New FBI Texts: Page Referred to 'OUR Task Ahead of Us' After Trump's Election Victory
Newly released text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are raising more questions about anti-Trump bias at the FBI and Justice Department.
Strzok and Page, who were involved in an extramarital affair, exchanged thousands of texts during the presidential campaign, transition and first months of the Trump presidency.
After Trump's victory last November, Page texted her paramour, “OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING.”
“Omg, I am so depressed," Strzok replied.
Six days later, Page texted, “God, being here makes me angry. Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us.”
It is unclear what "OUR task" referred to, but some have suggested it could be related to a text Strzok sent in August alluding to an "insurance policy" in case Trump won the presidency.
"This is just like a mystery. It keeps unfolding and unfolding, and it gets dirtier and dirtier," Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy said on "Happening Now" on Wednesday.
She noted that the texts also raise questions about former President Obama's interest and involvement in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
She pointed out that Page wrote to Strzok about preparing talking points on the Clinton probe for then-FBI Director James Comey because, "potus wants to know everything we're doing."
Professor and political commentator Wendy Osefo, however, dismissed the furor over the texts as an attempt to discredit the FBI and intelligence community.
Watch the discussion above.