Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were directly involved in matters relating to the opening of Crossfire Hurricane. These messages were published in the Durham report.
- Strzok: Section Chief, FBI Counterintelligence Division. Became Deputy Assistant Director.
- Page: Lawyer, FBI’s Office of General Counsel (OGC). At the time Crossfire Hurricane started, was on detail as a Special Assistant to the Office of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The text messages were sent over a period of months prior to the opening of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign. In the text messages, Strzok and Page expressed both personal and political bias against Trump.
August 16, 2015:
Strzok: “[Bernie Sanders is] an idiot like Trump.”
December 20, 2015 (After exchanging an article about Trump):
Page: “What an utter idiot.”
Strzok: “No doubt.”
March 3, 2016:
Page: “God [T]rump is a loathsome human.”
Strzok: “Yet he may win [the Republican nomination]. Good for Hillary.”
Page: “It is.”
Strzok: “Would he be a worse president than [C]ruz?
Page: “Trump? Yes, I think so.”
Strzok: “I’m not sure. 0mg [Trump’s] an idiot.”
Page: “He’s awful.”
Strzok: “America will get what the voting public deserves.”
Page: “That’s what I’m afraid of.”
Strzok: “God, Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0.”
May 3, 2016:
Page: “And holy [expletive] Cruz just dropped out of the race. It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable.”
Page: “You heard that right my friend.”
Strzok: “I saw [T]rump won, figured it would be a bit. Now the pressure really starts to finish [the Clinton email investigation] …”
Page: “It sure does.”
July 18, 2016 (During the Republican National Convention):
Strzok: “Oooh, TURN IT ON, TURN IT ON!!! THE DOUCHE BAGS ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT. You can tell by the excitable clapping.”
Page: “And wow, Donald Trump is an enormous d*uche.”
July 19, 2016:
Strzok: “Hi. How was Trump, other than a douche?”
Page: “Trump barely spoke, but the first thing out of his mouth was ‘we’re going to win soooo big.’ The whole thing is like living in a bad dream.”
July 21, 2016:
Strzok: “Trump is a disaster. I have no idea how destabilizing his Presidency would be.”
July 27, 2016:
Page: “Have we opened on him yet? Trump & Putin. Yes, It’s Really a Thing http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trumpputin-yes it-s-really-a-thing”
Strzok: “Opened on Trump? If Hillary did, you know 5 field offices would … “
August 8, 2016:
Page: “[Trump’s] not going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok: “No. No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own.