Thursday, June 14, 2018

I Have Long Thought of the FBI as a More Subtle KGB

IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
“Some of these text messages and instant messages mixed political commentary with discussions about the Midyear investigation, and raised concerns that political bias may have impacted investigative decisions,” the report read.
The report noted that it was specifically concerned about text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”
Strzok and Page, who were romantically involved, both served for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team. Strzok was reassigned following the revelations of his anti-Trump texts. Page resigned last month.

But while many of those texts were made public in late 2017, the IG report revealed a new one in which Strzok vowed to "stop" Trump from becoming president -- and made clear that as many as five total FBI employees exchanged politically charged messages. "The text messages and instant messages sent by these employees included statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton," the report said.

The report revealed instant messages between unnamed agents, labeled “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” discussing their jobs in August 2016.
“I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute f---ing idiot. If you don’t think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf,” Agent 1 sent.
“I forgot about drumpf…that’s so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for him,” Agent 5 responded. “Someone who can’t answer a question. Someone who can’t be professional for even a second.”
In September, Agent 1 and 5 conversed again, bashing Trump supporters as “retarded.”
“I’m trying to think of a ‘would I rather’ instead of spending time with those people,” Agent 5 sent.

Agent 1 asked, “stick your tongue in a fan??”
How stupid do you have to be to exchange messages like this, knowing they can be pulled up for later examination?  The IG's report is here and juicy.  FBI agents with no public information role talking to "journalists"; receiving gifts from those "journalists" (and not just sex).  No matter how paranoid Trump is, the FBI was clearly engaged in criminal acts to subvert the election.

And the Asst. A-G Peter Kadzik tried to get his son a job with the Clinton campaign!

7 comments:

Billy Oblivion said...

Who was going to look?

After all, they were going to get away with it.

All criminals think like that.

Eric said...

"How stupid do you have to be to exchange messages like this, knowing they can be pulled up for later examination? "

It's a measure of their arrogance and the wider corrupt environment they knew they were working in. They wanted Hillary to win, everyone around them wanted her to win, they thought there was not way she would lose. So, there was no way anyone would notice their bias -- and even if it someone did, they wouldn't be called on it in a Hillary administration. There would be NO later examination had the "correct" candidate won.

Windy Wilson said...

Midyear Exam.
Non-cumulative open book final is more like it.

And yes, how could anything go wrong? These Chekists had every angle covered, including insurance. Because the electorate is too stupid to not be fooled by vague yet relentlessly detail-free charges of "collusion". He's gotta be too crooked to stay in power, after all the ordinary zero info voter looks at him and thinks "he's gotta be crooked. I can tell by looking at him.*

*The same sub-par legal reasoning that got Richard Hauptman fried under the Felony Murder Rule for the Lindbergh Kidnapping without any underlying felony. As my Neighbor's Grandmother who was in New York at the time, said, you could tell he was guilty just by looking at him.

James Gibson said...

Reminds me of the old question as to why Nixon didn't just burn the tapes.

Windy Wilson said...

James Gibson, re burning the tapes, there's a story about the difference between an American wife and a European wife when presented with dying husband's desire to leave something to longtime mistress. Upon discovering handwritten note by husband, European wife would simply burn the note.

Eskyman said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure about your title, Clayton.

If this is an example of the FBI being "subtle" then I'd hate to see them being obvious. Maybe they'd have a brass band on the White House lawn doing the 1812 Overture, while all dressed as Spy vs. Spy, shooting RPGs with secret messages back and forth?

They certainly didn't expect for their misdeeds to be discovered.

Clayton Cramer said...

KGB Unsubtle: Nov. 1, 2016, Donald Trump is spotted being hustled into a van and is never seen again, followed by release of pictures of him having sex with a toddler.