01/13/2018 / By Jayson Veley
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal yesterday, President Trump accused FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was formally on Robert Mueller’s investigative team for the so-called “Russia collusion scandal,” of treason.
“A man is tweeting to his lover that if [Democrat Hillary Clinton] loses, we’ll essentially do the insurance policy. We’ll go to phase two and we’ll get this guy out of office,” Trump said in the interview, referring to a text message sent by Mr. Strzok. “This is the FBI we’re talking about – that is treason,” he asserted. “That is a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act.”
During the 2016 presidential election, Peter Strzok sent the following text message to FBI lawyer Lisa Page: “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.” (Related: It is time to arrest James Comey, Robert Mueller and Peter Strzok.)
Some, like Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman, have argued that Peter Strzok’s text message to Lisa Page is not an example of treason, and insist that it’s wrong to attack a man who has “devoted his entire adult life” to defending the United States. But frankly, whether or not Strzok’s text about taking down Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election is a treasonous act is irrelevant; rather, what truly matters here is that the entire Russia investigation was nothing but a politicized effort to tear down Donald Trump from the very beginning.
The fact of the matter is that in addition to Peter Strzok, the majority of investigators on Robert Mueller’s team are either supporters of Hillary Clinton, left-wing Democrats that hate Donald Trump, or both. Just weeks ago, Fox News compiled an entire list of investigators on Mueller’s team that hold anti-Trump and left-of-center biases.
For example, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion during the 2016 presidential election, previously supervised an investigation into the Obama administration’s approval of the sale of an American company, Uranium One, to the Russians. At the time, Hillary Clinton was serving as Secretary of State.
It’s a well-known fact that Russia used bribery and extortion in order to influence the uranium deal. For instance, Bill Clinton was paid an astonishing $500,000 after delivering a speech in Russia, and the chairman of Uranium One donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. Yet despite all of this, the FBI (and Rod Rosenstein, who again was supervising the investigation), ended the case in 2015.
Another questionable member of Robert Mueller’s investigative team in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was involved in the investigation into the sale of Uranium One to the Russians as well as the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use a private email server, both of which resulted in Clinton being let off the hook. Additionally, just months before the Clinton investigation officially started, McCabe’s wife, who was running for the Virginia state senate, received more than $675,000 from Democratic campaign committees and Clinton supporters.
Other partisan investigators on Mueller’s team include Justin Cooper, who is a former Bill Clinton aide that set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Jeannie Rhee, who represented the Clinton Foundation back in 2015 and Hillary Clinton herself in a lawsuit regarding her private emails, Bruce Ohr, who has several contacts with Fusion GPS, the company responsible for the phony anti-Trump dossier, and several more.
Was Peter Strzok’s text message treasonous? Maybe it was, and maybe it wasn’t. But the fact of the matter is that Strzok, as well as many others who have served or are currently serving on Robert Mueller’s investigative team, are highly politicized and driven by an uncontrollable anti-Trump mindset.