In an interview with WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) read aloud a jaw-dropping May 19, 2017 text that anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok sent to Lisa Page two days after the Mueller investigation was launched, while Strzok was on that team.
“You and I both know the odds are nothing,” Strzok stated. “If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.”
Strzok was removed from the Mueller probe in July after the Justice Department’s inspector general discovered his anti-Trump text exchanges with Page.
As the FBI’s deputy counterintelligence chief, Strzok was picked in July 2016 to oversee the FBI’s internal investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. Prior to that, he was a top investigator on the Clinton email server investigation.
That text message was one of 400 new pages of text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page.
Senator Johnson said that Congress needs to see the so-called “missing” text messages because Strzok and Page were “completely unguarded in their communication.”
“So we’re getting insight into exactly what is happening inside the FBI at the highest levels. And who knows who else they might implicate in terms of corruption,” he said.