(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Kash Patel, a former House Intelligence Committee assistant, believes special counsel John Durham has worked out the “insurance policy” mentioned by FBI officials during the 2016 election.
A text message from FBI agent Peter Strzok to then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in August 2016 describing an “insurance policy” is central to what Republican investigators have long feared was a scheme to damage then-candidate Donald Trump. This is a notion denied by ex-top FBI brass engaged in the affair.
Strzok and Page, who were romantically involved, sued the Justice Department and FBI for wrongful termination under political pressure and Privacy Act violations.
One week into the trial of Michael Sussmann, a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign accused of lying to the FBI, Patel said the “damning testimony” heard by the court so far will inevitably have former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and “lovebirds” Strzok and Page “concocting an ‘insurance plan.'”
Text exchanges between Strzok and Page expressing a critical impression of former President Trump were revealed during the Justice Department inspector general’s probe into the DOJ and FBI’s behavior during the Clinton email investigation.
Strzok texted Page on Aug. 15, 2016, weeks before Clinton lost to Trump, “I want to believe the path you threw out in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Strzok and Page testified before Congress about their texts.
Page confirmed the messages referenced Russia. The hoax was their insurance policy.
Durham began his examination of the Russia investigation’s origins and conducted it as a U.S. attorney in 2019. The Biden administration allowed Durham’s investigation to continue after Barr designated him as a special counsel. Democrats and legal analysts say the investigation is aimed to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Trump and his friends have championed it as a way to cleanse the FBI of corrupt personnel and discover Clinton’s role in stoking Trump-Russia connection allegations, notably in the media.
Durham has two prosecutions. Sussmann was arrested for allegedly lying to the FBI about whom he represented when he supplied internet evidence suggesting a link between Trump and a Russian bank in September 2016. Sussmann has pled not guilty to FBI lying. Next week’s trial resumes.
The prosecution involves an anti-Trump dossier source. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to changing an email concerning a Trump campaign staffer under surveillance. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation was riddled with mistakes and hid exculpatory facts from the FISA Court. At least two of four FISA warrants were “not lawful.”
Patel expects further charges in Durham’s inquiry. “I think he’ll face additional indictments this summer,” he added.