President Trump and his propaganda minions are all over the “FBI Lovebirds'” text messages again. Apparently, newly revealed text messages reveal that the ex-FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were plotting their leak strategy to harm Trump’s campaign and there were many others involved as well. Of course, the text messages do not reveal that.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R, NC) is one that is attempting to connect the dots on these text messages.
At issue are claims made by Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who said on Monday that newly-discovered text messages between Strzok and Page discussing a “media leak strategy with DOJ” suggest a “coordinated effort” by the FBI and the Justice Department to “release information in the public domain potentially harmful to President Donald Trump’s administration.”CNN
The text message that he is referring to?
CNN has not obtained a full record of the latest batch of text messages Meadows references, but according to a letter from Meadows to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Strzok texted Page on April 10, 2017 to say, “I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”CNN
So, from that unclear message, Meadows concocts a narrative that there was a “coordinated effort” by the FBI and the Justice Department to “release information in the public domain potentially harmful to President Donald Trump’s administration.”
Here’s a guy who is at the highest level of government, sitting on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee, not only speculating and jumping to conclusions about some unclear text messages, but also adding to the already hotly divisive atmosphere surrounding all of this by making his theory public.
And for what? To protect Trump? I’m really beginning to wonder if the Russians have kompromat on every damn one of the Republicans in Congress.
Strzok’s attorney, of course, disagrees with Meadows’ assessment.
Strzok’s attorney Aitan Goelman disputed Meadows’ characterization Tuesday in a statement to CNN and accused the President “and his enablers” of “peddling unfounded conspiracy theories to mislead the American People.”CNN
“The term ‘media leak strategy’ in Mr. Strzok’s text refers to a Department-wide initiative to detect and stop leaks to the media,” Goelman said.
That explanation certainly seems plausible and should be fairly easy to corroborate…was there indeed a “Department-wide initiative to detect and stop leaks to the media” or wasn’t there? Should be pretty easy to determine.
I wonder if the DOJ IG Horowitz had these text messages when he conducted his investigation and determined no actions were actually taken by Strzok and Page based on their biases that affected the investigations. I’m guessing he did and he determined there was nothing to this.
But that didn’t stop the President of the United States to jump in, accept Meadows’ concocted story and send the above tweet out to the American people. Gotta push the narrative over and over so people believe it whether it’s true or not. And then he added to it this morning.
There were other similar cryptic messages that they are attempting to use to prove that many people in the FBI/DOJ were involved in attempting to harm Trump, but I won’t bother to detail them because it really doesn’t matter and it’s not worth the time to go through them word by word. They know what they are doing. It’s deceitful and pathetic.
Every one of the text messages, both the “newly revealed” and the previous ones are all being taken out of context and then adding a lot of speculation to them to present them in the worst possible interpretations. They will use them in any way possible to further their overall narrative of how Trump is a victim of some huge Deep State conspiracy.
The problem with the narrative is that every piece of it, every new layer that they add to it, is speculation…beginning with a base layer of speculation. To believe the latest speculation you have to believe the previous bit of speculation, and to believe that, you have to believe the speculation before that. But every one of these pieces have alternate plausible explanations that can topple the entire thing.
No matter. Just keep piling on. Just overwhelm them with BS until they either believe it or they are so tired of it they just want it to go away.
And here we are.
It all started when it was learned that these two FBI agents that were in positions of importance didn’t like Trump. That’s all they needed to start the BS ball rolling. Oh, and they were illicit lovers as well! What a story!
So what does this all imply? That we can’t have any FBI agents that have opinions? I guarantee you that every one of our FBI agents have an opinion about Trump. Should we bring them all in and determine whether they like him or not? And if they don’t, shouldn’t we then scour through all of their text messages and emails to determine if they are part of the Deep State? Why stop at Strzok and Page simply because their messages became known? By the way, how, exactly, did they become known to begin with?
And if we’re going to go through all of the text messages of those who don’t like Trump, shouldn’t we go through all of those who do like him? What are they doing to cover-up for his crap? For that matter, shouldn’t we go through all of the text messages from all of the personnel in Trump’s administration? Heck, let’s get a look at Trump’s text messages. Just think about the stories we could concoct from that!
By their very nature, text messages are short and cryptic to anyone who is not a part of the conversation. Most times they are part of other conversations outside of the text messaging so that unless you are the sender or recipient, you are likely to never have the full context. Simply making stuff up to fit a preconceived narrative doesn’t cut it.
This is all ludicrous. Hopefully someone will make it all stop very soon.