The Height of Hypocrisy

On this beautiful Sunday morning let us provide a reality check to those who have decidedly checked out of reality.

It doesn’t matter how many in the media say it, the United States of America is not a Democracy.

We are a Constitutional Republic.

That fact and the patience of Job by the citizenry are the only reasons Liberals are still drawing breath. By removing the Electoral College, Progressives will cut their own throats. Paraphrasing John Adams, Democracies never last long as they waste, exhaust and murder themselves.

Democracy does indeed die by suicide.

It doesn’t matter how many “experts” express themselves, Marijuana does not cure Cancer. I wish it did. I really do, but it doesn’t. The truth of it all is THC has a better chance of allowing cancerous cells to grow than killing them.

Finally, it doesn’t matter how many politicians rail for or against it, Socialism doesn’t exist. The concept of an equal slice of the pie for everyone whether they contribute or not isn’t found anywhere on Earth. One has a better chance of flying by flapping their arms wildly about than actually locating Socialism.

With that said let us cover a few things that are true.

Louis Farrakhan who is supported by the Democratic Party does want to kill all White people and Jews.

We know this because he keeps saying so.

In biblical speak Bill Clinton begat George W. Bush who begat Barack Obama.

They all lied, cheated and stole from the American Citizen.

They also strengthened our enemies including Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.

The only difference between these parasites is if Clinton and Bush had a son they probably wouldn’t name him Trayvon.

Then again the greatest Olympian in his time is walking around in heels and makeup so anything is possible.

More reality?

You got it!

“Guaranteed Income” doesn’t work.

It never has and never will.

If it did the Soviets would still be a powerful force as they lined up once a week to stock up on toilet paper and paper towels.

Well, it’s different here in America Jason.

Yawn.

Hush now Stupid Humans.

I can flush your entire “theory” down the crapper using only three letters.

EBT.

Onward and upward!

Racism is a very rare thing.

To be a racist one must hate Homo Sapien sapiens colloquially known as Humans.

To hate someone because of the color of their skin is known as Bigotry and yes Liberals are bigots.

Prove that statement Jason.

Sigh…fine.

Liberals created skin color bigotry by putting into effect the disastrous usage of the hyphen.

African-American, Asian-American, Latino or Hispanic-American.

These are all Progressive creations in an attempt to divide based on color of skin and facial features.

More importantly they minimize and lessen the only word known around the world, that truly is synonymous, with Freedom.

America.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

I’ve never heard of or seen a Hispanic-German, an Asian-Nigerian or a Latino-Russian.

Why is that?

It’s because they don’t exist.

Only in these United States is this inanity and asininity found.

Welcome to the Land of the Liberal where you can be anything you want as long as it isn’t factual or able to be proven.

Where genders can change as fast as their underwear and Racheal Dolezal and Jussie Smollet are heroes.

Where Hamas is a humanitarian organization, a Nobel Peace Prize was given to Hope by the Deranged and another in Economics to a man who believes the U.S.A. can remove all of our debt by minting trillion dollars coins and then paying ourselves back with said coins.

Where politicians and con men (I know redundancy) fly around the world in private jets, proclaiming that the world is going to end because of things like flying around the world in private jets, yet somehow it’s the cows that are at fault.

The world of the Liberal who puts out twenty year economic projections when the world is going to end in twelve.

Where things are passed before they are read, red lines are created for others to cross and Popes protect pedophiles.

Where we are told in the same breath that Scandinavian countries are the “happiest places to live” and White people suck.

Ah the Land of the Liberal where solar panels will soon be a legal requirement in the Golden State while California is currently paying other States to store this energy.

Where high speed rail that doesn’t exist still somehow cost billions of dollars.

Where a Bernie, a Beto and a Biden are the Presidential front runners in the Party of Diversity.

A Commie, a Convict, and a Clown decidedly all Caucasian.

Liberal Land is a stand up comedy routine for jokes who kneel.

Speaking of jokes Elizabeth Warren and Loretta Sanchez walk into a bar. Warren proclaims she is an Indian and in support Sanchez asks her which one “Red dot or Woo woo woo woo”. Bernie Sanders is sitting in the corner staring at them both wondering if he is part of the trifecta that they “fantasize” about while the Beto Male confirms again that abortion on demand, even at full term, is just fine with him.

This statement says it all.

Today’s Democratic Party wants to remove Capitalism from the Earth while profiting off the murder, dismemberment and sale of baby body parts.

May God have mercy on their souls.

I will not.

If that wasn’t enough these disgusting creatures want to remove safety and security from the American Individual by removing our firearms.

On this point I can finally agree.

You can have my gun(s).

One round at a time.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Would You Name Your Dog Trump?

by Daveda Gruber:

Do you have a dog? I have a sweet little three pound chocolate colored teacup poodle named Lady Godiva. Her name seems irregular to some but I had reasons to name her that.

Lady is so there is no mistake that she is a female dog. Godiva is for “Godiva Chocolate” and the fact that GOD is in my dog’s name will hopefully keep her protected from anything she faces in life.

Other people give thought to their dog’s name too.

In Florida a police dog was given the name TRUMP. A photo became a viral Facebook meme this week.

The image of a patrol car belonging to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with a decal featuring K-9 Trump’s name has gotten more attention than anticipated.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Facebook page of Cop Humor, a self-described pro-law enforcement conservative group, posted the meme with accompanying text that read, “Atta boy, Trump! Making a difference.”

They tweeted:

Trump joined the sheriff’s office in March 2018. Three months later, he began patrol duty.

K-9 names are left to the discretion of their human partners. There is no policy that dictates how the dogs should be named. It appears that this rule could change.

The video is here:

Trump Signs Executive Order to Promote Free Speech in Universities

by Daveda Gruber:

On Thursday President Trump made a bold move to protect American values. Trump signed an executive order that promotes free speech on college campuses.

Trump was surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. He said, “We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values. They’ve been under siege.”

The executive order directs 12 grant-making agencies to use their authority in coordination with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure institutions that receive federal research or education grants promote free speech and free inquiry.

The order would put into effect the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. It will apply to more than $35 billion in grants.

Trump also said, “Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today.”

While private schools would have more flexibility in limiting speech, they would need to commit to their own institutional rules.

On the other hand, public universities that seek funding would really just have to comply with something which already applies to them, the First Amendment.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, Trump gave an indication that this was in the works.

Trump said, “Even as universities have received billions and billions of dollars from taxpayers, many have become increasingly hostile to free speech and the First Amendment.”

A conservative activist who was attacked while working a recruitment table on campus at the University of California-Berkeley, Hayden Williams, was brought up on the stage by the president.

Trump said of Williams, “He took a punch for all of us. And we could never allow that to happen. And here is, in closing with Hayden, here’s the good news. He’s going to be a wealthy young man.”

Apparently, a lawsuit by Hayden is being contemplated.

Trump said, “If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak. Free speech. If they don’t, it will be costly. That will be signed soon.”

Did Beto Really Eat Dirt?

by Daveda Gruber:

Have you ever heard of a child eating dirt? I have but it didn’t seem healthy or something a sane adult would do.

Adults can sometimes eat their own words, humble pie or even eat crow but these metaphors are just that; metaphors. We don’t have to actually digest the similes.

Beto (Robert Francis) O’Rourke took eating to a whole new level after he lost to incumbent Ted Cruz R-TX. Beto ate dirt.

O’Rourke raised $80 million for the Senate race against Cruz and is rejuvenating himself by eating dirt to draw energy.

Beto wrote a 3,000-word profile on himself and it reads, “In January, Beto hit the road, much as his father had done before him, and drew energy from the people he met, and — on one stop in New Mexico he didn’t write about in his blog — by eating New Mexican dirt said to have regenerative powers.”

It also reads, “He brought some home for the family to eat, too.”

Beto’s story was published by The Washington Post.

I wonder if Beto’s family all ate dirt. Someone told me on Twitter that America needs illegal immigrants to pick crops to supply the American people with food. I did argue the point in my reply tweet.

Well, if Beto is correct in his assumption that eating dirt is good for us, maybe we don’t need food? We can all just eat that yummy dirt.

Was Beto a Hacker?

by Daveda Gruber:

Would the mainstream media hold back on a story if it could possibly hurt a Democratic runner in an election? You wouldn’t think so, right? You’d be wrong if you thought that they would get the story out, no matter if it were good, bad or indifferent.

A reporter from Reuters, Joseph Menn, allegedly sat on a big story about Robert Francis O’Rourke. Ted Cruz and O’Rourke ran for a Senate seat in the 2018 mid-term election.

On Friday a famous group of hackers called the “Cult of the Dead Cow” revealed that now 2020 presidential candidate O’Rourke was a member. The hacking group has been credited with inventing the term “hacktivism.”

The group is responsible for a variety of shady activities. Stealing credit card numbers to pay for long-distance telephone service, violating copyright laws and hacking into computers were some of the activities that the hackers participated in. The report from Reuters did stress that O’Rourke himself never “engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity.”

Also brought into light, was another allegation that I’ve written about Beto in connection with the group, wrote bizarre fiction stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord,” which includes a story about the fantasy of murdering, by running over two children with a car.

As soon as the story came out, Beto was out expressing regret about his deeds.

Check out this VIDEO:

Menn knew about all of this in 2017 and he sat on it. According to Menn, members of the hacking group were protecting O’Rourke’s identity and would not confirm his connection  to them unless the reporter, Menn, promised not to write about it until after the November election.

Apparently, they made a deal. Menn agreed to sit on an adverse story about Beto until his Senate race was over. Beto lost to Cruz.

Reuters’s story was titled: “Backstory: How Reuters uncovered Beto O’Rourke’s teenage hacking days.”

The story went on to say:

“After more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the record. In an interview in late 2017, O’Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018.

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, 46, speaks with supporters during a three day road trip across Iowa, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ben Brewer

In an interview with Reuters senior producer Jane Lee, Menn explains how he broke the story and got O’Rourke to open up about his hacking days.

“I decided to write a book about the Cult of the Dead Cow because they were the most interesting and influential hacking group in history. They illustrated a lot of the things that I think are fascinating about hacking and security work.

Focus on Trump’s speech after attack on Muslims

“While I was looking into the Cult of the Dead Cow, I found out that they had a member who was sitting in Congress. I didn’t know which one. But I knew that they had a member of Congress.

“And then I figured out which one it was. And the members of the group wouldn’t talk to me about who it was. They wouldn’t confirm that it was this person unless I promised that I wouldn’t write about it until after the November election. That’s because the member of Congress had decided to run for Senate. Beto O’Rourke is who it was.

“I met Beto O’Rourke. I said ‘I’m writing a book about Cult of the Dead Cow, I think it’s really interesting. I know you were in this group. This book is going to publish after November and your Senate race is over. And he said, ‘OK.’

“And he told me about his time in the Cult of the Dead Cow.””

Cruz took to Twitter to express his feelings:

Menn had some interesting tweets on the subject too:

Do people actually understand that the news media is biased? Some do and some watch TV news blindly and listen to what they believe must be truth that is being reported.

I am personally disgusted in what I see being reported and not being reported. The media is backing the LEFT and they are not hiding their agenda.

Tell Me What to Do – Tell Me What to Think

Decades ago I sat through a Shakespearean play performed in Ashland Oregon. The venue was quite nice and the actors seemed to have an idea as to what they were doing, yet after fifteen minutes my mind started to wander as they’d repeated themselves at least a dozen times. I casually looked around the crowd and noticed the ones that were smiling had one thing in common.

They were drinking wine.

I’ve never been much of an imbiber but I’ve had enough beers to know the look of someone who is feeling good and that look had nothing to do with what was happening on stage. In fact it tells us how powerful depressants can be. While these people continued to tip their glass and grin, I quickly understood why Romeo couldn’t take it anymore.

Jokes aside I do think Shakespeare was any incredible storyteller and his question of “to be or not to be” is one that most humans still don’t understand.

Years later I relayed my experience to others about Shakespeare’s writing by saying, “I got it the first time. I didn’t need it repeated twenty-three more.”

Most of the time this has been met with laughter as very few even bothered to read or listen to Shakespeare when required to in high school or college.

Why would they voluntarily do so now?

One response that was made stuck with me through the years.

“Most people back then couldn’t read or write. The only way they received information was storytelling and they needed to be told many times in order to understand and remember.”

In other words their brains were still evolving and needing more time to grasp the information.

It was and is an interesting theory and one that I now apply to today as it appears very few have actually “evolved” over the last couple of centuries.

In a world where information bounces in seconds from continent to continent it is stunning to realize there are so many people who think they know it all who have no idea what is happening anywhere, especially in their own backyards.

We are inundated by comics without comedy, perverts and prostitutes, bachelorettes and bartenders.

Over and over the same stories occur until that loop is running through the heads of anyone attached to the internet.

It appears “net” is appropriately named.

The media, for lack of a better term, decided long ago that the serfs and slaves in the sixteen hundreds have the same mindset as todays “peasants”.

Tell me what to do, tell me what to think and then tell me what you are going to give me.

They’ve co-opted Shakespeare’s method of messaging while ignoring his message.

They wash-rinse-repeat while “Never letting a good crisis go to waste.”

Let’s introduce the latest example.

At least one American citizen dies everyday at the hands of a foreign national here illegally yet the “emergency” is making sure a couple of actresses post bonds because they don’t know how to “donate” legally to universities.

We OR (Own Recognizance) a wide variety of illegal gang members who have physically attacked Americans but Aunt Becky is on the hook for $1,000,000.00?

What about Cheekbones Warren? How is paying off some coaches worse than pretending to be a Cherokee?

It isn’t.

She should be indicted for fraud.

Let’s try another.

Gavin Newsom just amnestied everyone on California’s Death Row but not to worry because Ronald Reagan is a racist.

There are horrible humans sitting on Death Row in California.

I know this because I dealt with one of them up close and personal.

If Liberals have their way this murderer will eventually be released and allowed to vote.

Don’t believe me?

The Obama administration organized the reduction of sentences and eventually released “non-violent” criminals all over America.

One of them went out, stalked and murdered an ex-girlfriend and two of her children.

Don’t hear too much about that do we.

Virginia Democrats gave felons the right to vote and the Dims want illegals and sixteen year olds in there as well.

Only fools want felons, foreigners and fresh faced fops making decisions in protection of Freedom.

I’ve often said to never verbally engage a fool as you only double the fools in the conversation.

Non-verbally however seems to be the only way the foolish will finally learn that this isn’t their country.

It’s OURS.

It appears AT&T understood this a long time ago.

Time to reach out and touch someone.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Beto Sorry about Writing a Murder Fantasy Story?

by Daveda Gruber:

If you are going to run for President of the United States, your deepest secrets will be revealed. People will dig up your past and bury you in your own deeds.

On Friday, 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Beto (Robert Francis) O’Rourke was apologizing for his past actions.

He was sorry for a campaign joke that he made about how he and his wife raise their children. Has was also sorry for a short story he wrote about murdering two children by running them over.

Beto was taping “Political Party Live” podcast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa when he apologized for a campaign joke he made on a number of occasions. He had been joking and saying that his wife, Amy, raised their children “sometimes with my help.”

Beto said on the podcast, “Not only will I not say that again, but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage, and also the way in which I acknowledge the truth of the criticism that I have enjoyed white privilege.”

Beto commented to CNN and said, “So yes, I think the criticism is right on. My ham-handed attempt to try to highlight the fact that Amy has the lion’s share of the burden in our family — that she actually works but is the primary parent in our family, especially when I served in Congress, especially when I was on the campaign trail — should have also been a moment for me to acknowledge that that is far too often the case, not just in politics, but just in life in general. I hope as I have been in some instances part of the problem, I can also be part of the solution.”

The New York Times reported that Beto’s comments “elicited both laughter and derision” and cited tweets that criticized him for unwittingly exposing the double standard between male and female candidates.

Then there was the murder story that Beto wrote when he was fifteen years old. He acknowledged its surfacing could hurt his campaign.

O’Rourke wrote stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord.” He wrote in the first person about a murder spree as part of his goal seeking “the termination of everything that was free and loving.” The piece described the first kill as the murder of two children crossing the street.

It reads:

“Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them.”

“This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

Beto had dismissed the writings before but now says, “It was stuff that I was a part of as a teenager that I’m not proud of today, and I mean that’s the long and short of it. I’m mortified to read it now, incredibly embarrassed, but I have to take ownership of my words. Whatever my intention was as a teenager doesn’t matter, I have to look long and hard at my actions, at the language I have used, and I have to constantly try to do better.”

I agree that he has to take ownership of his deeds. I’ve know writers who write about murder and violence. I’ve edited and published books about murder. I’m not running for president and neither are the authors.

Something about creating a story in one’s mind about the innermost fantasies and motivation to run over children and to deliberately murder them, is difficult to swallow.

Is the Mueller Probe Illegal?

by Daveda Gruber:

At the end of the week we still wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller Probe to draw to a close. We’ve waited this long; what’s more time? Patience sometimes wears thin.

On Friday morning President Trump took to Twitter to give his thoughts to the American people. The theme of Trump’s tweets, once again, took aim at the  Russia investigation by Mueller as the president’s transparency on social media came to the forefront as he commented.

Trump tweeted:

As Americans wait for the Mueller Probe to end and would love to see the final results, Trump speculated on if Mueller’s team will complete the investigation and submit a report to Attorney General William Barr.

The investigation should be drawing to a close as we wait for the results. The expected departure of top prosecutor Andrew Weissmann makes the assumption of the end of the probe a reality.
Weissmann led the charge on the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. At this time, it is known that Manafort will face 81 months in prison.

A spokesman from New York University Law School noted that Weissmann will be leaving Mueller’s team “in the near future” and that they were in talks with Weissmann, who had done work with the university in the past, to return to the Law School.

Good deduction. Still, there is no guarantee on when the report will actually come. In the meantime, we wait for Mueller to submit his report and then for Barr to review it. It is then expected that Barr will create his own report to send to Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

An explanation of the special counsel’s findings would follow. Ultimately, it is the attorney general who is the official who decides what, if anything, in the report can become public.

Trump’s criticism of the investigation on Twitter comes after hundreds of pages of transcripts were released from fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok’s and his lover at the time, former FBI counsel Lisa Page’s closed-door interviews before the House Judiciary Committee last summer.

Page’s testimony was rather informative. It confirmed that FBI officials had very little evidence at the beginning of the investigation in August 2016.

Page stated that the FBI “knew so little” about whether the allegations were “true or not true,” and had a “paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path” of vetting the allegations.
You can read all of Page’s testimony here:

Lisa Page Interview Day 1 by on Scribd

Lisa Page Interview Day 2 by on Scribd

Strzok and Page became famous for their exchange of numerous anti-Trump text messages. The pair worked on the FBI’s initial investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

With all their anti-Trump rhetoric, the two also served, for a short period of time, on Mueller’s probe team.

We await a report but even though it appears to be coming soon, we really don’t know when or if it will be released.

Five Charged in New Mexico Jihad Terrorist Compound Case

by Daveda Gruber:

Do you remember the New Mexico compound where children were found to have been abused and one child’s remains were discovered? Maybe the fact that the compound was a makeshift “Terrorist Camp” rings a bell?

I’ve wondered if the crimes would ever face justice. My patience has paid off. Three suspects were tied to the New Mexico compound where alleged Muslim extremists have been reported to train children to be school shooters.

It appears that not dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” can lead to consequences.

District Judge Emilio Chavez dismissed charges against three of the five defendants. Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj had charges against them dropped in a ruling that authorities say violated the state’s “10-day rule.”

Prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause. Taos District Attorney Donald Gallegos’ office missed the deadline requiring a preliminary hearing to be held within 10 days of the Aug. 3 arrests.

Judges dropped all child abuse charges against the five clan members.

The five suspects  who were originally arrested by authorities after the August raid that followed a month’s long inquiry into the disappearance of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, aged three years old. The boy had severe medical issues and disappeared from the state of Georgia in December.

An official had said at the time that the occupants of the compound were “most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”

At the time of the initial arrests, agents recovered a ten-page, handwritten document, titled “Phases of a Terrorist Attack,” from the compound. That document included instructions for “the one-time terrorist” and provided detailed instructions on determining ideal attack locations, using “choke points,” defending “safe havens,” escaping perimeter rings, and detecting sniper positions. This document indicates the defendants were not merely talking a deadly talk, but had been carefully planning an attack.

Compound Letter by on Scribd

Now, the leaders who are suspected of running a terrorist training camp, are back in custody. They have been charged with terror, kidnapping and firearms offenses.

Gallegos’ unprofessional approach to the case allowed the alleged suspects to go free. He is facing calls for his resignation.

On Saturday, The Republican gubernatorial nominee, Rep. Stevan Pearce called for Gallegos to resign immediately.

Pearce, thanked federal authorities afterward for stepping in “when our state officials prove incapable of fulfilling their basic duties.”

Mr. Pearce said in a statement, “The state and the nation have been disgusted by the incompetence displayed by the Taos District Attorney and I renew my call for his resignation.”

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson put out a statement that  said, “The superseding indictment alleges a conspiracy to stage deadly attacks on American soil. These allegations remind us of the dangers of terrorism that continue to confront our nation, and the allegation concerning the death of a young child only underscores the importance of prompt and effective intervention by law enforcement.  I commend our law enforcement partners for their ongoing diligence and outstanding work in identifying and disabling imminent threats of targeted violence.”

I have followed this story and at least I feel that justice may actually be served now that the little mess created by not following rules in an indictment has been taken care of by a higher ruling.

“Insurance Policy” on Trump Revealed in Transcripts: Want to See?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Tuesday House Judiciary Committee Republicans released hundreds of pages of transcripts from last year’s closed-door interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page.

The long and drawn out Russian meddling probe  ultimately brought up and gave center stage to explosive texts between then-lovers Page and her partner then-FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok.

The transcripts from last year’s interview with Page brought to light revealing new details about the bureau’s controversial internal discussions regarding an “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald J. Trump.

Page got her name recognized when it was revealed by the Justice Department inspector general that she and Strzok exchanged numerous anti-Trump text messages. Page and Strzok were deeply involved in the FBI’s initial counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling. They investigated potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 election. Later, they both served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

In the text messages that were shared by Page and Strzok the so-called “insurance policy” was mentioned on numerous occasions.

During her interview with the Judiciary Committee in July 2018, Page was questioned about the texts. Page answered questions for about 10 hours total on July 13 and July 16.

Page ultimately confirmed that the “insurance policy”  referred to the Russia investigation. She explained that officials were proceeding with caution, concerned about the implications of the case while not wanting to go at “total breakneck speed” and risk burning sources as they presumed Trump wouldn’t be elected anyway.

Page also confirmed that investigators only had a “paucity” of evidence at the start.

The full text of the questions can be seen here:

Lisa Page Interview Day 1 by on Scribd

Lisa Page Interview Day 2 by on Scribd

After the questioning began, then-Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., asked about the text sent from Strzok to Page in August 2016.

The text reads, “I want to believe the path you threw out in Andy’s [McCabe’s] office—that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

FBI agents had named the investigation into the Trump campaign, “Crossfire Hurricane.”

Page said, “So, upon the opening of the crossfire hurricane investigation, we had a number of discussions up through and including the Director regularly in which we were trying to find an answer to the question, right, which is, is there someone associated with the [Trump] campaign who is working with the Russians in order to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton. And given that it is August, we were very aware of the speed and sensitivity that we needed to operate under.”

Page also said that, “if the answer is this is a guy just being puffery at a meeting with other people, great, then we don’t need to worry about this, and we can all move on with our lives; if this is, in fact, the Russians have coopted an individual with, you know, maybe wittingly or unwittingly, that’s incredibly grave, and we need to know that as quickly as possible.”

If you read the transcripts, you will see that it was never expected that Trump would be the President of the United States. In fact, the D.C. swamp agreed and Page said that all they needed was an allegation, and claimed “it is entirely common, particularly in a counterintelligence investigation, that you would only have—you would have a small amount of evidence” in launching a probe.

The pair worked on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and then Page served a short detail on Mueller’s team and then returned to her post at the FBI in 2017.  She then ultimately left the bureau in May 2018.

Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team after the texts were discovered and was reassigned to the FBI’s Human Resources Division. He was fired in August 2018.

Recently, former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, said he did not recall ever discussing the “insurance policy” with Strzok or Page.

I believe that “Andy’s” bubble burst with revelations that Page remembered the situation clearly.