Senator Rand Paul confirmed Wednesday that Deep State anti-Trump DOJ officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page still possess their top secret security clearances; adding the two still have “access to sensitive private information.”
Paul sent a scathing letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray weeks ago, demanding answers over whether the Trump-hating employees “still have security clearances” and “have the ability to search FISA data or other classified databases.”
The libertarian lawmaker received his response this week, with officials telling Paul “all FBI employees must maintain a Top Secret security clearance.”
“BREAKING: FBI admits that @realDonaldTrump haters still have Top Secret security clearances which allows them to access sensitive private information!” tweeted Sen. Paul.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 11, 2018
Page and Strzok made national headlines months ago when their anti-Trump text messages shed new light on widespread bias and abuse throughout the FBI and the Department of Justice.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week that Brower resigned his position last month to start a new job at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a Washington-based lobbying and law firm.
“So if [Strzok and Page are] still FBI agents, which apparently they are,” Paul told Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime,” “the [FBI’s] non-answer specifically really is an answer, and [it] says they can search our databases.”
Strzok, a former deputy to the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, was removed from the Mueller probe over the summer after the texts between him and Page during the 2016 presidential campaign came to light. In one exchange, Strzok referred to then-candidate Trump as “an idiot.” In another, Page described Trump as “a loathsome human.”
In all, the pair exchanged some 50,000 text messages throughout the campaign and first year of the Trump administration, many of them with anti-Trump sentiments.
Paul told Fox News that Strzok and Page “need to be fired. At the very least, they need to be suspended from any privileges to look at these databases until it’s determined whether or not they can still remain at the FBI.”
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April 12th, 2018