Strzok and Page texts suggested they wanted to find people to spy on Trump team AFTER election; Trump UNLOADS

It’s being reported tonight that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page apparently wanted to use a post election briefing to see if they could develop some spy relationships in the Trump administration.

And it also reveals that they already had one contact in the White House, the Chief of Staff for Mike Pence.

Here’s more:

FOX NEWS – Text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page indicate they discussed using briefings to the Trump team after the 2016 election to identify people they could “develop for potential relationships,” track lines of questioning and “assess” changes in “demeanor” – language one GOP lawmaker called “more evidence” of irregular conduct in the original Russia probe.

Fox News has learned the texts, initially released in 2018 by a Senate committee, are under renewed scrutiny, with GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security Committee chair Ron Johnson sending a letter Thursday night to Attorney General Bill Barr pushing for more information on the matter.

“Any improper FBI surveillance activities that were conducted before or after the 2016 election must be brought to light and properly addressed,” the senators wrote.

The text messages begin on the evening of Nov. 17 — nine days after the election. The string discusses an email and briefing to “Pence,” presumably Vice President-elect Mike Pence – and appears to refer to another upcoming briefing.

The messages showed Strzok and Page debating staffing for the upcoming briefing and whether it would make sense to stay with the same agent or send a different one. It is unclear from the texts whether these were part of the formal transition-period briefings between outgoing or incoming administrations or routine intelligence briefings.

The texts themselves…

“Re above re email, it might be more important for (redacted) to know that (redacted) briefed Pence, no?” Page writes.

Strzok responds: “I think that’s a good idea. I”ll talk with (redacted) so they build messaging/don’t overlap.”

The texts continue with Strzok telling Page he consulted “Bill” – a possible reference to his supervisor, Bill Priestap – about who to send to handle the briefing.

Strzok: “Talking with Bill. Do we want (redacted) to go with (redacted) instead of (redacted) for a variety of [reasons]?”

Page: “Hmm. Not sure. Would it be unusual to have show up again? Maybe another agent from the team?”

Strzok: “Or, he’s ‘the CI [counter-intelligence] guy.’ Same.might make sense. He can assess if [there] are any new Qs, or different demeanor. If (redacted’s) husband is there, he can see if there are people we can develop for potential relationships.”



Sarah Carter adds this important piece of information about Pence’s Chief of Staff being a contact for Strzok:

The texts and sources reveal that Strzok had one significant contact within the White House – Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Joshua Pitcock, whose wife was working as an analyst for Strzok on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. A senior White House official told this news site that Pitcock’s wife recused herself from the Clinton investigation as soon as Pence and Trump became the Republican nominees in July 2016. A senior law enforcement official also told SaraACarter.com that Pitcock’s wife no longer worked under Strzok after she recused herself from the Clinton investigation.

However, the text messages uncovered from November, 2016 and have left questions lingering about the relationship between Strzok, Pitcock and his wife among congressional investigators and lawmakers.

Trump unloaded on Strzok and Page on Hannity tonight, via Fox News:

President Trump, speaking to Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, responded to this report by unloading on Strzok and Page.

“They were trying to infiltrate the administration,” Trump told Sean Hannity. “Really, it’s a coup. It’s spying. It’s hard to believe in this country we would have had that.” Trump called the news “very disconcerting,” and emphasized that the Justice Department’s watchdog previously faulted Strzok’s communications with Page.

Here is Trump’s full interview with Hannity if you want to listen to it. The relevant portion begins around the 2:30 mark:

 
And below are the actual texts:

Strzok-Page text readout by on Scribd

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ShantiGirl
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I hope every single piece of evidence that can be had comes out and the Senate Judicial Committee investigates everyone within 6 degrees of Obama, and Obama himself, so that at least those members of the Deep State go to jail. Let them all be a cautionary tale so it doesn’t happen again.

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So has the trial been scheduled yet?

Factotum
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Huber report due to come out soon and will carry criminal referrals – who and for what remains to be seen but his task was to look for FBI employee bias and FBI leaks to the media.

sjmom
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It’s going to take awhile but the truth, as sordid as it is, will be known. People are going to be prosecuted for sure. I certainly expect Strzok to be one of them.

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Peter strozk needs to get the steel on his wrist

BlackR1
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Trump: “It’s hard to believe in this country we would have had that (spying on his administration).”

Actually, it ISN’T, it’s quite believable and will become a “Norm” and a scary REALITY if we continue to have such a bloated, out-of-control Federal Government.

Our Federal Government is soo vast and over powerful that this SAME SCENARIO can certainly happen again, with EASE, unless action is taken.

If you’re truly concerned about making sure this doesn’t happen again, slash the size of the Federal Government! Only YOU can.

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Strzok and Page seem very at ease and business as usual in these texts.

This isn’t their first time doing this.

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Show of hands, who believes something will actually come of all this?

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I’m cautiously optimistic simply because Trump isnt in the system, he has no loyalty to it.

Burn it down.

sjmom
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The IG, Huber and now AG Barr are all investigating. I fully expect indictments.

Factotum
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Follow the Huber report, then we can see how or if they get away with this. Government employee union are very, very powerful. They protect their own.

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AvatarDrkjk I expect there will be some indictments and cleanup in the DOJ. I also expect some people will get away with it, because following the evidence all the way to the top leads to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And at least one of those is untouchable.

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Jasper Fakkert (@JasperFakkert) Tweeted:
What did Joe Biden know about the spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections? @jason_meister @mhruskin

https://t.co/FLvxMCo6Lm https://twitter.com/JasperFakkert/status/1121588245551304704?s=17

NeverTrumpAlwaysConservative
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But Trump’s cuddling with Putin while trying to secure a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow……and encouraging and taking a foreign adversaries help to win a election is not treason.

ROFL!

Tracy
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I pity you.

Dr. Strangelove
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“Ah pity the fool.” – Mr. T

Dr. Strangelove
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Yawn.

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^^^^ Moon Bat^^^^

Finrod Felagund
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[citation needed]

Rick
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Except there is no evidence of that. Certainly a person link you who claims to be “Always Conservative” would have to agree that everyone, including President Trump, is “Innocent till proven guilty in a court of law”. Otherwise you can’t claim to be conservative.

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Name change suggestion:
NeverTrumpAlwaysAfool

Factotum
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Is this what gets you up in the morning so you can go to your flunkie government job, wasting our tax dollars on our company computers when you should be pushing papers instead?

hubman
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Damn the evidence! I know he’s guilty!!

No thanks. I get enough of that from the media.

Tracy
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This is why Senate Republicans arent saying much about the Mueller report….they know what information is yet to be released.

It’s going to get very ugly for Obama.

NeverTrumpAlwaysConservative
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Besides Mitt Romney has a Republican in the Senate admitted to reading the report?

Better yet when are the people trashing our FBI going to read it?

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@never

Possible that they know what was left out of the Mueller dossier.

That will be revealed.

Lillie Belle
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TracyTracy The last sentence of Never’s comment was a dead giveaway!!

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle hmm idea

Factotum
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From day one, it was obvious Obama was a charlatan fraud – “healing” all those fainting ladies at his early rallies. SEIU bought him and dumped him on us for nearly $1 billion dollars in government employee union member donations.

Rick
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There are a lot of people that should be hanging from the yard arm of the USS Constitution.

NeverTrumpAlwaysConservative
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Trump should at least be tarred and feathered…..

Dr. Strangelove
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For what? Your hurt feelings?

Lillie Belle
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@Dr. Strangelove Do you wonder which one of the benders this is trolling us? The letter to Kram Nivel recently was brought to my attention and the hatred toward us seems to have grown much.

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle they think we are dying off over here. silly

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TracyTracy I can’t believe the absolute hatred of anything Trump and of us. And, they embrace so much of the left now because of their hatred, yet claim to still be conservatives and so much smarter than the rest of us. They were actually applauding AOC and her intelligence recently!! I never go over there anymore, but after my attention was drawn to the letter to Kram I wound up reading quite a bit. It was so disgusting.

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Lillie BelleLillie Belle

Obsession is an ugly thing

Dr. Strangelove
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Really? Hahahahaha!

Tracy
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@Doc Yes our comment numbers are a frequent topic over there.

They didnt like me calling their open threads a chatroom tho silly

Dr. Strangelove
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There are lots of things that they don’t like. If we’re still a continual topic over there, it only proves that they’re still butthurt.

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@Lillie I thought that it was just one of our run of the mill, drive-by trolls. The Dark Site rarely crosses my mind anymore, unless someone brings it up. I had a discussion with Steve Wood after Kram’s letter and I finished it up by telling him that I hope they find someone else to hate when Trump is gone.

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Ever think how much interest the public sector union bosses have taking Trump down? What else do they do with their flush employee union dues but troll the internet sowing seeds of discontent.

Too bad when “people” get polled they are not required to disclose if they are government employee union members or unions bosses. There are 13 million of them so what chances do you think they offer their own self-interested answers in opinion polls about Trump?

Rick
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Nice Troll name troll.

But, Trumps only mistake was not “Locking her up”.

Dr. Strangelove
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O/T: Half a million dollars worth of colostomy equipment was stolen in Philadelphia. Cops think that it was an inside job.

trytothink
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No shit?

Tracy
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@strangelove and @ttt
Yall are both terrible. lol

Dr. Strangelove
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Thanks!

sjmom
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Biden was in Philly yesterday. Hmmmm. grin

Dr. Strangelove
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Well, things must be looking up for him.

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Seems like they didn’t just try, they succeeded.

PVG
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Just heartbreaking the level of corruption in this nation. I am so glad my father is not around to see this. Very sad indeed!

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AvatarPVG I know what you mean. Every time I hear a Dem (just today, for example, Biden) complain that Trump is “taking our country away from WHO WE ARE” I want to scream because of their projection. Look at how far THEY have already “fundamentally transformed” our country and they’re just getting started.

My parents, like your Dad, God rest their souls, would never understand all this.

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@nc It’s sad, because people are so un- and misinformed that they swallow the garbage that Biden, O’Rourke, AOC, etc., put out. People like us here are a shrinking minority.

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And shrinking with a quickness.

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We will find out next year if we really are a shrinking minority, or, if I optimistically suspect, we are part of the new silent majority who is looking at this wave after wave of insanity on the Left in horror.

I’m not saying they are big fans of Trump, but the Dem candidates are terrifying. The New Green Deal? Who can take that seriously?

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I hope that you’re right.

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The projection tactic is perfect for the demonRats. I have been cautioned by other posters on conservative sites, not to use demonRats in lieu of democrats because it was “unbecoming” of the conservative image. That being said, I feel that the anti-God, anti-life, anti-American party that is not the Republican party, should be properly named as the socialist demonRat party of Amerika. That would be more accurate. I cannot think of a single demonRat that I would vote for. I despise them. But, as some would say, what about a conservative demonRat running in your congressional district, who happens to be more conservative than the Republican RINO running? Well, I would vote for the RINO because Pelosi and Schumer have a way of hammering their caucus into voting the “proper” way. That lesson needs to be blasted out continuously for the ignorant voters nationwide. Any vote for a demonRat running… Read more »

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AvatarH2O The Democratic Party is the Party of Evil. All you have to do is look at the positions they hold/espouse, So it would seem appropriate to me to call members of the Party of Evil, the Party of the Devil, DemonRats.

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AvatarH2O A great way to refer to them without being blatant as in “demonRat” (which would only turn off anyone but the choir) is to call them by the name I always knew them as, the Democrat Party. Sometime in the last several years they sneakily insisted we all call them the “Democratic Party.” I refuse. So that’s my little passive-aggressive advice. wink

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@nc

That’s what makes them so evil and hypocritical. LIARS. And most people are too lazy to educate themselves and understand what’s really going on and how awful these jackals really are. How else can these evil ones get elected/reelected if not for ignorance? Well, and greed. Well okay, and godlessness. And indoctrination. My point is too many people don’t seem to want to know or care.

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My parents are still around. They are not happy with all this nonsense. Even my mom, who has traditionally seemed like she wasn’t worried about politics, is pretty disgusted with the Democrats.

ryan-o
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It’s going to get worse.

Renny
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Makes you wonder just who the …. they thought they were? Really?! Spies in the White House monitoring what for what reason?

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Huber FBI investigation of this pair due out shortly- looking for bias among the FBI and leaks from this agency.. Is this a hint of what is to come?

Looks like Strozk used Page as a direct go-between to McCabe, out of the normal chain of command, over-riding his real boss – Preistep. Very weird.

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Slightly off the point, but it’s an absolute miracle how you folks can find the ugliest pictures of these two nasties. I was left wondering how they were ever appealing to anyone as repulsive as those pictures are!

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That is all I can think too. That picture of Strzok gives me the creeps. The only thing worse is the video of it. Ick.

Dr. Strangelove
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TalithaTalitha There’s probably a site devoted to it. Peopleattheirugliest.com or something.

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No thanks. I’m going to have nightmares as it is!

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LOL

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TalithaTalitha

Scoop and Sooper manage to get pictures of their inner selves.

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Sometimes the evil within shows up in pictures.

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TalithaTalitha That was my first thought, too.

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