‘BATS*** INSANE’! This aspect of Strzok-Page text cluster makes the FBI look EVEN WORSE

As Twitchy told you earlier, the OIG report on the FBI’s Hillary investigation included this text message exchange between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page:

“Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” IG report says.

It cites Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”

Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 14, 2018

Needless to say, that exchange has been raising a lot of questions. Among them: Why was Strzok’s reply to Page not revealed until now?

Interesting because this text is not among the thousands that have been released so far https://t.co/uQ8EJ13GF0

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 14, 2018

The “not ever going to” bit was already in the public sphere.

But the “we’ll stop it”–I hadn’t seen that. That’s incredibly damning of the FBI. https://t.co/9tCsqO3k20

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

FBI Agent Peter Strzok explicitly told Lisa Page they will “STOP” Trump’s presidency. The text he replied to was given to Congress but this most damaging one never was…..That is stunning https://t.co/wgcNHbXPGc

— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 14, 2018

Lisa’s question was out. But I hadn’t seen the “we’ll stop it” from Peter Strzok — how is that not a huge deal?! https://t.co/tpYPOpEJ7P

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

How is it that Lisa Page’s question (“Trump’s not going to become president, right?”) was leaked, but Peter Strzok’s response (“No, we’ll stop it”) was not until now? And how is that not a massive deal?

My mind is boggled.

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

I should have said *released, not leaked. Apologies. https://t.co/2WBbZXPg6V

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

This is bats*** insane. And how in the world does the IG come up with the idea that political bias didn’t affect the Hillary investigation with these texts? https://t.co/8jRntODKgu

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 14, 2018

An FBI agent who was investigating a major-party candidate told his colleague/lover: “We’ll stop it [i.e., the candidate becoming U.S. president].”

No reassuring statement by the IG is going to clean that up.

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

Moreover, that text wasn’t redacted. It wasn’t INCLUDED in that series of messages. https://t.co/nC5MuEn99z

— (((Jason Epstein))) (@Southfive) June 14, 2018

Jason Epstein raises a good point. Is there any accounting for this from the IG or the Department of Justice? https://t.co/Y8k0I2PiDx

— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 14, 2018

As a matter of fact, there is. Well, sort of. Actually, not really:

DOJ official is unable to say if Strok’s “we’ll stop” Trump text message was deleted, or something else. But the response was to an Aug. 9, 2016 message from Lisa Page. That’s before FBI servers were hit with glitch. https://t.co/qTupjCRPW9 @dailycaller pic.twitter.com/0pExRXlkXD

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 14, 2018

This exchange was 9 days after “Crossfire Hurricane” started and 6 days before the infamous “insurance policy” text. https://t.co/qTupjCRPW9

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 14, 2018

More from the Daily Caller:

A Justice Department spokesperson was unable to say why the message, which was sent on Aug. 9, 2016, was missing from the previous document productions.

The FBI has acknowledged that it was unable to recover tens of thousands of texts between Page and Strzok from Dec. 13, 2016 to May 17, 2017 due to a technical glitch. Some of those messages were recovered and given to Congress.

The missing Strzok text cited in the inspector general’s report was sent well before the glitch affected FBI servers.

The Justice Department official was not sure whether the Strzok text was deleted or whether they it missing due to other technical issues.

Uh-huh.

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Related:

‘WOMP WOMP’! Jonathan Chait’s attempt to downplay damning Strzok-Page texts fails BIGLY

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