A source familiar with FBI Agent Peter Strzok said this week that the agent hadn’t seen any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after 10 months on the probe, according to The Daily Caller.
The account supports texts that Strzok sent to his mistress, Lisa Page, back in May of 2017.
Check it out:
“You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there,” Strzok wrote to Page, his mistress.
Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson (R-WI) said this week that the message gave the impression the FBI had no evidence of collusion as of that time.
It was unclear exactly what Strzok meant by the message, but the source close to Strzok affirmed that interpretation of the exchange to The Daily Caller.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
In the exchange with Page, Strzok was weighing whether to put in for a promotion at the FBI’s Washington Field Office or to go to work for Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who had been appointed special counsel two days before the text exchange.
Here’s some Twitter reactions:
Based on the texts & having an affair, why do FBI's Peter Strzok & Lisa Page have security clearances? Why didn't they lose them a long time ago? No security clearance = no job.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) January 23, 2018
FBI texts that stand out: Peter Strzok says he has "a sense of unfinished business" that was "unleashed" by the Clinton email case. "Now I need to fix it" Strzok says. Later, he calls the Russia probe "an investigation leading to impeachment" BEFORE he has joined the Mueller team pic.twitter.com/3aFifIoQ73
— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) January 23, 2018
Source close to Peter Strzok says that he hadn't seen evidence of collusion after 10 months on Russia probe — settles speculation over what Strzok meant in the "no big there there" text message. https://t.co/oH33Z2mIDL @dailycaller
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 26, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 26, 2018
FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, in a text message exchange on Feb. 25, 2016, expressed political concerns about whether Hillary Clinton, if elected President, would take revenge against the FBI for the crime of investigating her. pic.twitter.com/SXaS8Ph9x1
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) January 26, 2018
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The media keeps deceptively referring to Peter Strzok as a "Rogue FBI Agent". He was the Deputy Head of Counterintelligence for the Bureau and oversaw thousands of employees.
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) January 24, 2018