According to a number of news sources, 50,000 text messages were exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, an attorney with the FBI. These 50,000 text messages do not include the alleged ‘missing’ texts.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said, after reviewing the latest released FBI text messages, that he believes there may have been a “secret society” of politically-connected people within the Department of Justice and FBI plotting and secretly operating against Trump.
Ratcliffe posted this comment on Twitter Tuesday morning: The thousands of texts @TGowdySC and I reviewed today revealed manifest bias among top FBI officials against @realDonaldTrump. The texts between Strzok and Page referenced a “secret society.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Tuesday shared additional text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last summer over anti-Trump text messages he sent out during the presidential race.
During an appearance on a Milwaukee radio show, Johnson read some of the texts exchanged between between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and called for the FBI to track down five months worth of missing messages between the two.
The newly released messages were sent two days after Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian election meddling, but turned the probe into an obvious witch hunt coordinated by the Democratic Party and the corrupt members of top broadcast and print news media.
“From what we’re hearing within these last 24-hours, the Deep State — including former President Barack Obama, the Clinton family and a shockingly large number of powerful or influential politicos — created a Secret Society whose mission is simply to overturn a legal presidential election,” said a former New York Police Department borough commander, Deputy Chief M. Reed Clarkson.
“These corrupt FBI officials and special agents have some nerve descending on local police departments and sheriffs’ offices and denigrating them for alleged civil rights violations or police corruption, while the FBI is in the midst of trying to overthrow a President. How about ‘frog walking’ a bunch of those dirty FBI cops in handcuffs for a traditional ‘perp walk’ or media covered arraignments,” national security analyst Paula Gannon-Weizsblatt said.
The two FBI officials involved in a scandal over anti-Trump text messages referred to a “secret society” on the day after President Trump’s 2016 election win, two Republican lawmakers who reviewed the exchanges said.
Appearing on Fox News, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy and Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said that the text message, which was exchanged between former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, is evidence of anti-Trump bias at the top levels of the FBI.
“We learned today about information that after — in the immediate aftermath of [Trump’s] election that there may have been a secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok that would be working against him,” Ratcliffe told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.
Gowdy, who was interviewed alongside Ratcliffe, provided a few more details about the “secret society” text.