THERE they are! Journos QUICK to add ‘Republicans pounce’ spin to damning Strzok/Page texts

As Twitchy told you earlier, a text message between former FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok that’s included in an upcoming IG report has raised a lot of eyebrows:

“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

There’s ongoing mockery over how some in the media have a tendency to turn stories that are damaging to Democrats into “Republicans pounce” fodder, and that Page/Strzok text is no different. Here’s Cheddar’s WH/Capitol Hill correspondent:

“We’ll stop [Trump from becoming President]” — game over. this is everything the President and his allies on the Hill need to hit spin cycle on this thing and ride it in perpetuity

— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) June 14, 2018

they don’t have to listen to the IG’s recommendation that there’s no political bias. in the echo chambers, that’s all the proof they need

— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) June 14, 2018

How very predictable! But wait, there’s more! CNN correspondent Manu Raju also got in on the act:

GOP going after Strzok hard after release of IG report, saying his role taints Russia probe and he should be fired. Gowdy, Jordan and Meadows all raise Strzok concerns. Meadows: “It’s extremely concerning there’s still some people, mainly Peter Strzok, employed at the FBI.”

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 14, 2018

Ah, “journalism”!

Somehow I don’t think Trump spinning this is the real issue here.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 14, 2018

“Trump pounces”

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 14, 2018

Would you say that Republicans have pounced?

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 14, 2018

Your hot take is ‘Trump is going to spin this?’ JFC, and you wonder why no one trusts the media…

— NoOneOfConsequence (@StarDogCh4mpion) June 14, 2018

Right? And here’s a great question:

Hi Manu,

Why aren’t YOU going after Strzok hard?

— RBe (@RBPundit) June 14, 2018


Some members of the mainstream media better take some Dramamine because they’re going to be doing a lot of similar spinning in the coming hours and days.

FBI agent: “we’ll stop trump [before he’s elected]”
You, an intellectual: “this only helps trump”

— Secret Asian man (@anangbhai) June 14, 2018

yes that’s the notable thing about these texts

— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) June 14, 2018

Like clockwork.

Manu, has the GOP overreached yet on Strzok? Will there be overreach here? Can you report if there is overreach next? Thanks

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 14, 2018

Stay tuned! *Eye roll*

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