Texts Reveal Strzok And Page Had A Real Problem With Romanians
Text messages released on Wednesday exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau attorney Lisa Page reveal the pair discussed Romanians in casually bigoted terms.
Strzok and Page, who both served in prominent roles on the Russian collusion investigation, revealed their anti-Romanian bias while discussing the notorious hacker, Guccifer, in text messages dated May 9, 2016.
“Guccifer. Sleazy Romanian…,” Strzok wrote.
“They ALL are,” Page responded.
“Funny to watch and think of [redacted]. No wonder he’s a brusque as he is…and those Romanians aren’t even the gypsies…” Strzok shot back.
“Seriously, I kind of hate them. (I’m sure [redacted] fine). But they have the crookedness of the Russians with the entitledness of the Italians. Yuck,” Page answered.
Guccifer, whose given name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, claims to have breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server. Strzok and Page both served in top posts on the Clinton email investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team in July after the Justice Department Inspector General discovered his partisan text exchanges with Page, who he was romantically involved with at the time.
The revealing exchange was included in the 384-page cache of messages released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. The document dump, which includes texts sent between Aug. 16, 2015 and July 23, 2017, was accompanied by an interim report on the panel’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The released text messages do not include communications exchanged between Dec. 13, 2016 and May 17, 2017. The Department of Justice initially claimed the FBI lost text messages sent during that key five month period in the Russia investigation due to a technical glitch, but they have since been recovered.
The Justice Department released the texts, in January to six congressional committees, including Johnson’s.
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