RUSH: So have you heard the latest on Strzok and Robert Ohr, DOJ, and his wife Nellie? You know, they were communicating by ham radio. She applied for a ham radio license during their investigation of Trump, all this time they were prepping the Trump dossier, so that their communications couldn’t be monitored by anybody.
They’re sitting in the deputy director of the FBI’s office, and they’re talking politics. They’re talking politics! They’re not talking the investigation. They’re talking politics! Strzok is sitting there saying (imitating Strzok), “Well, I don’t know. Your idea –” talking to his mistress, Lisa Page. “I don’t know your plan, your theory here that Trump has no way of winning, I don’t know, we need a backup plan, we can’t count on that.” They’re talking politics inside the FBI’s office, the deputy director.
Now we find out that Robert Ohr’s wife applied for a ham radio license? This is shortwave, ladies and gentlemen. Apparently the NSA doesn’t monitor shortwave. That kind of surprised me. I thought the NSA Hoovered up everything. But the point is that they were looking for a communications ability that could not be monitored during a so-called up and up investigation.
I tell you, I’m getting so frustrated at people who say, “Look, we gotta be able to understand that people of different political persuasions can conduct a fair investigation. Just because the investigators may be partisan Hillary donors or Hillary supporters doesn’t mean they’re not good lawmen.” Why are we so obtuse? Why don’t we see what’s going on? Well, enough of us do.
I know there are people that want to protect the reputation of the FBI, and there are people that want to protect the reputation of DOJ and all this at all costs because of the overall importance long-term of those institutions. But, for crying out loud, some of this stuff is just now getting to be beyond the pale and beyond any ability to rationalize it as what they claim it is, an aboveboard, fair, nonpartisan, unbiased investigation. It’s quite the opposite.
I’ll tell you something else that bugs me. You know, yesterday was crabby? Well, I’m crabby, ’cause I’ll tell you why I’m crabby today. Because yesterday everybody’s telling me how crabby they are. Today I’ve got nothing but pessimism. You would not believe the email, pessimism, fatalism. You people don’t know what I put up with here every day. It’s incredible! You know, everybody dumps on me. Everybody tells me how mad they are, how depressed they are, how ticked off, how whatever. I can’t do that with anybody. Do you realize I can’t whine to anybody. I can’t complain to anybody ’cause when I do it it’s news.
“You should have heard what Rush told me the other day,” blam, blam, blam, and then it’s everywhere. I have to hold everything in. Hang on. My alarm just went off here. I gotta unplug the phone, make sure it doesn’t charge too much. I have a technique here. Here we go. Done. So I have to — (interruption) What do you mean, ‘”Talk to the cat”? How do I know the cat doesn’t leak?
Literally, I have to keep all this stuff in. I can’t say a word to anybody about anything with confidence that it’s gonna stay where I tell ’em, other than Kathryn, of course. But I mean other than that I can’t tell anybody what I really think about things, what I’m really feeling about things. And of course I was raised not to share feelings anyway. That was part of being a man back when I was raised.
RUSH: The more I think about this, the more I think… I was on Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday back in the spring. I wish I had bounced out of this chair and stood up and run right to that camera and started screaming. “This is so outrageous! This whole thing. It did not happen! We are ruining lives over something that did not happen.”
I’m sorry; I’ll stop. I’ve been… If I go forward on this it’ll be four days in a row and you’ve heard it. Been there, done that. But it just frosts me. And then everybody falls in line. “Well, there’s an investigation. We must see the investigation through.” Why can’t you say the investigation’s unjustified? Why can’t we just say, “It’s bogus; this whole thing has been manufactured”? This is unreal, the way this is happening! Donald Trump Jr. with two 10-hour interviews over a 20-minute meeting, for example, and that’s not even the worst of it.
The worst of it is there isn’t any collusion, and they’re not even investigating that anymore. Now they’re trying to manufacture that Trump obstructed justice, and we’ve got obvious partisans doing everything they can to hide what they’re doing. They’ve been caught and now it’s, “Well, we can’t assume that just because they’re partisan, that they wouldn’t do a fair investigation.” The hell we can’t! Our intelligence requires us to admit that they are screwing with us, and they’re doing it on purpose, and they’re doing it (in their minds) with impunity.
Getting ham radio licenses so that they can talk to each other and not be overheard by anybody in an investigation? Talking political outcomes in the FBI deputy director’s office? What I’m talking about is this. There’s a Kimberley Strassel tweet… You know, here’s another thing. Why are we learning about these texts? You know, there’s a steady drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip leak of these text messages between Peter Strzok and his mistress, Page something or other. Something Page. Lisa Page.
How is this happening? I’ll tell you what I think. You know, there is a massive inspectors general investigation of the DOJ and the FBI going on. The inspector general is somebody, and every department has one. There’s one over at the Department of Agriculture. There’s one at every cabinet level bureaucracy. They’re everywhere. And structurally, ostensibly they’re there to investigate what these agencies are doing and keeping ’em on the up and up.
Well, the inspector general is investigating this investigation. It’s not a formal investigation like a new special counsel would be, but it is an examination of the procedures, and it’s been going on for quite a while. And it’s got to be — these texts have to be — the result of leaks from the inspector general’s office. Now, why would the IG be leaking this stuff that’s damaging to these investigators? Why would the IG…? And I don’t know if it’s a Trump appointee or if it’s a holdover Obama.
It’s if it’s a holdover Obama, I really don’t believe this is happening. But why would an inspector general be leaking this stuff? There’s a reason these people leak. Every leaker has his own reason for doing so. We know that the leakers in the deep state were trying to undermine Trump. But why are we reading, why are we learning what Peter Strzok was saying back and forth to his mistress? And why are we learning what they were talking about in Andrew McCabe’s office?
Well, there is a theory out there that holds that the inspector general has a dynamite report coming that’s gonna blow this whole thing to smithereens, and these leaks are a way of setting us up — the American people up — for what is coming. So that when it does report, it’s not a series of, “My God, I didn’t know that,” that it’s gonna confirm what these little leaks have informed us week after week after week. Now, I can’t say that I’m familiar with inspectors general and how they operate and all that, so I can only share with you that particular theory.
But since I’m so unaccustomed to leaks benefiting us, I’m so unaccustomed to inspectors general working for us, that, I’m sorry, I’m just automatically suspicious. I’m not characterizing this in any way. I just… These leaks are not making these people look good in any way or stretch the imagination. They are illustrating how this investigation is corrupted. Here Kimberley Strassel’s latest tweet. “This April text from Page to Strzok raises a whole new host of question for FBI.”
Here’s the text. This is, again, from Lisa Page to Strzok: “So, look, you say we text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can’t be traced…?” So she’s telling him, she’s actually asking him, “You’re saying we should use that phone because it can’t be traced while we’re talking about Hillary?” Why would it matter if they’re being overheard if all they’re doing is conducting an investigation? But they’re talking politics here. They’re talking strategy. They’re talking ways to undermine Trump here after the election, and they don’t want anybody to know it.
And this is what the IG is leaking. Now the question Kimberley Strassel asks is: “How many people at FBI did that?” How many other people were using “that phone,” quote, unquote, when they were talking about Hillary so that it could have been traced? I’m sorry, folks, but I’m having the damnedest time believing that all of these partisans were fair investigators as we’re being told to treat them. I’m just… I’m having the toughest time. Their texts back and forth to each other clearly indicate their bias and their hatred of Donald Trump.
Imagine these people on election night. We just had a caller about the rage and anger on Twitter and how it’s poisoning our society, and it is. I want you to imagine, these people — Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe (whose wife was running for the Senate in Virginia and got money from Terry McAuliffe, a full-fledged Democrat). Strzok and this babe hate Trump. Now, I want you to imagine these people all during the campaign and on election night thinking Hillary’s gonna win.
They all thought Hillary was gonna win. There was no thought that there would ever be one of these investigations because there would never need to be. They weren’t thinking Russian collusion. They weren’t talking about Russian collusion because they weren’t gonna taint Hillary’s win, so there wasn’t any Russian collusion. Hillary had been exonerated by Comey back on July 5th. They had taken care of that.
They had said she’s not gonna be prosecuted because they couldn’t find where she intended to break the law even though the statute does not require that. So they clearly stacked the deck for Hillary. She had trafficked in classified data and documents on her illegal server, and she was exonerated. Her interview was not even… She wasn’t even under oath, and Comey’s exoneration of her happened even before she was interviewed. She was interviewed as a formality.
So imagine these people all during the campaign. They’re seething. They hate Trump. They hate Trump because he’s a barbarian, he’s a pig, whatever these leftists conjure up in their own poisoned minds. The degree of hatred they have for Trump knows no bounds, and they want Trump punished for even getting this far. The fact that he won the Republican primary? They want to destroy Trump. They want to make sure nobody ever tries this again.
But with them and Trump, it’s personal. They literally hate him. But that’s mitigated by their confidence that Hillary’s gonna win. So election night. And they are upended. And they’re bamboozled. And they’re blown out of the water. They are in shock, literal shock. They are in literal clinical depression. They are in a clinical state of disbelief. They cannot believe. They have stacked the deck for her. They did every dirty trick they could to poison the electorate’s mind on Trump. Hillary even won the popular vote.
They can’t comprehend this. They can’t absorb this. I’m talking about Strzok. I’m talking about Rosenstein. I’m talking about all of these people, Mueller, all of these people, they’re all the same. I’m talking about Lisa Page, McCabe, all of these people who had exonerated Hillary were preparing to celebrate the demise of Donald Trump. And he wins. And I think they lose their grip.
And so then they have to gin it all up again. They’ve got to get rid of Trump. And we’ve got the texts to prove they’re talking about it, even before the election. They’re worried that he might win. They’re confident he won’t, but they want an insurance policy. We’ve got a text between Strzok and Lisa Page where she lays out in McCabe’s office, the DOJ, the second command in the FBI, they’re in there talking about the presidential election. These people are now part of the investigation.
And Lisa Page says, “Look. I’ve looked at this every which way but Sunday. There’s no way the guy wins.” And Strzok says, “I don’t know. We need an insurance policy just in case.” And now we’ve got one! Their investigation. This gobbledygook, this utter turd of an investigation is the insurance company, and they’re implementing it, and they’re doing it. “So look, you say we text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can’t be traced –” How many other people were doing that?
The wife — another story — the wife of the Department of Justice deputy was a Fusion GPS employee, a CIA research aide, and applied for a ham radio license one month after contracting Christopher Steele to write the Trump dossier. Hillary and her campaign working with these people contracted that dossier, which is the turd that forms the turd of this investigation.
Department of Justice Associate Deputy Attorney General, Bruce Ohr, was demoted because he had working relationships with Steele and Fusion GPS. More importantly, or perhaps conveniently, according to James Rosen, Bruce Ohr did not reveal his October 2016 contacts with Steele or Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS to the leadership of the Department of Justice. The ongoing dossier story gets far more intriguing as it is now discovered that Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie, actually worked for Fusion GPS and helped guide the Russian dossier.
“Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.”
But it doesn’t stop there. Mrs. Ohr was not only a Fusion GPS contract employee, but she was part of the CIA’s open source works in Washington. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ohr worked in a collaborative group project surrounding international organized crime. A month after Hillary hired Fusion GPS — this is in April of 2016. That’s when Hillary hired Fusion GPS — to subcontract the Trump dossier, Christopher Steele. She hired him. And if she did, these people all knew this was happening, because it’s clear the Obama Department of Justice, the FBI were working with the Clinton campaign on the dossier and to undermine the Trump campaign.
A month after Hillary hired Fusion GPS in April of 2016 to subcontract retired MI6 agent, Christopher Steele, to write the Trump dossier, Nellie Ohr applied for a ham radio license on May 23rd of 2016. A communication tool that would allow her and Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, the ability to communicate outside the normal risk of communication intercepts.
“Keeping in mind, both Bruce and Nellie Ohr’s subject matter skill-set within the DOJ would provide them with a comprehensive understanding of how to network and communicate with international actors outside the traditional risk of communication intercepts. In short, Mrs. Nelli Ohr would know that using HAM radio frequencies would be a way to avoid the risk of U.S. intelligence intercepts on her communications.”
The Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS in April of 2016 and contracted for the Trump dossier to be written. What are we talking about here? The Clinton campaign orders this thing, which then becomes the foundation, the basis for this turd investigation. This thing needs to be disbanded and disbanded yesterday. It’s a sham! And to this day there’s no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, and there won’t be because there isn’t. They’re still trying to manufacture that. They’ve given up on it. Now they’re trying to create process crime. Lying to investigators about irrelevant crap.
But we’re told by some that these people can compartmentalize. Yes they may be pro-Obama, yes they may be big Democrats, but they’re skilled career investigators and we shouldn’t have a problem with biased people. This is how we just dig our own grave, and we shovel ourselves in it in our reluctance or unwillingness to see what’s right in front of our face, and not just right in front of our face see it, it’s hitting us upside the head each and every day.
Another text. Peter Strzok to Lisa Page: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office –” McCabe “– that there’s no way he gets elected. I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.” “I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.” That’s when everything changed. That text is a show stopper. Strzok has to be placed under oath. After all, we’re talking about the possible interference with a presidential election and they say we can’t take the risk that Trump might win.
RUSH: Bob in Coronado, California. Glad you waited, sir. What’s happening?
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m maximally frustrated. It only relates to the last year I had to listen daily about the Russians and collusion. And now, as you mentioned briefly a few minutes ago, we’re starting to find out piece by piece that it appeared that the Hillary and the Democratic Party/DNC colluded with the Russians. It appears that they colluded with the FBI. And I don’t think it’s a big stretch — which, to me, is just frightening as can be — that the FBI may have colluded through Fusion GPS with the Russians.
CALLER: It’s a disaster.
RUSH: What we’re learning because of these texts and what our common sense tells us, it is the FBI meddling in the election. It’s the FBI and the Department of Justice coordinating with the Clinton campaign. And that’s the meddling. And if you want to say they meddled with the dossier, well, the dossier has roots to Russians because Christopher Steele (who wrote the dossier) claims that Russians helped him source it. So the collusion here — in these texts that we’re learning from Strzok to Lisa Page — are indicating FBI meddling in the 2016 election!
How else do you interpret Strzok wishing for an “insurance policy” in case Trump wins?
And now these clowns are part of an investigation of collusion between Trump and Russia of which this isn’t any, no evidence whatsoever, and now they’re moving on to Trump obstructing justice by firing Comey and what have you. That’s what this is. The “insurance policy” is this newfangled turd of an investigation that we’re being made to sit through after a year of being told that Trump colluded with the Russians. People’s lives are being destroyed over this. People’s livings. The way people earn a living is being destroyed and trashed over all this because a bunch of liberals have their noses out of joint that Hillary lost, despite their help!
CALLER: And, Rush, I might add that besides the fact that Peter Strzok would be one horrible name to have in junior high school, I’m shocked that the swamp that votes 96% Dem in Washington, DC, and northern Virginia, that they will now will investigate themselves. And I think this investigation should come from somewhere else, maybe the North Dakota branch of the FBI.
But to allow the Washington, DC, FBI, when you see with their leadership, the fourth and fifth people, where they stand and who they’re married to, I mean, it can’t go on like this. This is a national emergency. I’ve never seen anything like it. It makes Watergate pale by comparison.
RUSH: Watergate, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, compared to this. But, you know, you hit on something. You say the South Dakota FBI, I’d take the Fargo branch, if there is one. There is on the TV show. But stop and think of this. Okay, so Trump is doing his job and he fires Comey and this and that and the other thing, all these phony — think of the Sessions recusal, which was totally unnecessary. So he talked to the Russian ambassador. Big whoop! Everybody did.
But only under the false premise, “Well, Trump colluded with the Russians, stole the election, so therefore anybody that talked with Russia might be involved in that.” What a hoax! But this is another thing that bothers me, just in general, not specific to this is the idea that in Washington, in the normal ebb and flow in the House and in the Senate we don’t have honest people who can conduct an integrity investigation. No, we need a special counsel. We always need somebody who’s not tied to anything, supposedly.
The members of the House and the various committees there, the members of the Senate, various committees there, they just apparently don’t have the integrity and the reputations to do these investigation. No, we’ve gotta go out and get a special counsel. And when we do that, what do they tell us? The special counsel is beyond reproach. The special counsel is a man of impeccable integrity and sophistication and refinement and is untainted by anything because the special counsel is not in Congress.
The special counsel may be a lawyer from a lobbying firm on K Street, or he may be from a white-shoe law firm in Manhattan or Boston. But whatever he is and wherever he comes from, he is the impeccable example of the best we’ve got. So that’s the premise under which all this crap happens. If I’m a member of Congress, if I’m a member of the House, member of the Senate, I gotta get ticked off when I’m said to be, by association, unqualified to do one of these investigations. We need a special counsel. We need an independent prosecutor.
Well, what do we have? We have an independent prosecutor with 16 lawyers that literally despise Donald Trump and were licking Hillary’s back all the way through the campaign loving her, depending on her. Where the hell is the integrity here? Where are the impeccable, unassailable credentials? Where is the sophistication?
Look at all the stuff that’s foisted upon us. And so it starts out with the belief that this special counsel is untainted and cannot be tainted, because this special counsel is indeed special. Why, this special counsel is not tied to any particular event being investigated, is not a particular partisan. Crap they tell us. There is not a nonpartisan in that town.
And now we find out, because of these texts, that it’s the FBI and not the Russians who have been meddling in the 2016 election before it happened and after it happened. And these texts cement this premise as concise and powerful as it can be. This headline: Explosive Texts Point To FBI, Not Russian, Meddling In 2016 Election.”
Investor’s Business Daily says, “For 18 months” — that’s a year and a half — “the FBI has been fixated on determining whether President Trump worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But explosive text exchanges between top FBI agents suggest it should be looking in the mirror.
“The text messages sent between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which became public on Wednesday, provide a rare and illuminating window into just how rabidly partisan putatively nonpartisan law enforcement officials can be. In the exchanges, they called Trump an ‘idiot,’ a ‘loathsome human,’ an ‘enormous do-che,’ and said ‘this man cannot be president.’
“When not berating Trump, they were praising Hillary Clinton. In one text, Strzok said: ‘God Hillary should win 100,000,000-0.’ In another, he said that ‘a lot of people are holding their breath hoping’ about Clinton.”
We’re being played, my friends, like we haven’t been played in my life on this one. Watergate is chump change compared to what — none of this is based on what really happened. I don’t know how else to say it.
RUSH: Grab sound bite number 18. I need some backup on this. We got it here from Trey Gowdy. This was last night on Fox News. He was asked: “The text message from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page about the meeting in Andrew McCabe’s office. It would help everyone to understand that at the time that he said that, he was investigating Hillary Clinton to decide whether they were going to pursue charges against her.”
GOWDY: Why three FBI agents are discussing politics in the deputy director’s office. Because you’re not supposed to discuss politics on federal ground and FBI agents aren’t supposed to engage in politics for Hatch Act reasons. The notion that three bureau agents would be conspiring or plotting on how to handle the outcome of a presidential election is the opposite of what you want in an objective, dispassionate, neutral FBI.
It is incredibly problematic. Remember, Jim Comey gets very sanctimonious when you talk to him about a politicized FBI. Very sanctimonious. Well, guess what, in his deputy director’s office they were discussing how to prevent one candidate from becoming president of the United States. It doesn’t get any more political than that.
RUSH: Exactly. But, I mean, that doesn’t even get close to what it really is and means.