From the very onset of the #RussiaGate investigation, there were concerns as to just how close any of this would get to the President.
The understanding has long been that Robert Mueller, when appointed to the position of Special Counsel, was installed in order to track down possible collusion between the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. So far, he has managed to ensnare a couple of Trump acquaintances on charges that go back decades, in some cases, and have no relationship to the 2016 campaign whatsoever.
On the right, they’ve been saying that there is “no collusion” for some time, but now, an unlikely source seems to be subtly echoing this sentiment.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under oath that a text exchange with FBI agent Peter Strzok meant that “it still existed in the scope of possibility that there would be literally nothing” to the Russia collusion story on the eve of Robert Mueller’s appointment to investigate that issue as special counsel, according to a Sunday Fox News report.
In July, Page and Strzok were called to testify before a joint session of the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees about their text exchanges.
According to the report by Justice Department Inspector General (DOJ-IG) Michael Horowitz in May 2017, Strzok texted Page to let her know he was considering joining Mueller’s investigation, which was just beginning. He told her he wanted to join to “fix it” after the Clinton mail investigation and complete “unfinished business,” stating he was willing to forgo an assistant directorship to be part of “[a]n investigation leading to impeachment.” But Strzok still had reservations about joining Mueller.
Page was one half of the adulterous, anti-Trump couple at the heart of the Mueller team whose hatred of the President has been discovered through the disclosure of text messages between the two.
Within the last 24 hours the President himself has referred to the Mueller investigation as “illegal”, prompting many to consider the possibility that a major decision is coming from the White House on the matter.