Elder Patriot – Chuck Grassley is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. After examining text messages between two high level FBI agents, Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page, he sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray ripping former director Comey:
“In October 2015, then-Director Comey said, ‘If you know my folks…they don’t give a rip about politics.’…They cared very much about politics, to the detriment of the Bureau’s mission and objectivity.”
Grassley was referencing multiple texts between Strzok and Page:
Page: “One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”
Strzok: “Agreed. I called [FBI counterintelligence head] Bill [Priestap] and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.”
Priestap was Strzok’s boss. In the least Page, Strzok, and Bill Priestap appear to have entered into a conspiracy to tank an investigation. As head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Unit Priestap reported directly to Comey. Are we to believe that Comey had no knowledge of this plot?
In another text Page wrote, “Rybicki just called to check in. He very clearly 100% believes that Andy should be recused because of the ‘perception.”
The references are to James Rybicki then-FBI Chief of Staff and Andy is the FBI’s Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe. Did they also conspire to keep Comey in the dark? All of this defies logic.
Even if Comey had not been told about these plans he’d have to be deaf, dumb, and blind as to how the investigation was unfolding. And, that should’ve been nearly impossible because that meant the investigative affairs division of the FBI deliberately allowed rogue agents to destroy copious amounts of evidence, grant immunity to key witnesses without reason, and fail to put key deponents – including Hillary – under oath and never reported it to Comey.
Unless, of course they did report the abuses to Comey and he buried them. That raises the question, why and from where did he feel so much pressure to give Hillary a pass?
In either event, there existed a broad conspiracy to save Hillary Clinton’s bacon within the highest levels of the FBI.
More to come…