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New Transcript: Strzok/Page Text Messages “Freaked Out” Top FBI Lawyer

Top FBI Lawyer James Baker told Congress that reading just “a couple” of text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page “freaked” him out, according to CNSNews.

A newly released transcript of Baker’s October, 2018 testimony reveals the former top bureau lawyer said messages between the two lovers “worried” him and that he was concerned whether some decisions in the Clinton email investigation may have been “driven by political bias.”

Strzok–as CNSNews points out–was the lead counterintelligence investigator in both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia investigation and Page was an FBI attorney assigned to work with Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. The two lovers exchanged thousands of text messages which included pro-Clinton, anti-Trump rhetoric.

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Baker told Congress, “So I only read like a couple [Strzok/Page text messages], literally a couple. But that was enough for me to hear, that it freaked me out. And I was worried and I thought we need to get on top of this quickly.”

In the testimony, a Republican staffer asked Baker, “[I]t’s my understanding you played a very unique role early on with requesting that an inspection be done of the Midyear [Clinton email investigation] case once these texts became known.”

Baker replied:

So, yes, when I heard about these texts, I only read a few of them. They were described to me. And I immediately became quite alarmed. And so my thinking was, well, from a — from the — okay. I don’t know what — I know that — I knew that the inspector general was looking at them. I knew that they would address them. And so I knew that there was a process in place.

So what I was concerned about is whether — whether any decisions had been taken — or not taken — in the Midyear case that were driven by political bias of any sort. I was quite worried about that. And I wanted to make sure that we as an institution, the Bureau as an institution, got on top that extremely quickly.

And so I suggested to the leadership that we put together some type of team — I didn’t exactly know how to do that, but I consulted with other folks — to basically do a review of the case and have an independent group of people come in and look at and assess whether any decisions were made that looked unusual, that looked like they were driven by bias, decisions made, actions taken, or things not done.

That’s what I was also worried about, the omissions, right? So we talked about that, and there was an agreement to do that, and eventually it was set up and it was done.

At the outset I was also quite worried, knowing full well that the inspector general’s office was doing an investigation, that I didn’t want to mess up anything that they were doing. And so we worked in coordination with the inspector general. I actually spoke to him and made sure that he knew what we were doing — and his staff — knew what we were doing, why we wanted to do it, to make sure that it was okay with him. And he approved it, his office approved it.

So we went forward with this review, sort of done quietly off to the side. But from my perspective it was incumbent upon us as good managers to actually be good managers and to do this.

Ep. 946 Explosive New Revelations Surface About Brennan

In this episode I address the explosive new revelations about John Brennan’s role in the plot to take down the Trump team. I also address the key question we should all be asking: “When did Bob Mueller find out he was investigating a hoax?”

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New McCabe-Page Texts Reveal DOJ was Concerned with Potential Bias in FISA Application

Text messages from 2016 between former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveal that a senior DOJ official had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source integral to the Carter Page FISA warrant application, according to Fox News.

On October 12, 2016, Lisa Page wrote to McCabe, “OI [Office of Intelligence] now has a robust explanation re any possible bias of the chs [confidential human source] in the package. Don’t know what the holdup is now, other than Stu’s continued concerns.”

Fox was told the texts were connected to the Page FISA application.

Fox News writes, “It’s unclear whether the confidential source in question was Steele or another individual. ‘Stu’ was an apparent reference to Stuart Evans, then the DOJ’s National Security Division deputy assistant attorney general. In one previously unearthed and since-unredacted text message, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok texted Lisa Page that he was ‘Currently fighting with Stu for this FISA’ in late 2016.”

“Strong operational need to have in place before Monday if at all possible, which means to ct tomorrow,” Page added. “I communicated you and boss’s green light to Stu earlier, and just sent an email to Stu asking where things stood. This might take a high-level push. Will keep you posted.”

Minutes later, Page wrote to McCabe, “If I have not heard back from Stu in an hour, I will invoke your name to say you want to know where things are, so long as that is okay with you.”

Other text messages reveal Page sent McCabe at least two anti-Trump articles. One article called Trump a “useful idiot” for Vladimir Putin and another said the President one of the greatest threats to national security.

For the full report, click HERE.

Disgraced McCabe Defends FBI’s Use of Steele Dossier in FISA Warrant Application

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is defending the bureau’s use of the discredited anti-Trump dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page.

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports that in an interview with New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, McCabe said, “I do believe that we adequately notified the FISA Court of the information we were using, and what we thought of the information.”

Defending the FBI’s FISA application process, McCabe said they go “into great detail about our previous relationship, what we thought of the information we were getting from him, how we understood his involvement or interest in this stuff that was in the FISA package.”

McCabe reiterated during the interview, “I do think we represented it adequately.”

“I think everyone was satisfied that we had represented that accurately and adequately in the package.”

Ross writes: “The bureau revealed in its FISA applications that Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, was likely working on behalf of individuals who wanted to prevent Donald Trump from being elected. But the application did not disclose that the DNC and Clinton campaign were the ultimate financiers. The applications also did not reveal that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had told FBI and Justice Department officials that Steele was “desperate” to see Trump lose the 2016 election.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Ep. 920 Was There Another Dossier?

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In this episode I address the bombshell revelation that there may have been a third dossier compiled on the Trump team. I also address the media’s latest lies designed to cover up the absurd claims of Andrew McCabe. Finally, I discuss a debate I had with a socialist last night on Fox, where he admits it doesn’t work.

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Ep. 919 The Coup and the Coverup

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In this episode I address the coup attempt against Trump and the McCabe/Rosenstein plot to remove him from office. I also address the media’s complete facepalm on an immigration “fact-check.”

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FINALLY: Rosenstein to Leave DOJ Next Month

Disgraced Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Department of Justice by mid-March according to a senior official who spoke with Fox News.

Newly appointed Attorney General William Barr could announce Rosenstein’s successor as early as next week. An administration official said Barr has chosen Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen for the position.

Fox News reports:

A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, Rosen previously served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2006 to 2009) and as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation (2003 to 2006), according to his online biography. Rosen, confirmed for his current role by the Senate in May 2017, works under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in overseeing the daily operations of the department.

The announcement of Rosenstein’s departure comes after former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s disturbing claims last week that the deputy attorney general was “absolutely serious” when he offered to secretly record President Trump.

He also said that Rosenstein was considering invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.