The media continues to overlook the “insurance” comment made by an FBI agent assigned to Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian government collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.
In a search of CNN and NBC News, no such articles or analyses were found related to the “insurance” text message.
FBI agent Peter Strzok sent a series of anti-Trump text messages to his colleague Lisa Page, and both were removed from the probe after the news was discovered by Mueller back in August 2017. The news and content of the texts were only made public within the last couple weeks. Strzok, in the text messages, mentioned the following about “insurance” against President Trump:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] 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.”
Conservatives have asked what Strzok’s comment meant, and the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board recently asked the same question in their op-ed this weekend. In it, the editorial board said:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office—that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Mr. Strzok wrote Ms. Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 text. He added: “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
What “policy” would that be? The “Andy” in question is Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director. FBI officials are allowed to have political opinions, but what kind of action were they discussing that would amount to anti-Trump “insurance”?