Strzok texted Page, a senior Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney with whom he was having an affair, after news that Jill McCabe, wife of deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, had lost her race to conservative Richard Black.
Among the newly disclosed texts, Strzok calls Virginians who ostensibly voted against FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's wife for a state senate seat, "ignorant hillbillys". Page called Trump a 'loathsome human, ' before writing 'I cannot [sic] believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president.' Strzok called Trump 'an idiot' and opined Clinton 'should win 100,000,000 - 0.' Strzok and Page also used expletives to describe Trump.
Comey went on to note, "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps created to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation".
The tranche of communications include a September 2, 2016, exchange in which FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page discuss talking points on the case that were prepared for then-FBI Director James Comey.
Over the course of their two-year extramarital affair, Strzok and Page exchanged some 50,000 text messages.
On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this, in all caps: "NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!"
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In the final text between the two officials, Fox News reported, Page told Strzok: "Please don't ever text me again".
It's unclear whether she was mad at her friend, or if she suddenly became aware that they, and their thousands of texts, had been discovered.
In a message on Election Day that was released on Wednesday, Page wrote: "OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING".
"I did get a chuckle out of D's gotta pee joke.", Strzok said.
In the exchange, Strzok and Page discuss preparing talking points for then FBI Director James Comey who was briefing Obama.
As an investigator in the counterintelligence division, Strzok helped lead that investigation, conducting the interviews with Clinton and several of her aides. It had no proof that the FBI is biased against Trump, no proof of abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI, and no proof that the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation is fundamentally flawed. "Now I need to fix it and finish it".
"The misleading messaging was delivered to millions of people through Fox News' airwaves and through other pro-Trump media, which went into overdrive", Darcy wrote, noting that the story was featured prominently on the Drudge Report, Breitbart and fringe right-wing sites like InfoWars and the Gateway Pundit.