As the scam Mueller investigation began to fall apart, the DOJ Inspector General tried to salvage his friend and successor FBI Director James Comey’s reputation. The report concluded that there was no political bias or politically motivated wrongdoing on the part of Comey and his top anti-Trump minions during the Russian collusion investigation.
In actuality Mueller’s report only revealed no one would admit to being politically motivated. Besides, there wasn’t any documentary evidence said Mueller.
There were, however, the anti-Trump texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his FBI lawyer paramour Lisa Page. These two hated Donald Trump, despised his candidacy, and wanted to do everything they could to keep him out of the White House. They were also allied with Comey’s rabidly anti-Trump assistant Director Andrew McCabe.
But what if—horror of horrors—Donald Trump actually gets elected? Strzok and Page had a fallback “insurance policy” they texted. Go interview the President’s man General Michael Flynn and see if we can lay a perjury trap. Then we’ll scrub out exculpatory information on your report, throw him into a tarpit of apparent conflicting statements and get him to plead guilty or get fired.
If the Inspector General was looking for evidence of political bias, he only had to read the following text from Lisa Page to her Strzok:
“I want to believe the path you threw out in [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s] office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
The FBI staged a Comey-sanctioned fake “friendly visit” to Flynn’s White House office and sprung a perjury trap. It was reminiscent of Stalin police state tactics. Admit your guilt or we’ll ruin you and your family. Faced with charges of lying to the FBI and threats that his son would be indicted (they hated him for starting the rumor about Hillary Clinton and #PizzaGate), Flynn caved and pled guilty.
And what did they do to underwrite the insurance policy? They committed a felony. Newly revealed text messages show Flynn and Strzok discussing the Flynn case and rewriting the FBI report form, while disguising those edits as the author’s own voice.
In their motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn, his lawyers point out, “Overnight February 10-11, 2017, Strzok makes multiple changes to the FBI 302 of that interview—changes that are objectively material to the defense.”
Under federal law it is a felony to falsify or knowingly alter a document with the intent to influence a federal investigation. Conviction brings a sentence of 20 years in prison. As offenses go, it is about four times more serious than the false statement charge they roped Michael Flynn into pleading guilty to.
All of the above is a shameful expose of two low-level deep state players who have already been thrown under the bus. They were the first casualties in what, hopefully, will be a continuing housecleaning of the FBI and restoration of a reputation tarnished by James Comey.
Whatever the long-term outcome, General Michael Flynn has suffered grievously at the hands of a corrupt politically influenced process. He has withdrawn his guilty plea and his lawyer Sidney Powell has produced a witness that can verify that Strzok and Page deep-sixed the original report. The report originally said that Flynn was honest with the agents and did not lie.
The liars were Strzok and Paige, co-conspirators and enthusiastic participants in a deep state entrapment scheme. If these deep-state get what they deserve, their new status could be as jailbirds.