Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Here are excerpts from messages sent by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from Robert Mueller's investigation for anti-Trump bias:
Let no one be mistaken Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded....

Donald Trump the candidate is a sore of division, wrongly demonizing Mexican Americans for political sport....

[Trump] offers a barking carnival act that can best be described as Trumpism: a toxic mix demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense....
No, wait -- those weren't texts from Peter Strzok. They're excerpts from a speech given by one of the members of Trump's cabinet, Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The speech was delivered July 22, 2015.

In January 2016, Nikki Haley, then the governor of South Carolina, delivered the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, in which she said this:
During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.
Subsequently, on the Today show, she said that Trump was "one of" the people she was referring to. She told Matt Lauer, "Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk."

So, yes, Peter Strzok and fellow FBI agent Lisa Page exchanged a lot of anti-Trump messages:
A series of text messages exchanged between top FBI employees referring to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as an "idiot" and "d*uche," while fearing his potential victory as "terrifying," were released to lawmakers Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill amid increasing demands to see them....

Throughout the primary season in 2016, Strzok and Page appeared to dread a Trump victory....

"I cannot believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president," Page texted Strzok on March 16, 2016.

"God(,) Trump is a loathsome human," Page added in another, to which Strzok replies: "Yet he may win."
But as Congressman Jerrold Nadler said, Strzok and Page "did not say anything about Donald Trump that the majority of Americans weren’t also thinking at the same time." That includes a couple of people Trump hired for key positions.


And yes, I know: It's been reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "fucking moron," while Ntional Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called him an "idiot" and a "dope." But those were deniable private utterances (even though I'm sure they've been accurately reported). Perry and Haley attacked the president in public, and he hired them anyway.

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