If Congressman Jim Jordan’s threats are to be believed, FBI Deputy Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe and agent Peter Strzok will have some explaining to do before Congress. Jordan, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and former head of the House Freedom Caucus, has given us no reason to believe his threats shouldn’t be believed.
“Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” Jordan said in an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
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Strzok exchanged around 10,000 text messages with former FBI counsel Lisa Page. Some of the texts described extremely anti-Trump views while expressing support for his competitor, Hillary Clinton. Page and Strzok were involved in an extramarital affair at the time.
One text in particular has everyone’s interest:
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.
The “Andy” in question may have been McCabe.
Mainstream media and Democrats are spinning this as a distraction. They claim there’s no evidence that the political opinions of people deeply involved in the Clinton email investigation swayed how they performed their jobs, but there is:
The edit made by Strzok changed the phrase “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.” This is important because being “grossly negligent” is a standard for criminal prosecution. If the conclusions in this report turn out to be true, it’s fair to draw the conclusion that this and other edits were made specifically to give Comey and the FBI justification for ending the investigation and recommending against criminal charges.
If it can be shown that Strzok intentionally swayed the investigation to benefit Clinton, all that’s left is determining what was discussed as the “insurance” plan and how involved McCabe was, if at all. While this is unlikely to yield real fruit, it casts a shadow of doubt on the FBI’s intentions. Was former FBI Director James Comey tainted? Is special counsel Robert Mueller tainted? Are they investigation the wrong people?
Should someone be investigating the FBI instead?