The Democrats have been talking about collusion for over a year and insisting that it exists, and it does, but not with President Trump or his campaign, and they know it, they just won’t acknowledge it. Nor will the mainstream media who are co-conspirators in keeping the fake news Russia conspiracy swirling around the president. They are desperate for any distraction from the truth and that can be proven simply by watching CNN for a short time.
Point in case, you will not hear about the new text messages discovered by congressional investigators between the two FBI lovebirds who were colluding against President Trump since the presidential election.
The text messages revealed that one of the agents who worked on the Trump-Russia investigation was close friends with the judge who had presided over Michael Flynn’s case before being abruptly recused.
The text messages, handed over by the Justice Department to Congress, show that FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page, had discussed Strzok’s personal relationship with District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras and whether or not it would be a conflict of interest.
According to investigative journalist Sara Carter, Page wrote to Strzok on July 25, 2016, referring to the secret court that grants surveillance warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: “Rudy is on the FISC! Did you know that? Just appointed two months ago.”
Strzok responds later: “I did. We talked about it before and after. I need to get together with him.”
He also wrote: “….She brought up a good point about being circumspect in talking to him in terms of not placing him into a situation where he’d have to recuse himself.”
Page responded: “I can’t imagine you either one of you could talk about anything in detail meaningful enough to warrant recusal.”
Strzok then expresses skepticism over whether it would not be a conflict of interest, given their friendship.
He joked: “Really? Rudy. I’m in charge of espionage for the FBI. Any espionage FISA comes before him, what should he do? Given his friend oversees them?”
Page wrote back: “Standards for recusal are quite high. I just don’t think this poses an actual conflict. And he doesn’t know what you do?”
Strzok expressed doubt: “Generally he does know what I do. Not the level or scope or area but he’s super thoughtful and rigorous about ethics and conflicts.”
He then said someone — whose name is redacted — suggested he and Contreras meet at a “social setting” for “cover.”
“(redacted) suggested a social setting with others would probably be better than a one on one meeting. I’m sorry, I’m just going to have to invite you to that cocktail party. Of course, you’ll be there. Have to come up with some other work people cover for action.”
Page replied: “Why more? Six is a perfectly fine dinner party.”
It is not clear whether Strzok’s relationship with Contreras had anything to do with his recusal on the case, and some legal experts point out that it is not uncommon for federal prosecutors to know judges outside of the courtroom, particularly those serving in the same area.
But the texts have raised questions for lawmakers exercising oversight of the DOJ.
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