Infowars is running Washington, apparently.
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson released a selection of texts from FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page on Tuesday, meant to rattle cages and bring loud, public condemnation on the entire bureau.
Basically, the texts were Strzok expressing his doubts about taking the assignment with Mueller’s team to look into Russian collusion within the Trump camp (he wasn’t convinced that there was any “there” there). It was Page telling him to not take the job, and then it was a lot of over the top praise from Strzok to the woman he was cheating on his wife with.
It was actually rather uncomfortable reading in some parts, at least for those with no voyeuristic tendencies. I’m more upset about Strzok and Page’s illicit affair than I am that they’re actually human beings, Americans, and have political opinions.
I’ve said before, and I’ll say again, anybody that hasn’t spent their entire life sheltered away from all human contact has an idea of how interactions in a romantic affair go, and that’s all that’s here. One of the two (Page) had a distinct dislike of Trump. Strzok, to heighten the connection in this affair fed her dislike, bounced insults and ideas back and forth, because he’s sending the signal: Yes, I identify with you. We’re the same. We were made for each other. Let’s go to bed, and nevermind that marriage thing.
Well, get over it. People are crazy and you know it.
Crazy and sleazy, yes, but this was more about their affair, with Trump as the backdrop. If it was solely about Trump, there wouldn’t be such a mixed bag of topics, including derogatory comments about Democrats, as well.
Back to Senator Johnson.
Speaking with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Johnson suggested that he had an “informant” who had filled him in an a supposed “secret society” within the FBI, working to undermine President Trump.
“What this is all about is further evidence of corruption, more than bias, but corruption at the highest levels of the FBI,” Johnson told Fox News’ Bret Baier.
“Now a secret society? We have an informant that’s talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off site. There is so much smoke here, there is so much suspicion,” the senator continued.
When Baier attempted to dig a little deeper into Johnson’s claim, the senator clamped down. Of course, we’re to just take his word for it.
The news of the so-called “secret society” was first brought up earlier in the week, actually, with the release of more of those Strzok/Page emails.
Rep. Trey Gowdy mentioned the shadowy cabal on Monday.
“There is a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these supposed-to-be fact-centric FBI agents saying, ‘Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society,'” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told Fox News Monday, referring to a missive sent between the pair the day after the election.
Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.
Yeah. That doesn’t sound like there’s an actual “secret society.” It sounds like a joke. “Perhaps” is not a definitive. “First meeting” means there hasn’t been any meeting, so we’re running on the notion of maybe somebody was planning a first meeting of something that was going to rise to the level of a secret society? That’s a bit of a stretch from point A to point B.
Can we not forget these were two people having an affair?
Senator Johnson wants to push for a special counsel to shake the FBI apart, and he wants the Russia probe stopped.
“Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He’s in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct,” he said. “So I think at this point of time we probably should be looking at a special counsel to undertake this investigation, but Congress is going to have to continue to dig.”
So anybody that works for, or ever worked for the FBI is corrupt – or just those investigating Trump?
I’ll say I can understand some suspicious towards those within the bureau who handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Something really stinks bad about how that situation was handled. There is no doubt in my mind that there was an effort on the part of Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department, along with James Comey and certain members of the FBI (Strzok being one of them) to make all that go away.
That being said, how does Mueller carry any of that? He’s a President Bush (#43) appointee, who left the bureau in September 2013. Hillary Clinton’s email debacle didn’t come to light until March 2015. His hands are well-clean from that mess.
Let’s also not forget that Republicans gave the man glowing praise when he was first assigned. They only became upset when he didn’t say the very next day that Trump and his team were 100 percent innocent of any and all charges that might be brought against them.
No, they got upset and decided to deem Mueller as the face of all that is unholy and corrupt in the world when it appeared that he was serious about this investigation. Then, uncomfortable details began to seep out about what might have actually been going on with Trump’s team. The closer Mueller’s investigation seems to get to Trump, himself, the more frantic the GOP attacks against one of the more reliable pillars of our nation’s system of law enforcement have become.
That used to not be the GOP. Once firm (at least on the surface) supporters of justice, law, and order, we now see if you add one Manhattan con artist and Democrat donor to the party, they change quickly. They become the party of conspiracy theories, haters of American institutions, and defenders of misogyny and corruption.
In short, they became Democrats.
Sen Ron Johnson claims "informant" who has news about the FBI "Secret Society" working to overthrow President Trump. pic.twitter.com/QzGhXBEUYD
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 24, 2018