by Frank Holmes, reporter
New evidence from the man at the center of the FBI’s “Russian collusion” investigation provides even more proof that it was a politically-motivated farce intended to bring down President Donald Trump.
Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence agent who oversaw the investigation into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s home-brew email server, admitted to his mistress that he needed a “pretext” to investigate Trump and find “derogatory” information about him.
He even begged intelligence to “expedite” things – a way to cause maximum damage before the election.
The messages also show that Strzok and other officials in the Obama administration wanted to make sure the FBI would “scrub” their names from the investigation afterwards, so Trump wouldn’t know who had tried to sink his presidency before it started.
Just weeks before the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok saw news reports that the FBI had begun investigating Carter Page, a low-level foreign policy adviser to then-candidate Trump.
Page hit the roof and a sent letter asking then-FBI Director James Comey to call off the probe.
“I wanted to provide you with a few basic facts that should help underscore what a complete waste of time this witch-hunt directed at me is,” Page wrote to Comey on September 25, 2016.
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The newly released messages show that, the very next day, former President Barack Obama’s Deep State operatives saw an opportunity to sink the Trump campaign.
“At a minimum, the letter provides us a pretext to interview,” Strzok wrote to Page, on September 26.
The word “pretext,” according to the Oxford Dictionary, means “a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason.”
The agents rushed out a FISA warrant asking for permission to spy on Page, supposedly in the interests of national security.
But Page’s message, which investigative journalist John Solomon revealed in The Hill, shows politics was really at the heart of it.
The agents’ hatred for Trump had been known since texts between the FBI lovebirds broke into the news. Strzok had texted Page that he would “stop” Trump and looked at the Russian investigation as an “insurance policy” in case the America-First Republican won the election.
But the new messages show how important Strzok was to the whole investigation.
An email from the FBI shows that Page told them to “expedite” the request to spy on Page before the election. That would give them the chance to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign.
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Strzok also sent “talking points” to Obama’s FBI-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, feeding him the lines he needed to hand to the judge so the bench would sign-off on the warrant as soon as possible.
“At a minimum, that keeps the hurry the F up pressure on him,” Strzok emailed Page.
Ultimately, the FBI spied on Page for a year, but never brought any charges against him – because he wasn’t the real target.
“I couldn’t even imagine anything that I can potentially be charged with,” Page told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “Particularly after seeing John Solomon’s article today…the pretext was absolutely outrageous, ridiculous. This is pretext wrapped upon pretext.”
“It’s completely out of control,” Page said.
The Page warrant opened the doors for Obama’s FBI to put a spy inside the Trump campaign, during an election – something that many historians say is unprecedented in U.S. history.
The phony warrant also raises questions about other investigations, like one called “Dragon” that the FBI pushed through four days later.
“Who knows what other FISA warrants and applications were corruptly sent over to the court?” asked Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch.
Once agents had the ill-gotten information, Strzok wanted to make sure they shared it with each other so they would have the maximum ability to smear the incoming president.
“I suggested we need to exchange our entire lists as we each have potential derogatory (confidential informants) info the other doesn’t,” Strzok emailed Page the day after the 2016 election, November 10.
Everyone should share all their information with everyone else, so that they could each continue the steady drip of Beltway leaks aimed at discrediting Trump before he got sworn into office.
Strzok thought he had covered his tracks – because he told agents to “scrub” his name from their files the day after Trump’s unexpected landslide victory.
“We need ALL of their names to scrub, and we should give them ours for the same purpose,” Strzok wrote in the same email.
One thing stays the same, Trump needs to make sure all the truth comes out – and this fake investigation is shut down.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”