by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 11, 2018) — On Tuesday’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity featured text messages just released by investigative reporter Sara A. Carter exchanged between former FBI counsel Lisa Page and former FBI counterintelligence deputy chief Peter Strzok appearing to show a concerted effort to leak information on the “collusion” investigation to the media in order to thwart Trump’s presidency.
At 9:13 p.m. EDT, Carter was Hannity’s guest, during which she opined that the texts demonstrate “collusion” between the FBI and Justice Department despite the fact that Trump and his campaign are under investigation for same by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at a cost of millions.
Carter called upon Congress to investigate every step of the Trump-Russia probe given the evidence that key players at the FBI and DOJ are shown now to have been compromised early on.
Strzok and Page had texted their dislike of Trump, horror at the thought that he might be elected president, and referenced an “insurance policy” in the event that he was elected.
Hannity’s Monday night report featured Strzok-Page texts obtained from the Justice Department and released earlier that day by Rep. Mark Meadows, a member of the House Judiciary Committee indicating an alleged “strategy” to leak negative information about the Trump administration and campaign to the media.
In one text Strzok is seen congratulating Page on her apparent success after The Washington Post published an article on April 11, 2017 about onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who is not related to Lisa Page.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is also compromised, Sara Carter said, as he signed the fourth and final surveillance warrant application on Carter Page substantiated by an unverified “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
Steele was virulently anti-Trump and met clandestinely with DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr while Ohr’s wife worked on the dossier for Fusion GPS.
Fusion was paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign through the law firm Perkins Coie.
Sara Carter, who last week reported that declassification of key documents in the probe withheld from Congress by the DOJ was imminent, again called upon Trump to effect that declassification. On Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte told Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo that the 20 withheld pages contain “stunning” and exculpatory information withheld from the FISA court, which granted the warrant requests on Carter Page.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.