It looks like Strzok and Page weren’t the only ones leaking before the Trump-Russia probe.
While somewhat cryptic, it appears that another agency, referred to by Strzok as ‘sisters’, were also ‘leaking like mad’:
FOX NEWS – New text messages between ex-FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal others were “leaking like mad” in the run-up to the Trump-Russia collusion probe, according to new communications between the former lovers obtained exclusively by Fox News.
A lengthy exchange dated Dec. 15, 2016 appears to reveal a potential leak operation for “political” purposes.
“Oh, remind me to tell you tomorrow about the times doing a story about the rnc hacks,” Page texted Strzok.
“And more than they already did? I told you Quinn told me they pulling out all the stops on some story…” Strzok replied.
A source told Fox News “Quinn” could be referring to Richard Quinn, who served as the chief of the Media and Investigative Publicity Section in the Office of Public Affairs. Quinn could not be reached for comment.
Strzok again replied: “Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried, and political, they’re kicking into overdrive.”
It is unclear at this point to whom Strzok was referring when he used the term “sisters.”
A former FBI agent and spokesman told Fox News that ‘sisters’ could refer to “any intelligence agency or any other federal law enforcement agency”. It’s impossible to know which.
However might I suggest investigators first look at the former Director of the CIA?
They also tweeted about putting more classified information into their….leaks?
Following the text about “sisters leaking,” Strzok wrote to Page:
“And we need to talk more about putting C reporting in our submission. They’re going to declassify all of it…”
Page replied: “I know. But they’re going to declassify their stuff, how do we withhold…”
“We will get extraordinary questions. What we did what we’re doing. Just want to ensure everyone is good with it and has thought thru all implications,” Strzok wrote. “CD should bring it up with the DD.”
Here’s some help translating:
A source told Fox News that “C” is likely in reference to classified information, whereas “CD” is Cyber Division, and DD could refer to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
It is unclear what “submission” Strzok and Page were referring to.
You might be wondering where all of these new texts are coming from…
A source told Fox News that the messages were part of a newly released batch of Strzok-Page communications from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, uncovered as part of his investigation into the start of the FBI’s Russia investigation.
A spokesman for the inspector general declined to comment to Fox News.
Seeing all of this gives me the feeling the next report by the inspector general is going to be blockbuster. But as was pointed out on Fox News, it probably won’t come out until after the election in November. I believe they have rules about releasing reports close to an election.