US Inspector General’s Report on the FBI: [Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

US Inspector General’s Report on the FBI: [Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” By John Hinderaker.

It is important to remember that the IG has not looked into the FBI’s “Russia investigation,” including its continuance by Bob Mueller, and today’s report does not specifically address issues raised by the FBI’s and DOJ’s handling of that matter. However, some of the same people were involved in both investigations …

This text exchange between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page is rightfully being described as a bombshell:

August 8, 2016: In a text message on August 8, 2016, Page stated, “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Strzok responded, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

There is really only one way to read Strzok’s reply: the FBI intended to stop Donald Trump from becoming President. …

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI

It is reasonable to suspect that leaks about the FBI investigation from “law enforcement sources” were related to Peter Strzok’s determination to stop Trump from winning the election. …

Further to that point, the IG’s report criticizes the FBI for leaking and for generally being too chummy with journalists … Evidently many FBI employees at senior levels (as reflected in Attachments G and H) were working hand-in-glove with Democratic Party reporters. It isn’t hard to deduce the purpose of these constant communications. …

The IG Report also deals with the “insurance policy” text between Strzok and Page … Per Strzok, the “insurance policy” means that he thought the FBI should “investigate the [collusion] allegations thoroughly right away, as if Trump were going to win.” So they could release their findings before the election and thereby insure that Trump wouldn’t win? That interpretation is the only one I can think of that makes sense. …

Once President Trump won the election, to the shock and dismay of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok along with many others at the FBI and the Department of Justice, it is obvious that they hoped their involvement in the ongoing Russia investigation would lead to Trump’s impeachment …

A common theme of the FBI employees’ responses to the IG’s questions is that, yes, they certainly were Hillary Clinton partisans; and yes, they absolutely detested Donald Trump; and, too, they thought Trump voters were beneath contempt and Trump’s election would threaten the survival of the republic. But those were only their private political views, and didn’t affect the judgments they made while investigating Hillary’s obviously illegal server on the one hand, and the Trump campaign’s nonexistent alliance with Russia on the other. Right.

No one can read the vicious, hateful, over-the-top partisan vitriol that FBI employees directed against Donald Trump–Strzok and Page are not the only ones quoted in the IG’s report–and give any credence to that claim. These high-ranking FBI agents were politicized to the core and were determined to do anything they could to secure their candidate’s election. Failing that, they plunged into the faux Russia election story in hopes of discrediting President Trump or even, as they explicitly discussed, bringing about his impeachment.

The IG’s report exposes a corrupt and politicized FBI and Department of Justice. And so far, we are seeing only half of the story, at most. No one has yet looked into the Democrats’ “Russia” tale or any partisan corruption linked to Bob Mueller’s farcical “investigation.” …

The unravelling of the effort to bring down President Trump has barely begun.

It’s always bad for a country when its secret police get involved in politics. Let alone when the administration of justice is politicized. This bodes badly for the West. Perhaps the mess can be cleaned up and the damage limited, but the Washington swamp will protect them.