On April 13, 2017, Strzok sent an email to members of his counterintelligence team which said, “I’m beginning to think the agency got information a lot earlier than we thought. They haven’t shared it completely with us. They’re leaking it. Might explain all these weird seemingly incorrect leads all these media people have.”
Rush Limbaugh addressed these communications on his radio show on Tuesday. He said:
Strzok and Page are seeing stories appearing in the media about the Trump-Russia investigation and they know the information is incorrect. And they immediately think that this stuff is coming from the CIA.
Now, this is significant, because we now know that there was no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. So it looks like — and the source for this is Strzok and Page, the FBI agents. It looks like the CIA was, in fact, leaking false Trump-Russia stories to the press to undermine Trump. These are leaks that even the FBI agents running their own version of a coup thought were wrong and incorrect.
These FBI people are looking at a bunch of stuff in the media that isn’t true, at least as far as they know it.
And they’re concluding that Brennan and the CIA are leaking and putting this stuff in the media that they, then, have to deal with themselves. And they are concluding here, these are “incorrect leads all these media folks have.” That is a solid indication that the FBI’s looking at this as it’s happening, and that the CIA is releasing a bunch of BS that even the FBI thought was BS. And the media was just swallowing it all up, not questioning any of it.
And that’s because it came from Obama’s CIA, which they revere.
On December 14, 2016, NBC News published an article entitled “U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack.”
U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ‘a high level of confidence’ that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News…Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said.
Strzok and Page know they didn’t leak this information and assume their “sisters” at The Agency did. And the timing of the NBC article coincides with Strzok’s December text.
This is a flat out lie. Either somebody literally made this up, or they got scammed by some agents in Russia who are running a scam on Brennan and they knew what Brennan wanted to hear, so they told him. Who knows how it happened, where it was originally sourced? But this has to be somebody at The Agency telling this to NBC.
This is the kind of crap that was going on. I was infuriated. I was. I cannot tell you how enraged I was during these entire two years. Every day, there was stuff like that. Every day, and four times a day, because once NBC ran it then it was picked up by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and it was an echo chamber for every one of these cockamamie, lying assertions such as that.
John Brennan and James Clapper, who was the Director of National Intelligence at the time will have to account for this and much more.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report, due in about three weeks, will address FBI leaks to the media in addition to the FBI’s alleged FISA abuses. Leaks by the CIA and any other intelligence agencies implicated in this conspiracy will require a separate investigation. It’s likely that Attorney General William Barr’s DOJ is already on it.
We learn new information every day, but we can be sure that Barr knows a great deal more.
The Democrats feel the walls closing in on them and as their fear increases, their narrative becomes more and more desperate. Consider how little time it took to turn William Barr into a villain. It’s as if the Deep State has a formalized “central command” which issues the orders and the talking points.
The problem is that many Americans believe the rubbish they hear from the mainstream media. Half of America probably thinks William Barr is a criminal.
The Trump/Barr camp has to start fighting back even though they may not have all the answers yet.
Something must be done to stop the madness.