“She admits there was almost no evidence on collusion, yet they continued with WITCH HUNT!”
So said Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky who has joined the ranks of Americans outraged by the squanderous waste of taxpayer money, time, and energy that have been spent investigating the fruitless Trump-Russia collusion accusations brought by the failed Democrats after the 2016 presidential election. “She” is fired FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
On March 13, 2019, Sen. Paul tweeted:
“This deserves more attention! FBI Mistress, Lisa Page, confirmed to House Judiciary, there was an anti-Trump Insurance Policy, and it’s the fake Russian investigation! She admits there was almost no evidence on collusion, yet they continued with WITCH HUNT!”
President Donald J. Trump tweeted afterward:
“I agree with Rand Paul. This is a total disgrace and should NEVER happen to another President!”
The disgrace in question is the relentless FBI persecution Trump and his associates have faced from the Democrats since the election under the Robert Mueller inquiry, the purpose of which is to produce legal grounds to support impeachment proceedings against the U.S. President.
No such grounds have been produced -and now, transcripts just released into the public domain show that Lisa Page told a joint congressional task force last year, in closed-door testimony, that she and her extramarital lover and FBI colleague Peter Strozk knew that evidence to support Trump’s removal from the highest office in the land were unlikely ever to surface.
The FBI promised agent Strzok a promotion if he could find the legal means to impeach the newly-elected President Trump. This was the (illegal) political bias that led off the federal investigation that has dragged on and, seemingly, refuses to die an honorable death.
U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) heard Page’s 2018 testimony. On March 12, he tweeted:
“The newly released transcripts of my interview with Lisa Page indicate that Peter Strzok had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia prior to the launch of the FBI and special counsel investigations into the matter.”
Ratcliffe included part of the congressional transcript where he questioned Page about a text Strozk had sent her to discuss the odds of showing a collusive connection between Russian leadership and the Trump election:
“So…he [Strozk] texts you and says: ‘You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there, no question. I hesitate, in part, because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.’ What’s he talking about?”
Page replied, under oath:
“So I think this represents that even as far as May of 2017, we still couldn’t answer the question…” Page testified that her illicit lover Strzok had considered how failure to find the political dirt his bosses wanted on Trump might stunt the FBI agent’s career.
Strzok texted Page:
“If this is going to fizzle out and be nothing, then I shouldn’t sort of sacrifice my sort of long-term career prospects. If it’s going to end in impeachment, that’s kind of a big deal. I mean, put aside who it is, put aside how we feel about it. You know, that’s monumental.”
It is frightening to realize that people with an “I mean” and “You know” mentality are in charge of the nation’s top law enforcement organization. Yet, here we see FBI agent Strzok weighing the pros and cons of pursuing a line of inquiry he believes has zero chance of success – because, “you know,” impeaching a U.S. president is “monumental.” Strzok might as well have said impeachment would be “epic” or “rad.”
Page also said that when the FBI recommended charging Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with mishandling eyes-only federal information on a private email server she had set up while she was Secretary of State under Democratic President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the FBI to back down. This happened during the last few remaining weeks before the November presidential election.
Ratcliffe sent this tweet on March 12:
“Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”
Ratcliffe cited the closed-door testimony from Page:
“…when you say advice you got from the Department [DOJ], you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to –”
Page replied, “That is correct.”
Page’s testimony jives with the conspiracy theory that Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, made an illegal airport tarmac deal with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to persuade former FBI Director James Comey not to charge Mrs. Clinton before the national vote.
The Democrats, working secretly through the FBI and Justice Department, have been playing the American people for fools for years.
Ironically, rather than summon the means to oust Trump, the FBI and the Justice Department have helped prove to the American people that Democratic influence, rather than federal law, has been running the country for quite a long time.
The FBI and the DOJ appear now to be lynch-pins in the Swamp being drained on Capitol Hill.
The question before us now is: will Democratic anti-Trump bias be held accountable under U.S. law and prosecuted to the full extent? Or will the nation continue to let the tail wag the dog?
Think of all the resources wasted over this trumped-up affair.
There is an old saying:
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
We the People do not have to allow these corrupt and powerful law enforcement agencies to fool us all again with resource-wasting false accusations against the Republican president, coupled with legal protections for Democratic leaders. If we do, shame on us.