On Tuesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) revealed a new text message from anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok in which Strzok supposedly expressed serious reservations about joining special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government because he thought there was nothing there to investigate.
Johnson, who is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber that he thought the text message was "jaw-dropping," The Hill reported.
Strzok, who was having an affair with FBI attorney Lisa Page, said he was conflicted about whether he should join Mueller's probe in what he described as "the most important case of our lives."
Page told Strzok on multiple occasions that she did not think that he should join Mueller's investigation.
“You shouldn’t take this on. I promise you; I would tell you if you should,” she wrote.
Strzok told Page that he had "a sense of unfinished business" and that he had to "fix and finish it."
Those texts from Strzok are even more damning considering that he personally believed that there was no wrongdoing to be investigating in the first place.
Strzok texted Page, "You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there, there."
If Strzok believed that there was nothing to investigate, then why did he feel the need to join Mueller's investigation of President Trump after he referred to Trump as a "f**king idiot" in previous messages?
Strzok also spoke of an "insurance policy" in case Trump won:
I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe’s] office that there's no way he gets elected -- but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40…
On Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News that one of the text messages that he and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) reviewed spoke of a "secret society."
These text messages are even more damaging when considering that Page, who's an attorney and thus is an expert on legal matters, texted Strzok about how they should communicate so they could not be traced. Page texted Strzok: "So look, you say we can text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can't be traced."