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‘God, Trump is a loathsome human’: FBI officials involved with Russia probe called the future president an ‘idiot’
Two high ranking FBI officials involved in Robert Mueller’s Russian probe exchanged text messages calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’.
FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair, shared more than 10,000 texts in 2016 discussing the future president.
During their exchanges, they described Trump as an ‘idiot’ and a ‘loathsome human’ and shared their hopes that Hillary Clinton should win the election, the Washington Post reported.
Special Counsel Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation into collusion between Trump’s administration and Russia during the 2016 election, after the messages revealing anti-Trump sentiment first emerged in July.
The pair’s texts are now under investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
Both Strzok and Page were key players in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as well as the Russian probe. They’d been involved in an extra martial affair during the Clinton investigation.
The texts date back to 2015, shortly after Trump announced his plans to run for president, when Strzok texted that Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was ‘an idiot like Trump.
‘Figure they cancel each other out.’
The following year, on March 4, 2016, Page, sent a text to Strzok saying: ‘God, Trump is a loathsome human… omg he’s an idiot.’
‘He’s awful,’ Strzok replied. ‘Yet he may win’ (the Republican nomination), he said, adding that could be ‘Good for Hillary.’
Strzok later added that Hillary ‘should win 100,000,000-0.’
‘Also did you hear [Trump] make a comment about the size of his d*ck earlier? This man can not be president,’ Page said later that same evening, according to Politico.
On March 16, 2016, Page texted Strzok: ‘I can not believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president.’