Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Missing Strzok-Page Emails -- Deep State FBI and DOJ Yield to Congressional Pressure and "Find" the Emails
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS ABOUT LOSING EMAILS. On Wednesday, we talked about the dates December 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017. This set of dates in which FBI emails were "lost" is the 5-month period that ends May 17, 2017 -- the exact day the Mueller investigation began. These dates pull together several threads that have been swirling around the questions consuming Washington. We reviewed on Wednesday the question whether Candidate, and later President, Trump and his team colluded with the Russians to "fix" the election -- and we answered that question by saying that the Deep State was the "colluder," using its powers to fraudulently obtain FISA warrants to surveill Trump and his team so that a group of virulently anti-Trump FBI, DOJ and Mueller special counsel officials could gradually smear and ultimately destroy President Trump. • The second question, today, is whether the FBI and DOJ covered up for Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of classified information by use of her unsecure server to handle her emails while she was Secretary of State because they firmly believed they could make the "collusion" charge stick on Trump, rendering him unfit for office either through impeachment or criminal indictment and thereby giving the presidency to "their candidate." • Those two questions have driven Washington's and America's political debate for the last two years. In simple terms, the Deep State needed to prove that Trump colluded with Russia -- we now know that the collusion was Fake, merely a politically charged vehicle for bringing down the Trump presidency -- to put Hillary in the White House. But, Hillary brought serious criminal baggage with her to the 2016 election and so to make sure she was not going to be dogged by those "pesky" email and other charges, the Deep State said, "got it" -- we will just cover up any evidence that she mishandled classified information. • Today, let's look at the tactics used by the Deep State to protect Hilary from prosecution. • • • THE HILLARY PROBE WAS A "JOKE." That's what Fox News reported on Wednesday. Journalist Ana Michaels quoted Senator Ron Johnson saying : "It wasn’t an investigation meant to uncover the truth leading to prosecution..." Senator Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, so when he calls the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of government emails on her private server “a joke,” it must be taken very seriously. • When Fox journalist Brian Kilmeade interviewed Senator Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, he questioned him about the five months of missing texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Senator Johnson told Kilmeade how then-Secretary of State Clinton jeopardized national security by emailing President Obama from the territory of a “sophisticated enemy,” using her private server [news stories from early in the Hillary email scandal named the country as China]. Johnson described how other publicly revealed texts showed that Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew Clinton was going to get off the hook, before former FBI Director James Comey announced he was not going to prosecute Clinton over her server. Johnson said : “It was obvious -- it wasn’t an investigation meant to uncover the truth leading to prosecution. It was an investigation meant to cover up and exonerate, and now we’re just seeing exactly how that was playing out and why and who the main players were." Johnson also talked to Kilmeade about the FBI “Secret Society” mentioned in the texts : “First of all, on November 14th -- this is six days after the election -- Lisa Page texts Strzok and says, ‘God, being here makes me angry...Lots of high-faluting national security talk, meanwhile we have Our task ahead of us’ -- and ‘Our’ is capitalized. Is that the implementation of their ‘insurance policy’?” Johnson also noted that Strzok didn’t think there was any significant evidence to implicate the Trump campaign for Russian collusion : “This is what Strzok texts Page: ‘You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, there would be no question. I hesitate in part because my gut sense and concern is there’s no big ‘there’ there.' " Johnson also told Kilmeade that Strzok and Page tried to make their conversations ‘undiscoverable’ by law enforcement. • • • FIVE MONTHS OF EMAILS GONE MISSING à la THE IRS. The Daily Caller called it " 'Unbelievable’ : FBI Agents’ Missing Text Messages Compared To Lois Lerner Email Scandal." The Daily Caller reported on Sunday that : "The evelation that the FBI 'failed to preserve' five months worth of anti-Trump agents’ text messages is evoking memories of Lois Lerner, the IRS official whose emails mysteriously disappeared during congressional investigations into her targeting of conservative non-profit groups.” • It was on Sunday that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) revealed that the FBI recently told the Justice Department that it was unable to find text messages exchanged between FBI counter-intelligence official Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page. The failure, according to the FBI, was caused by “misconfiguration issues” on FBI-issued Samsung 5 devices used by “many” FBI agents and officials, Stephen Boyd, the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, told HSGAC. 'The result was that data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected,' Boyd wrote." • Senator Johnson, chairman of HSGAC, told Fox News that the text message gap spans the period between December 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, a crucial timespan in the FBI’s Russia investigation, which Strzok was picked to oversee in July 2016. Fox reported that : "During that period, the infamous Steele Dossier was published, Strzok interviewed then-national security advisor Michael Flynn about contacts he had with Russia’s ambassador (he pleaded guilty in December to lying during that interview), and James Comey was fired as FBI director. On the final day of the five-month gap, Robert Mueller was appointed to serve as special counsel on the Russia investigation." Strzok was a member of the Mueller team until July, 2017, when the Justice Department’s inspector general found his anti-Trump exchanges with Page, his mistress. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senator Johnson called the gap “concerning.” • Representative Jim Jordan, who serves on the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees, sees parallels to the Lerner investigation, which he helped steer as a member of the Oversight panel. Jordan told The Daily Caller on Sunday : "That committee battled tooth and nail with the IRS and the Obama White House over records related to Lerner’s targeting of conservative non-profit groups who had applied for tax exempt status. After months of investigation, IRS officials claimed that thousands of Lerner emails from before April 2011 had been lost due to a crash of her email system. The snafu occurred in June 2011, just days after the House Ways and Means Committee requested IRS documents, including emails from Lerner’s division. In a fiery exchange in September 2016, Jordan forced then-IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to acknowledge that he made inaccurate statements about the destruction of Lerner’s emails. Jordan said Sunday that he was not surprised by the IRS’s Lerner mess. But he has different thoughts about the new FBI revelations. 'Everybody knows the IRS is incompetent. But we’re talking about the FBI here. If this is true, they lost the text messages from the guy who was deputy head of counterintelligence? I mean, come on. If this actually happened this is unbelievable, and it’s why we would need to investigate it.” Asked whether the House Judiciary Committee plans to look into the missing texts, Jordan responded, “of course.” Jordan also re-iterated his call for a second special counsel in addition to Mueller to look into the handling of the Russia probe as well as the infamous Steele Russia Dossier : “The time for a special counsel is now,” he said on Twitter after talking to The Daily Caller, joining other Republicans who have pushed for oversight of the Russia probe." North Carolina Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, tweeted : “If it wasn’t already clear we need a second special counsel, it’s abundantly clear now.” • It is very probable that Strzok and Page expressed their political views during those five months of text messages. Last month, the Justice Department released a sample of 375 texts (out of a total of 10,000) that showed Strzok and Page speaking candidly about Trump and Clinton. Strzok referred to Trump as an “idiot” in one text. In another sent shortly before the election, he wrote “F Trump.” In one cryptic message sent on August 15, 2016, just at the beginning of the Russia investigation, Strzok referred to an “insurance policy” that investigators needed to take out in case of a Trump election win. • Senator Johnson's letter to FBI Director Wray cited other email messages -- in a May 4, 2016 text, Strzok and Page discussed the decision by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to drop out of the Republican primaries, a move which cemented Donald Trump’s position as GOP presidential nominee; Strzok responded to that development with a text suggesting that the FBI would have to speed up its Clinton investigation : “Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE....,” Strzok wrote, referring to “Mid-Year Exam,” the FBI’s code name for its Clinton investigation. • The Daily Caller outlines the unanswered questions about these missing emails : "It is unclear whether Strzok and Page deleted any text messages or whether the FBI maintains possession of their work cell phones. It is also unclear how extensive the misconfiguration issue was at the FBI and how many other FBI officials’ text messages were lost....Another mystery swirling around the text message gap is why Congress and the public are only now being told about the missing messages. Details of other Strzok-Page exchanges were revealed in news reports last month. And Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz recently laid out a timeline of its investigation in a letter to Johnson and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley [chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee]. But, Horowitz did not mention the FBI’s 'failure to preserve' five months’ worth of text messages. Horowitz’s office obtained some of the text messages as part of his office’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. Started last January, the investigation is expected to wrap up in the next couple of months." The Daily Caller reports that : "In a December 13 letter to Johnson and Grassley, Horowitz said that he initially requested text messages from various FBI officials up through November 30, 2016. The FBI provided the records to the IG on July 20. Horowitz’s investigators seemingly discovered the biased Strzok-Page exchanges and shared them with Mueller a week later. Strzok, who was detailed from the FBI to Mueller’s Russia investigation, was 'immediately' removed from the team and sent to FBI’s human resources office. After the review of the texts, the IG expanded its request to the FBI for text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page for the period November 30, 2016 and July 28, 2017. The FBI handed over those records on August 10. Strzok’s dismissal was reported several days later, but the FBI, DOJ and Mueller’s office refused to say what happened. The existence of the text messages wasn’t reported until four months later, at the beginning of last month." • • • FBI BIAS AGAINST TRUMP. Yahoo News wrote an article on Sunday about the missing emails that says the FBI lost crucial texts tied to the Clinton probe : "Congressional Republicans have been focusing on Strzok and Page in recent weeks after learning the two had exchanged anti-Trump text messages on their work-issued cell phones. Republicans have said the texts, which referred to Trump as an 'idiot' and a 'loathsome human,' raised concerns the FBI is biased against Trump and may have given Clinton favorable treatment after deciding not to recommend criminal charges in connection with the probe into her use of a private email system while she was Secretary of State." In a letter, Johnson has asked the FBI to follow up with more details about the scope of the lost records, and to tell the committee whether it has conducted searches of their non-government issued devices. • • • THE KNIVES ARE OUT FOR THE FBI ON CAPITOL HILL. That is how TheHill described the situation on Wednesday. Katie Bo Williams wrote : "Conservative lawmakers from four separate committees are raising alarm bells about a tranche of missing text messages between two FBI agents assigned to the investigation into Russia and President Trump’s campaign, saying it calls into 'further question the credibility and objectivity of certain officials at the FBI.' " Meanwhile, TheHill says that House Intelligence Committee lawmakers are refusing to allow the FBI to view a classified four-page memo that GOP members say shows abuse by the bureau of government surveillance powers. Representative Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, said Tuesday, when asked why the FBI’s request to see the document is being denied : “Well, yeah, they’re the ones that had the problem.” • GOP Representative Lee Zeldin of New York urged the relevant congressional committees to act forcefully : “Congress must do everything it can to recover these critical text messages, including subpoenaing Strzok and Page’s cell carriers and requesting the FBI perform a full forensic exam of their employees’ phones in an attempt to recover the messages." • ProgDems and the mainstream media are trying to characterize the Trump White House and Trump supporters in Congress as trying to prevent special counsel Robert Mueller from moving deeper with his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including possible collusion with members of Trump’s campaign. TheHill says it may have been the increasing strain in the FBI - congressional committees relationship that caused the FBI to state publicly that it had requested, and been denied access to, the memo. Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Tuesday called the relationship “rocky,” saying : “2016 and 2017 haven’t been good years for [the Justice Department] and FBI. To say we want to see your memo when for months and months they haven’t let us see lots of stuff we wanted to see -- the memo came from what you gave us, FBI,” Gowdy told Fox News. “There is nothing new in there other than what you gave us and you showed us.” • TheHill says one important question is "whether Republicans will be able to release any of the intelligence used to craft the memo. A working group, including Gowdy, Nunes and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, met over the weekend to discuss the possibility. Nunes has 'a plan,' according to Conaway, but no further details have been made public. In a conversation with The Hill on Monday, Nunes said claims that the memo was unpersuasive without the underlying evidence were an example of Democratic obstruction." • • • INCREASING EVIDENCE OF FBI BIAS AGAINST TRUMP. TheHill says that the five months of missing messages between senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page has thrown gasoline on the fire. Representative John Ratcliffe, a former federal prosecutor who is on the Oversight Committee chaired by Gowdy, told Fox News on Tuesday : It “is harder and harder for us to explain one strange coincidence after another.” Gowdy, Ratcliffe and Senator Ron Johnson revealed on Friday selective excerpts from the texts the bureau did turn over, arguing that they display “stunning” bias against Trump. • Even some former FBI officials concede that the texts between the two officials are damning. Ron Hosko, a former assistant director at the bureau, told TheHill they showed “misconduct [that] has to be addressed.” • • • A SECRET SOCIETY MEETING OFF FBI SITE? The New American has reported that the text messages that are known reveal the existence of a “secret society” that both Strzok and Page belong to. That “secret society” is, according to the New American, comprised of highly placed people in both the FBI and Department of Justice and works against President Trump. Leading Republicans are demanding action to uncover that “secret society.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions says 50,000 text messages were exchanged between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. These 50,000 text messages do not include the ‘missing’ texts. Representative Ratcliffe said after reviewing the 375 new text messages transferred to Congress before the rest got "lost," that he believes there may have been a “secret society” of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump. Ratcliffe and Gowdy spoke with Fox News on Monday after the news broke about the 50,000 new text messages. Gowdy told Fox News that Strzok and Page texted about deleting texts : “Lay aside this glaring five-month gap in text that the world’s premier agency somehow missed [the bias of these agents]. What Johnny [Ratcliffe] and I saw today was a text about not keeping texts. We saw more manifest bias against President Trump all the way through the election into transition.” Ratcliffe added : “It’s a strange coincidence. It’s possible these these messages that were missing, perhaps it is a strange coincidence.” Ratcliffe went on to mention one particular text message that referenced a "secret society" at the FBI : "We know about this insurance policy that was referenced in trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President. We learned today about information in the immediate aftermath of his election that there may have been a 'secret society' of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok that would be working against him. You have this insurance policy in the Spring of 2016 and then the day after the election...there's a text exchange between these two FBI agents -- these two (supposed to be objective, fact-centric) FBI agents saying, 'perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.' So of course I'm gonna want to know what 'secret society' are you talking about -- because you're supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the Electoral College." He added, "Yeah, I'm gonna want to know." • In addition, Representative Ratcliffe told Fox News that former FBI director James Comey needs to come back to Capitol Hill to testify again under oath on the question of when the decision to exonerate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was made. The latest batch of text messages between Strzok and Page suggests that Comey was coordinating with Attorney General Lynch on the decision well ahead of his July 5 press conference. Trey Gowdy added : "It's really clear to me that the decision was made in May of 2016 -- two months before the press conference. Of course Loretta Lynch knew she wasn't going to be charged. Everyone except the public knew that she was not going to be charged." • • • TALK OF A SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL. On Monday, PJMEDIA claimed that : "There is serious talk on Capitol Hill about the appointment of a second special counsel amid several new bombshell revelations swirling around the Trump/Russia probe. First, there are the allegations of shocking and substantial government surveillance abuses under President Obama outlined in the FISA abuse memo. Secondly, the FBI lost five months of key text messages between the anti-Trump/pro-Clinton FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. And now there's talk of a 'secret society' of officials within the FBI that apparently met the day after the election of Donald J. Trump to plot against the President-Elect." Representative Jim Jordan has said that the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena top FBI and Justice officials. • • • SESSIONS ORDERS INVESTIGATION OF FBI'S MISSING EMAILS. Liberty Headlines and The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation inot the missing Strzok-Page texts. Sessions issued a statement saying : “I have spoken to the inspector general and a review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way. If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken. We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source. If we are successful, we will update the congressional committees immediately.” • AG Sessions’ order to launch this investigation comes as part of a flood of other similar investigations ordered by Sessions. This investigation will focus on the FBI’s failure to preserve the text messages, which are seen as evidence in an already ongoing investigation into the FBI’s mishandling of the Clinton e-mail investigation. In that investigation, there appears to have been a decision -- before all the facts were known and even before many key witnesses (including Clinton herself) were interviewed -- to clear Clinton of any wrongdoing. The New American says it was not an “investigation.” It was a “cover-up.” • • • HANNITY WAS RIGHT -- THE "MISSING" FBI TEXTS HAVE BEEN FOUND. In a stunning scoop, Fox News' Hannity reported on Wednesday that : "The Justice Department has started recovering some of the missing texts between two FBI officials under scrutiny for alleged anti-Trump views, citing DOJ sources who, Hannity said, told him they have begun to recover some of the texts from that time period. Specific content from those texts has not been released. • And, on Thursday, a letter obtained by TheHill -- from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson -- states that the messages from December 2016 to May 2017, previously thought missing due to a technological glitch affecting FBI phones, have been found. Federal law enforcement officials told Fox News on Wednesday that thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by the technical glitch that apparently prevented those Strzok and Page messages from being stored or uploaded into the bureau’s archive system. The Horowitz letter, quoted by TheHill, reads : “The [Office of the Inspector General] has been investigating this matter, and, this week, succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices.” Horowitz wrote in the letter to Johnson and Grassley that his office will provide copies of the recovered texts to the Justice Department, after which leadership can decide how to proceed with distributing the information to Senate committees. • That is a step forward, but it is still not certain that the three congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election will actually see all the emails. The Department of Justice on Thursday called on the House Intelligence Committee to immediately share a copy of a classified memo that allegedly details how FBI and Justice Department officials abused the country's surveillance programs. DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said on Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime" : "We’d very much like to act on any wrongdoing that’s gone on at the Department of Justice....This attorney general has made clear that we’re going to be extraordinarily transparent about everything that’s gone on and if there’s been any wrongdoing, we want to know about it." she said. Representative Nunes, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, has denied the FBI's and DOJ's requests for the memo. Isgur Flores noted that the FBI and DOJ provided the documents that Nunes and his staff ultimately used in the memo : “Well, we’ve provided the House Intelligence Committee with over a thousand pages of classified documents and if they have evidence of wrongdoing, we’d very much like to see it." The Justice Department's spokeswoman warned that releasing the memo without review could have serious consequences for other matters of national security : “Well, the information in the memo, at this point, is classified and so that’s classified for a reason...a number of congressmen have expressed a lot of concern about it. So we want to see the memo while it’s classified rather than wait for this process to play out. So we’d like to see it right now." • So, we may now be looking at a turf fight between the DOJ and Congress over emails and memos. • • • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION "LOST" A LOT OF DOCUMENTS. American Thinker's Jack Hellner wrote an article on Tuesday with the title "The feds repeatedly manage to lose or intentionally destroy evidence against powerful people the Deep State supports." Hellner writes of past "losses" : "What a coincidence! And not the first time the feds have gotten rid of embarrassing data. The NSA, too, 'accidentally destroyed' destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits....Originally reported as a glitch, the State Department said several minutes of tape disappeared. Does anyone believe that the State Department, which tells us it can analyze everything in the world, somehow can't figure out who deleted or who ordered the deletion? The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that someone in its public affairs bureau made a 'deliberate' request that several minutes of tape be cut from the video of a 2013 press briefing in which a reporter asked if the administration had lied about secret talks with Iran. The embarrassing admission by State Department spokesman John Kirby came three weeks after another spokesperson insisted that a 'glitch' had caused the gap, discovered only last month by the reporter whose questioning had mysteriously disappeared....Somehow, IRS computers mysteriously crashed and especially those that were related to targeting of conservative groups. Does anyone believe that the Justice Department did a serious investigation of the IRS, or was it just a 'matter' like Hillary's emails? The Internal Revenue Service is missing e-mails from five more employees whose records could shed light on the agency's targeting scandal, but there are no signs that its personnel have intentionally destroyed evidence, according to an IRS review....I am sure that only personal emails were wiped from Hillary's computer. We can trust her. One part of the story that remains unknown, CNN's Brianna Keilar says, is when exactly Clinton wiped her email server clean. I'm sure nothing destroyed would have been of any interest to investigators or the public....The FBI gave Hillary's aides a deal when they agreed to destroy [their] laptops. Immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement obliging the FBI to destroy their laptops after reviewing the devices, House Judiciary Committee sources told Fox News on Monday. Sources said the arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson also limited the search to no later than Jan. 31, 2015. This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public -- in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice, sources said....Neither the FBI nor any intelligence agency actually analyzed DNC computers, but somehow they are sure the Russians did it. Trusting a third party's report when the DNC hired the third party would be like Al Capone hiring accountants to analyze his tax records and the Justice Department trusting the analysis. Instead, whether because they were denied access or simply never asked for it, the FBI instead used the analysis of the DNC breach conducted by security firm CrowdStrike as the basis for its investigation....Somehow the Justice Department was able to find records that it claimed never existed regarding the 'non-planned' meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton. After claiming there were no official records related to the infamous summer 2016 meeting between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her private plane in Phoenix, the FBI is now admitting [that] documents do exist and there are dozens of them." • • • DEAR READERS, the Deep State and the ProgDems and their lapdog mainstream media ought to stop pretending they are interested in transparency or being objective in their actions or even wanting plain old American justice. They are a pack of coyotes -- a cabal -- of Swamp Creatures determined to take over the US government, shred the Constitution, and be freed from the last vestiges of the rule of law that they have not already destroyed. To do that requires that they get rid of President Trump and put Hillary into the White House -- although just how they think they can pull this off while a Republican Speaker sits in constitutional line to be President after the Vice President, should the Swampy Deep State manage to deep six both Trump and Pence. Maybe the Trump security group ought to begin to double up on security details for Paul Ryan before he becomes another highly implausible "suicide." Justice? the cabal still doesn't care who murdered DNC staff member Seth Rich. • But, a majority of Americans are beginning to pay attention and they do not like what they see. The latest Rasmussen poll a shows that 49% of those polled want a special prosecutor to investigate the embattled FBI, while only 31% do not. Another 19% are on the fence. According to this poll, Breitbart says : "the public vehemently disagrees with James Comey, the disgraced former FBI Director who has used his Twitter account to call for an 'independent' FBI, which presumably means an FBI that is never criticized or investigated by the American people’s chosen representatives in Congress -- a frightening thought by way of a banana republic attitude....A year after President Trump fired Comey, we now know that Comey’s tenure resulted in the kind of partisan behavior that resembles the secret police, including the indefensible exoneration of Hillary Clinton over her email scandal, a 'secret society' to bring down Trump, an 'insurance plan' should Trump win the election, and a partnership with the Clinton campaign to fund a discredited dossier that was used to justify the FISA warrants so the Obama administration could spy on the Trump campaign. Worse still, as we have just learned, the FBI has somehow managed to disappear five crucial months’ worth of texts between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, two top FBI officials directly involved in Hillary Clinton’s exoneration, the Russian dossier, the phony collusion investigation, the 'secret society,' and the 'insurance policy.' ” The Rasmussen poll results show that "the public knows the truth and wants something done. The issue of a special prosecutor looking into the FBI is not even as partisan as one might imagine," says Breitbart -- 62% of Republicans want the FBI investigated, a 49% of unaffiliated voters agree, and Democrats are almost equally divided on the issue, with 38% wanting an investigation, and only 40% saying no, with 22% of Democrats on the fence. • As for the missing text messages, Rasmussen found that only 31% believe the FBI’s explanation that it was an honest mistake. A solid majority of 58% believe the FBI is hiding something, that “it is likely that the FBI or the agent in question destroyed those messages to hide something from investigators.” • And, on the issue of Comey and his FBI cronies letting Clinton off without prosecution, 64% of all voters believe “Clinton is likely to have broken the law by sending and receiving e-mails containing classified information through a private e-mail server while serving as Secretary of State.” Fourteen months ago, only 53% disagreed with the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Clinton. • All indicators point to an awakening of American public opinion and it favors investigating the FBI and going after Hillary -- by means of a special counsel free of political attachments. The New American states : "All of these revelations connect -- in one way or another -- to the Trump/Russia collusion narrative put forth by leading Democrats that is responsible for the probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. That probe -- and the lies on which it stands -- are coming unraveled as more information comes to light." Even Strzok -- who held a lead role in the Mueller probe -- admitted he does not believe there is anything to the allegations of Trump/Russia collusion. In a text message to Page in May 2017, he wrote that he was hesitant to join the probe because “you and I both know the odds are nothing.” • We can only hope the ongoing multiple investigations will be allowed to be completed and finally prove Strzok right in judging that Trump did nothing wrong. And, we can contact our Senators and House members and tell them we support their courageous efforts to protect the Republic from this outrageous and insurrectionist ProgDem cabal against the duly elected President of the United States.