Kentucky Senator demands answers from FBI on clearances for Peter Strzok, Lisa Page…
(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) Earlier this week, Senator Rand Paul sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray questioning the current status of security clearances by anti-Trump FBI officials.
“In light of recent reports describing Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s extensive discussion, at work, of their political vendetta against President Donald Trump, I am concerned about their continued access to sensitive private information, such as that contained in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) databases,” the Kentucky Republican wrote.
Senator Paul cited “exposure of political bias at the FBI” as a main factor behind the current push for “greater oversight” of the law enforcement agency, and the biases of Strzok and Page specifically.
“Is there a process in place to routinely analyze searches of databases by agents to ensure that such searches are not done for political or personal reasons?” Paul asked in the letter.
“If openly biased agents such as Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page still have access to classified databases, one might argue that the FBI’s internal controls are inadequate,” wrote Sen. Paul.
Strzok and Page were romantically involved and sent some 50,000 text messages to each other bashing Trump, and openly discussed not being too tough on Hillary Clinton, during the investigation into her private email server.
Strzok not only was involved in the Clinton email scandal, he also was part of Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion, and conducted the FBI’s interviews with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
He was also involved in the handling of disputed Steele Dossier.
In his texts to Page, Strzok was reluctant to join the Mueller team because of his “gut sense” that there was “no big there there.”
The pair even discussed an “insurance policy” they could enact in the event Trump won the election.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for 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 the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok texted to Page on August 15, 2016.
The “Andy” referred to in the text message is allegedly former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was recently “removed” from his job.
It was shortly after that his sudden “retirement” was linked to an active Department of Justice probe into McCabe’s handling of the Clinton email server case.
Specifically, the DOJ is investigating why the former deputy director of the FBI seemed to stall action on a batch of new batch of Hillary Clinton emails located on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz wants to know why McCabe sat on the emails until after the 2016 election. and he waited nearly a month before former FBI Director James Comey informed Congress of their existence.