Jack Crowe on February 8, 2018
The recently released batch of text message exchanges between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal the partisan FBI agents criticized Chelsea Clinton in harsh and personal terms.
Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for sending anti-Trump texts, criticized Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Committee convention in late July.
“Chelsea was awful. Tried to do Bills up close sharing. Didn’t come across as genuine. Plus, she has a HORRIBLE billv goat speech tic,” Strzok wrote in a text to Page — his mistress and FBI colleague on the investigation at the time.
The insulting characterization of Chelsea’s appearance was not the only time Strzok targeted Chelsea; two days prior to her speech he explained to Page that he didn’t “like” Chelsea because he felt she was “self entitled” and “feels she deserves something she hasn’t earned.”
The texts were part of a 400 page cache of messages released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. The document dump, which includes texts sent between Aug. 16, 2015, and July 23, 2017, was accompanied by an interim report on the panel’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
The released text messages do not include communications exchanged between Dec. 13, 2016, and May 17, 2017. The Department of Justice initially claimed the FBI lost text messages sent during that key five month period in the Russia investigation due to a technical glitch, but they have since been recovered.