Elder Patriot – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told reporters Monday that former FBI attorney Lisa Page’s closed-door testimony to the House Judiciary Committee contradicted that of the former FBI lead agent, Peter Strzok, in the Mid Year Exam (MYE). The MYE was the codename given to the FBI’s internal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of her emails.
“I think there are significant differences between their testimony about important material facts. She gave us a lot of new information that we didn’t have before. That will lead us to ask for some more people to make some more requests for information we do not yet have. On many cases, she admits that the text messages mean exactly what they say as opposed to agent Strzok, who thinks all misinterpreted his own words on any text message that might be negative.”
Page alleged that a cabal within the upper levels of the FBI had concealed evidence that Chinese state-backed “assets” had hacked, and were in possession of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s missing 33,000 emails, according to a source familiar with her testimony.
Politifact has stamped this story as false and without corroboration. But, an examination of its headline tells a different story:
No evidence that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page blamed the Chinese for DNC hack
It appears that Politifact has deliberately conflated the DNC server with Hillary’s Blackberry in order to discredit reporting about Clinton’s improper use of the the Blackberry. The fact is the Espionage Act is clear: mishandling sensitive information – knowingly or unknowingly – is a felony whether or not that information winds up in the possession of a foreign actor.
If the account of Page’s testimony is accurate, it contradicts that of former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and fired lead investigator Peter Strzok.
According to Page, at least when it came to Hillary’s emails, Russia wasn’t the culprits. China was.
The successful hack of Hillary Clinton’s personal Blackberry was first reported on May 12, 2016, six months before the presidential election, by Patrick Howley, in Breitbart:
WASHINGTON — Newly released emails show that Hillary Clinton was aware of the security problems with her personal Blackberry but used the device anyway for sending and receiving emails.
Clinton’s knowledge of the Blackberry problem — and her apparent disregard for its implications — marks a crucial point in any potential criminal case that could be made against her by the Department of Justice.
“… Clinton kept on using the Blackberry for classified information, at least until 2011. Her top aide, Wendy Sherman, made clear in a 2013 video that Clinton was exchanging classified emails on her Blackberry that could not have existed on a non-classified system.
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While this does not address the extent of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, if corroborated, it does show the extent to which the FBI was willing to go to to protect both Hillary Clinton and the Chinese government. This raises the question of whether China (and other foreign actors) were also involved in attacking our election? Or, are they content buying the fealty of elected officials after they’re elected?
It would also provide sufficient evidence to revive charges against Clinton of having violated the Espionage Act even if China did not successfully hack anything. Mrs. Clinton knew what she was doing making her actions grossly negligent but continued doing so for a number of years after she had been advised to stop.
The question is now raised, when the full truth about the Trump-Russia deception is finally exposed how will the mainstream media, that is so heavily vested in the crumbling narrative, be able to walk back the last two years of its near hysterical reporting and still be able to maintain even an appearance of objectivity?