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Strzok and Page Discussed Classified Info in Unsecure Messages

Congressional members demand transparency

Text messages between a pair of controversial FBI agents, reveal that the couple frequently used their private iMessage apps to discuss work and in one case texted about transmitting classified information on the unsecure chat medium, according to the troves of newly released texts last week.

FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress FBI attorney Lisa Page are at the center of a growing controversy surrounding the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s investigation into alleged Russia collusion on the part of the Trump campaign.

Strzok and Page discussed using their ‘imsgs’ 37 times in their text messages obtained by the Congressional committees from the agents’ Samsung government-issued phones. The two sent numerous anti-Trump text messages and both were involved in the Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. Strzok, who is now with the FBI’s Human Resource department, was removed from the special counsel’s office after the DOJ discovered the text messages he shared with Page. Page is no longer on the Special Counsel but still employed by the FBI.

House Judiciary member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who has been a stalwart supporter of the investigations by Congress and DOJ into the FBI said transparency is key.

“We should see their iMessages, as well,” said Jordan, who clarified that he didn’t know whether or not Horowitz had obtained them. “Bottom line is as much transparency as possible is necessary in this investigation and for the American people. That’s why I think it’s necessary that the FISA (warrant) applications be disclosed.”

John Lavinsky, spokesman for the DOJ’s office of Inspector General said he could not comment about the ongoing investigation or whether the Inspector General has obtained the private iMessages exchanged between the pair of FBI agents.

Fox News reported last week that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to Judge Rosemary Collyer, who presides over the secret court, and requested the transcripts of “any relevant FISC hearings associated with the initial FISA application or subsequent renewals related to the electronic surveillance of Carter Page.”

In the January 15, 2016 text messages below, Page discusses with Strzok what is known in the intelligence community as a “single source,” information which in the intelligence community is considered a highly classified and protected source. Additionally, the two agents discuss talking about the “single source” through their unsecure iMessage app. Sending texts through iMessage, a chat service provided by Apple Inc., was again a point of discussion between the two in the text messages dated later in the year August 2016. In those August 2016 text messages, the agents said using the Apple iPhones would help keep their text messages from government collection after speaking with the FBI’s IT director, as reported earlier.

The government-issued Samsung phones are also not considered secure lines to send classified information. The text messages retrieved from the duo’s work phones cover a time span from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2017. However, the batch does not include the nearly five months of text messages from Dec. 4, 2016 to May 18, 2017 that the FBI originally told Congress had disappeared due to a “technical glitch.” The DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, whose investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton private server is expected to be released in mid-March, according to the DOJ’s Inspector General. Several weeks ago Horowitz notified Congress that his team is now recovering the missing texts from the agent’s phones.

In the recently released texts, the Department of Justice redacted part of the conversation related to the “single source” Page is discussing with Strzok on January 15, 2016.

A portion of Lisa Page and Peter Stzrok text message conversation

Lisa Page: And oh holy sh*t, l forgot l had huge single source reporting that l was going to mention in the car!” Remind me, though it may have to wait until this afternoon.

Peter Stzrok: 
Ooh. Can you imsg it? i will tell you what l was going to imsg, scrambling to get out the door right now. And yeah, t thought about that with D. Don’t know ifit will travel that fast.

Lisa Page: Nope, too much detail, better to tell. But it involves [redacted…].

FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty could not be immediately reached for comment.

A former FBI official, who recently worked on counterintelligence investigations, said “there is no single source reporting in the U.S. government that is unclassified.”

“Single source reporting is the government’s most prized possession that the government has and great lengths are taken to protect single source reporting – most importantly classification and secure handling procedures. For Strzok and Page to be using iMessage to communicate single source reporting is grossly negligent and exceptionally dangerous to that single source.”

“It can’t just be their issued government phones but criminal subpoenas for their personal phones is necessary,” the former FBI official stated.

“They are either hiding information or discussing classified information on an unclassified system they deem to be more secure than their classified system – not from foreign governments but from U.S. oversight,” said another former FBI official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the current nature of their work. “The investigation has to include their personal cell phones and emails, otherwise it would be incomplete.”

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

According to several government officials, the scope of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information would likely go beyond just the collection of government issued cell phones and emails. Horowitz’s investigation, which quietly began last January, is expected to wrap up by mid-March. He has interviewed dozens of witnesses, including now removed FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey, FBI agent Strzok, FBI lawyer Page and other current and former FBI officials.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, sent a letter Jan. 31, to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying that “according to text messages produced by the committee, Ms. Page and Mr. Strzok make references to communicating with other FBI employees via text message, phone call, email, and voice mail. Additional text messages suggest that FBI officials used non-official email accounts and messaging programs to communicate about official business.”

DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said she could not comment on ongoing investigations.

The investigations, both congressional and Horowitz’s investigation, have resulted in a string of firing and demotions at the FBI and DOJ. Roughly six top officials at both agencies have either been asked to retire or have been moved out of their roles.

The DOJ also has 27 ongoing leak investigations, including the leak to the Washington Post of a highly classified telephone conversation of former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn pled guilty to one count of lying to the FBI but questions about the interview with FBI have also taken center stage in Congressional investigations. Strzok, whose credibility has now come into question, was one of two FBI officials who questioned Flynn.

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36 Comments

  1. Ahh, but when will charges be brought, or will it all just be overlooked.

    The real question is, who will protect us from our protectors?

    1. Patience Grasshopper….he who waits with steely faith receives the promised glee of:

      HILLARY IN CHAINS……..Band your head !!

  2. Apple notoriously obstructs any government request for user information (ala San Bernardino Shooter). I’d be suprised if they comply with FBI / DOJ inquiries. If you hear anything, Sara, about Apple refusing to comply – let us (public) know. There would be a wave of public outcry with severe impact on Apple stock/product sales.

    1. Since the people owning the Apple devices are still alive, they can be forced to provide access through a subpoena. Even deleted stuff can be retrieved nowadays. Thanks to technology. So, don’t you worry about that. Justice will be served.

  3. Just when are we as American citizens going to see the prosecution of these guilty FBI employees. It is time to drain the swamp and return the FBI department to a respected Law enforcement group that is respected by those they are supposed to serve with honor.

  4. Great work Sara, keep up the incredible job you’ve been doing.

    Can you imagine if similar reports were coming out about Trump staffers and text messages, even REMOTELY close to this nonsense, were surfacing? Unbelievable. Trump & Co would already be in handcuffs.

    I fear that IG Horowitz will not be 100% truthful with his findings. I hope I’m wrong, but he’s been there for YEARS. He was the person who received the initial report from Strzok that HRC was possibly breaking the law. I suppose time will tell.

    I think we need to dig into the “edited” 302 reports from MYE…..KEEP GOING SARA…..we must expose these criminals for what they are and restore the trust of the American Public, which I can guarantee has been obliterated.

    #MAGA

  5. Sara,

    Your work has been extraordinary You are a Patriot. I have a few questions to ask… Why have we not seen any real-time photos or news shots of these two – Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Are they REAL PEOPLE? All we see are some faded and dated pictures of these two. The next major question is why are they and others still “employed” at DOJ? And finally who in the world would move Strzok to HR where he can destroy files or incriminate others to CYA? Rosenstein is part of the cabal and needs to be indicted!

  6. Please Help California. I had met you 12 YRS ago in inland empire.
    Fighting illegal immigration.
    Please, send your family an friends a tweet for Travis Allen for Gov.
    He is our only hope Sarah.
    I have grand children now. It was hopeless before I found out bout TRAVIS ALLEN FOR GOVERNOR.
    He is the real deal.

  7. I agree with RichardP. How come Strzok and Page have not come before Congress? This is getting old. bring them before Congress and indict these people so the American public can find out the truth.

  8. If these two agents were transmitting classified information on an unsecure chat medium, wouldn’t that represent a huge conflict of interest given they were concurrently investigating Hilary for mishandling classified info?

  9. Sara,
    Your reporting is outstanding. We look forward to the spots you do on Hannity. You bring gravitas to his show.
    I admire how well rehearsed you are with your material and what a command you have over the facts, There are very few journalists these days who don ‘t struggle with credibility issues and you are one of them. You have a very calming presence in front of the camera because you obviously know what you’re talking about. Keep up the great reporting. And I would encourage you let let Hannity ask you short questions that you can spend rich time developing answers for the viewers. Sean has a way of filibustering his guests when they’re in the middle of some really important answer to one of his questions. Push back nd make himlisyen to you. You are, after all, the one we want to hear from

  10. If Hillary walks away…again. We have NO justice in our country. If all these folks who committed crimes in our government walk away, we have NO justice in our country. All the reporting and hoopla won’t make a hill of beans if these people are not brought to justice.

  11. Gen. Flynn needs to address the American people what went one with his conversation/conversations with FBI agents inside and outside of the WH…Why did he pleaded guilty if the FBI Director James Comey had previously stated the FBI didn’t think he was lying…What changed all of this?…Was Flynn being blackmailed by the FBI if he didn’t plead guilty to their new found charges of “lying” they were going to go after his son on some trumped up charges of which the FBI are experts at doing…Hence the old adage…”The FBI always get their man”…guilty or not.

  12. Sarah ya’ll have done a GREAT Job Exposing the Obama crimes!
    Have you looked into citizens who opposed Obama globalist open border policies & agendas who were Spied on?
    Have you considered George W Bush spied also on people who actively opposed open borders?
    It happened ! ask me how I know

  13. The bigger picture is Obama was overseeing and being informed of the information they were gathering, and not only these two Rats but Obama was using unsecured message sending. As Trump says, a bunch of hacks, almost like they wanted our enemies to know what they were doing. I have never seen such recklessness with classified info and Obama’s administration abuses and attacks on privacy. I now want a full investigation into our voting and elections in this country!!!!!

  14. If only other reporters were as reliable, ethical and trustworthy as you. Please keep up the great work. America is depending upon journalists like you.

  15. Love your “on air” enthusiasm. Keep up the fight.
    Just curious, but have you ever met or seen either one? Strzok or Page?
    How have they remained so well hiden?
    Same two pics every time.
    There’s a task? Good luck..

  16. Release the affidavit for the FISA warrant in question. With all the leaks as this mess has progressed, someone’s going to cite national security now?

  17. These multiple concurrent imbroglios practically take a spreadsheet to comprehend. 1) HRC Email server; 2) FISAGate; 3) Trump-Russia; 4) Illegal unmasking; 5) Uranium One; and 6) MSM ignoring mountains of facts right in front of them!

    I ‘d also love to hear Sara Carter comment sometime on this presumed fact – that Washington DC is a Democrat-run organism. If so, and given the deep hatred for Trump, there have to be dozens or even hundreds of federal employees wrapped up in these illegal acts. And will Federal employees face jail time, or will they benefit from White Liberal Privilege? Like children, if there are no consequences, we will see similiar behavior again.

  18. So we were paying philandering FBI employees to gossip, collude, and obstruct justice? Do federal government transparency databases tell us if they wete paid any overtime? I’d argue we have a strong case to seek a return of those illegally earned wages. Theft of government funds?

    How can we trust a proven liar in Strzok to work in Human Resources!? Can we trust him on ANY electronic device?? Unless he is working with only pen and paper, he is still a risk. Both of them.

    And no one has mentioned Melissa Hodgman – a Federal SEC Attorney – who is married to Strzok! At some point shouldn’t she be interviewed? Is it possible he conducted his nefarious acts, and didn’t tell her? As a Feferal Attorney, isn’t she required by law to report any illegal activity?

  19. These two love-birds need to be sharing a cell at GITMO loaded with very sensitive microphones. In additon, they then need to be facing questioning by the very best interrogators in our Beloved Republic. From all that I have seen and heard so far, they both are guilty of Treason and giving aid and comfort to our enemies.

  20. i bet they are spilling the beans on everyone. by not being fired they are compelled to answer questions administratively vs lawyering up on the outside; like Comey will have to. Unlike the mafia these are government bureaucrats with pensions to lose so I expect a lot of finger pointing and he said she said from here on out. Go get ’em Sara!
    say, why hasn’t anyone looked into Carter Page being an FBI/Clinton mole into Trump world? he goes on tv without a lawyer so much feel awfully cocky he’s immune to anything. Sure seems like we assume he’s victim of FBI phony surveillance but maybe his past FBI affiliations run deeper????

    1. We hope so. Strzok’s wife is also a big attorney at the SEC, I believe attorney’s are required to report on illegal behavior. That one could get dicey with the spousal connection. Both individuals may find it difficult to ever find another job with their lovebird teenage texts. And please tell me they have already confiscated their personal phones months ago!

      A year or more ago MSM was claiming the FBI was pro Trump. Yes, no?

  21. Great reporting, thank you for your clarity. Sometimes I suspect that there must be a widespread problem of lead contamination in USA drinking water. This pair are so dumb, so insulated from any thought of consequece, that I figure it was lead in the water when they were children. I guess we can be thankful for their frank stupidity.

  22. Will someone please tell me why these two are still employed? Another thing If she is his Mistress, Is he her Mister? How about just using paramour?

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