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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Witch hunt: the soap opera

It turns out Robert Mueller's blundering herd of lawyers isn't just trying to screw the American people who elected Donald Trump. The lawyers are trying to screw one another as well.

The Washington Post reported that behind the scenes, these babies are doing the hanky panky.

From the Washington Post:
Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counter-intelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to do government work as Secretary of State, as well as the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
The extramarital affair was problematic, these people said, but of greater concern among senior law enforcement officials were text messages the two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season, in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.
I am supposed to trust people who cannot keep their marriage vows?

Well, if you say so...

To his credit, Mueller dumped them in September.

From CBS back then:
Lisa Page, an attorney who was part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, has left, the special counsel's office confirmed.
Page is the second person to depart the team so far. Peter Strzok, who was chief of the FBI counterespionage unit that was involved in overseeing the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server last year, departed the team in August. It's unclear why Strzok left.
No reasons given. People just depart.

But their affair did not seem to be the problem.

It was their their words of woo -- their texts praising Hillary and disparaging Trump -- that made Page and Strzok expendable.

From the Post:
Among federal law enforcement officials, there is great concern that exposure of the texts they exchanged may be used by the president and his defenders to attack the credibility of the Mueller probe, and the FBI more broadly, according to the people familiar with the matter.
Isn't that weird? Instead of telling each other how much they love one another, they texted about a presidential race.


No wonder the federal government is such a mess. Not enough normal people work in Washington.


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  1. They were saying what the others were thinking. They had to go because they served to destroy the pretense of objectivity in this whole affair, if you will pardon the fun.

  2. One other thing. It is now pretty obvious why Hillary got off. She's part of the swamp. These two, Mueller and Comey are swamp things. They look out for each other.
    I have a worthless relative who just needs to be run over by a truck. He just retired as a D.C. bureaucrat. Looked about to come unhinged last summer at a family reunion over the prospect of a Trump victory. Appalled at how many of us were enthusiastic about him. I haven't heard that he's shot himself yet. Too much of a coward. It's hard to adequately describe that attitude. It is as if these humanids have different brain DNA than the rest of us. Haughty, superior, smug. No one word does it justice. Guillotine-ready might be the best way to put it. Their attitude toward the rest of us is "let them eat cake".

    1. And we know people like him "infest" the bowels of the Federal Gov't.

    2. Federal, State, County, City, School board, HOA and etc., Gov't. There, FIFA

    3. Great rant, Doc. One of my pet phrases during 28 years in Gaithersburg was: DC, where people cut you off for a parking space at Giant Foods. Up here in DubVee, there are a few dickheads, but by and large would give you that space even if they were closer. Which I try to reciprocate. Love Thy Neighbor, you know? What a concept.

  3. One of Mrs. Clinton's pet phrase, which was always rather idiomatic to me, was "the politics of meaning." So just perhaps Mrs. Clinton see her particular brand of politics as either a means of or a replacement for love. Sure knows she got little from Bill.

    1. I think "meaning" is just being reprehensible to people as Hillary interprets it.

  4. “No wonder the federal government is such a mess. Not enough normal people work in Washington.”

  5. Mueller only fired them because they got caught, not because they sent the emails. Unsurprising she worked for McCabe, whose wife got $1.6 million from Clinton, Inc. for a state senate campaign.

    If we lie to the FBI, it's a crime.

    If the FBI lies to us, it's just another day in DC.

    1. If Crooked Cankles lies to the FBI it isn't a crime. Amazing! - GOC

  6. "Among federal law enforcement officials, there is great concern that exposure of the texts they exchanged may be used by the president and his defenders to attack the credibility of the Mueller probe," worries about the fact that they are engaged in a partisan hit job, though.

  7. Good to see President Trump is bringing lovers together.

    Once he's out of office he can start an on-line dating service to put together people that hate him.

  8. I think there is now plenty of evidence to shut down Mueller and his merry band of mayhem makers. I sure hope this happens soon.

  9. I will simply point out that in classic, Trumpian style, the roles have been reversed...and Mueller's Team is now embroiled in a scandal.

  10. I wonder if the reason that PDT doesn't shut down Mueller is the growing contempt that the American people are showing towards him and his merry band of thieves, crooks, and liars.

  11. I am curious to know how these private messages became known and then revealed to the press. I'm not entirely surprised their extracurricular activity became public, but their text messages? Did someone within the FBI have it in for them? Did Mueller do some snooping through their private communications on the QT?

    1. Someone must have threatened to go public. Strozk was not just any agent, but the main arm of the Clinton Campaign in the FBI. He wanted to pay Steele for the Dossier, for example.

      They didn't fire him for being an anti-Trump zealot--the whole Mueller Team are anti-Trump zealots. He just caught and was expendable. they're like the criminal who isn't sorry he did it, just sorry he got caught.

      I had higher hopes for Christopher Wray, but he seems to be part of the problem. I hope he wakes up and purges his agency of these partisan hacks and Obama/Clinton moles.

  12. What caught my eye wasn't the usual politicking, bias and swamp gas- but this:

    Don said, "I am supposed to trust people who cannot keep their marriage vows?"

    I'm weird: I still think that God created Man. I also think that He created us so that normal men will be attracted, normally, to normal women, and vice-versa. Also, that men and women are different, and should do different work.

    If the woman involved in this love affair had been at home, looking after her children and getting dinner ready for her husband- would she be involved in this tawdry affair? Perhaps, but I'd say it would be a lot less likely!

    If the man were working only with other men, most of whom were happily married, would he have been chasing this woman & having an "extra-marital" affair? It's possible, sure; but maybe not as likely.

    I still think there's merit in the old housewives' advice, that once was common knowledge, as found here in the Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May 1955:

    The bottom line: "A good wife always knows her place."

    Maybe we first have to clean up our households, before we can Drain the Swamp in Washington!

  13. Consider this as well: Women entering the work force has diluted men's earnings. If women stayed home tending the children and household the cost of labor would rise. Men could once again provide for a family on a single income and families would have more incentives to stay together. This is the traditional nuclear family model. - Elric

  14. Esky and Elric: Totally agree with your posts. But ya hafta understand the COL in DC. It's ridiculous. With two kids, 50k means you'll go broke quick with a stay-at-home wife. BTDT.