2 days after FBI is capturing texts again Strozk says he doubts Mueller will find Russian collusion
FBI agent Peter Strzok had doubts about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, said Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican.Ther are a couple of ways to read this text. One is that based on his prior investigation they had found nothing. A more cynical view is that he knew he had made critical remarks in the past in text messages and he was trying to look more neutral in his new role. At this point, I tend to be cynical.
Speaking with Milwaukee talk show host Jay Weber, Mr. Johnson revealed disclosed one of the text message exchanges Mr. Strzok sent fellow FBI agent and lover, Lisa Page. In the text, Mr. Strzok appears to express doubt that the Mueller investigation will find anything incriminating and his reluctance to join the probe.
“Strzok says, quote, ‘You and I both know the odds are nothing,’” Mr. Johnson said. “If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my get sense and concerned there’s no big there there.’”
Mr. Johnson said the text was sent on May 19, 2017, two days after Mr. Mueller was appointed as special counsel.
“He doesn’t really want to join [the Mueller investigation] because his gut sense is there’s no big there there,” Mr. Johnson told Mr. Weber.
The two FBI agents eventually did join Mr. Mueller’s team. Ms. Page left the investigation sometime last summer, while Mr. Strzok was removed after several texts blasting President Donald Trump became public.