Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was grilled for several hours by members of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday on the ongoing Mueller investigation.
And a major portion of that grilling was consumed by questions about the nature and timing of the DOJ’s demotion of infamous agent Peter Strzok for his biased anti-Trump texts with his mistress.
And what was revealed is much more damning than previously thought.
In particular was a single text that suggested Obama agents at the DOJ had discussed a strategy to ensure Donald Trump wouldn’t win the presidential election.
Rest assured House members won’t let that go unaddressed.
This is a can of worms begging to be opened.
Get your fishing poles ready.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spent several hours this morning in front of the House Judiciary Committee in an oversight hearing to answer questions related to Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 election.
The issue of FBI agent Peter Strzok and the text messages he sent to his mistress, FBI agent Lisa Page, was a focus for GOP members as they attempted to get Rosenstein to answer if Strzok’s overt bias — as evidenced by his own texts — influenced his role as an investigator into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government operatives.
But taken together, GOP members had a broader, implied, and more singular question: Were the Obama FBI and Department of Justice actively attempting to ensure that Donald Trump was never elected president?
There’s little doubt, based on Strzok’s own texts, that he had a clear bias against Donald Trump (less clear is if he also had a deep affection for Hillary Clinton). This is problematic enough from a public perception angle, as Patterico wrote earlier today. His overt bias was disturbing to his boss as well; he was removed from the investigation into Russian collusion once Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who had tapped him for his investigation team, was alerted to the text exchanges.
The most damning text exchange, one that was mentioned at least 3 times during the hearing, between Strzok and Page was sent in August 2016, and seems to indicate a desire on the part of Strzok to ensure that Trump never saw the Oval Office:
Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): “I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy’s office-that there’s no way he gets elected-but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.It’s like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you’re 40”
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 13, 2017