The FBI must release the texts.
All of them, between Peter Strzok, the top FBI investigator that special counsel Robert Mueller removed from the Russian investigation in August, and his colleague Lisa Page, so voters can examine for themselves whether the probe is what many, including our president, believe it is … a partisan witch hunt.
Without seeing the politically biased texts — the FBI has been stonewalling Congress for months on that and other document requests — one can safely assume the missives must have been highly problematic to prompt a dismissal. So what political biases did agent Strzok and Ms. Page reveal? And why didn’t Mueller inform Congress, tasked with judicial oversight, that the anti-Trump, pro-Hillary Clinton messages existed?
There’s an easy way to find out.
The FBI must release everything going back to the Clinton email investigation. Strzok was instrumental in her jaw-dropping exoneration, including watering down Comey’s language describing Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent,” which is a crime, to “extremely careless,” which isn’t. The public has a right to know if that probe was also tainted. After all, any other American who was reckless with classified emails, lied about it, housed rogue servers, destroyed evidence, and “lost” a laptop would be behind bars.
Then, there’s the question of Stzrok’s role in the discredited dossier from a scurrilous foreign spy, Christopher Steele, for tabloid trash that was later used to launch a major DOJ investigation into the Trump campaign.
The American people want the truth. They understand the integrity of our justice system is at stake and confidence in the beleaguered FBI must be restored.
Voters also have an interest in knowing who else on Mueller’s legal team is biased. Not a stretch, as we already know many key players have donated heavily to Democrat politicians, including Clinton. Here’s just a few:
• James Quarles donated $33,000 over the years to the Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, Obama and Clinton campaigns, according to CNN.
• Jeannie Rhee has given more than $16,000 to Democrats since 2008. She also maxed out donations both in 2015 and 2016 to Clinton’s presidential campaign. Rhee also represented Clinton in a legal case involving access to her private emails and defended the Clinton Foundation in a former racketeering suit.
• Andrew Weissman gave $2,300 to former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006, according to CNN.
Voters can do the math.