When news broke that one of Robert Mueller's investigators was removed from the special counsel's investigation, it was reported the agent in question was removed because he was sending “anti-Trump” texts. Fox News obtained and released the text threads Tuesday night.
According to Fox News, agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were having an affair at the time, sent over 10,000 texts back and forth during the 2016 campaign. They discussed their personal opinions of candidates and ranted back and forth about their dislike of Donald Trump.
Reporter Shannon Bream announced on Twitter that Fox News had obtained the massive revelation:
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) December 13, 2017
Fox News broke down the contents of the texts:
Page: “God, Trump is a loathsome human.”
Strzok: “Yet he many (sic) win. Good for Hillary.”
And later that day, Strzok: “Omg [Trump's] an idiot.”
Page: “He's awful.”
Strzok: “America will get what the voting public deserves.”
Page: “That's what I’m afraid of.”
Later, Strzok: “Ok I may vote for Trump.”
Page: “What? Poor Kasich. He's the only sensible man up there.”
Their texting picked back up when Trump came away with a lead on Super Tuesday:
Page: “I can not believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president.”
They also targeted Trump's family at the Republican National Convention on July 19:
Strzok: “Oooh, TURN IT ON, TURN IT ON!!! THE DO*CHEBAGS ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT. You can tell by the excitable clapping.”
In August, when Trump got into a public argument with Muslim lawyer Khizr Khan, Page texted Strzok.
Page: “Jesus. You should read this [NYT article]. And Trump should go f himself.”
Strzok: “God that's a great article. Thanks for sharing. And F TRUMP.”
Both agents later realized they needed to use separate phones for these anti-Trump conversations.
Page: “So look, you say we can text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can't be traced. you were just venting bc you feel bad that you're gone so much but it can't be helped right now.”
Strzok was a member of counterintelligence, but when the texts became known, he was moved to human resources.
The House Intelligence Committee was also given information by an informant that Strzok was “purportedly obstructing the House probe into the dossier,” according to Fox News.
But Strzok's involvement doesn't stop there. He also oversaw the interviews with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and was present when the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton in 2016.