This is bad. And it’s been covered up.
FBI agent Peter Strzok texted a fellow bureau official in August 2016 that “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president, the Justice Department inspector general reportedly reveals in his highly anticipated report on the Hillary Clinton email case.
The Washington Post reported that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report includes an August 2016 text message exchange between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Trump’s chance of being elected president.
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.
The IG report is in many ways a whitewash, but what it does reveal is damaging enough.
The defense will claim that Strzok and Page had the right to their political opinions. But when you start investigating two presidential candidates, then your opinions bleed into your work. And at some point, they become your work.
If any criminal defendant’s case had been this obviously tainted, it would have been thrown out. Yet the various investigations continue despite the obvious bad faith and political agendas.
Strzok and Page got caught. But they’re certainly not the only ones. Just the really obvious ones.