NY Post — The FBI agent kicked off Robert Mueller’s investigation because of his anti-Trump texts called the president an “idiot” and an “enormous douche.”
The text messages released on Tuesday night were written by FBI agent Peter Strzok and sent to senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“I just saw my first Bernie Sander bumper sticker. Made me want to key the car,” Page wrote to Strzok in one message.
“He’s an idiot like Trump. Figure they cancel each other out,” Strzok responded.
In another message, Strzok referred to Trump as an “enormous douche.”
On Election Day, Strzok called an electoral map showing Trump winning the election “fu–ing terrifying.”
Page responded “Yeah, that’s not good.”
In an exchange on Oct. 18, 2016, Strzok wrote: “I am riled up. Trump is an (expletive) idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer. I CAN’T PULL AWAY. WHAT THE (expletive) HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??!?!”
I actually don’t really mind much about this. Look, everybody is biased. Some more than others but every, single, person is biased to some degree. Everybody has political feelings and personal feelings towards political figures. EVERYBODY. From journalists to FBI agents to bloggers to politicians to policemen to soldiers to educators and everybody in between. Of course you’re going to share those beliefs and biases in personal messages with others — you’d be a robot if you didn’t.
Now also, at the same time, as an FBI agent working on a case with MASSIVE implications against the president and his squad, the agent’s personal disdain towards the president needs to be factored. Once the FBI uncovered these texts and realized this guy has such strong feelings against Trump, they removed him from the probe.
That actually ALL seems very A-OK to me. The texts? Totally fine, you can think Trump is an enormous douche if you’d like. The removal? That’s correct, you probably shouldn’t have a guy who sends many texts about how much he thinks Trump’s a douche and how terrifying his presidency is to a guy working for an independent agency on determining if Trump should remain president.
It’s rare, but I approve of how this all went down. Carry on…