Have some left-leaning members of the FBI leaked information to the news media, possibly for political purposes? It sure looks like a strong possibility.
“Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles,” The Hill reports today.
“In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.”
The Hill pored over texts from Page and Strzok that appear rather damning, but make a point of noting: “Republican investigators in both the House and Senate say the text messages suggest FBI personnel may have had media contacts but don’t necessarily prove it.”
But some of the texts quoted in The Hill’s report seem highly inappropriate. The full report can be read here: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/368003-fbi-agents-text-messages-spur-congressional-probe-into-possible-news-leaks
Investigations spawning more investigations on those doing the investigating. Anyone else having trouble keeping up?