Peter Strzok and Lisa Page planted stories about Carter Page…
(Daily Mail) A top Republican congressman claims there was a ‘coordinated effort’ among high-level FBI and Justice Department officials to leak ‘harmful’ material about Donald Trump to the media.
In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., highlighted a text message exchange between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.
‘I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go,’ Strzok texted Page on April 10, 2017, according to new documents from the Justice Department.
Strzok and Page were reportedly having an affair and Strzok, a former investigator in the Robert Mueller probe and the Hillary Clinton investigation, was fired over the series of anti-Trump text messages on his FBI phone.
They included one stating ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president, Fox News reports.
Two days after Strzok’s first message, he texted Page: ‘Well done, Page,’ before informing her that two negative articles about her ‘namesake’ were imminent.
Page’s ‘namesake’ refers to former Trump adviser Carter Page, who was surveilled by the FBI for months after they were granted a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.
The DOJ and the FBI were able to convince the court that Carter Page ‘was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia,’ according to a Washington Post story…Original Source…