The plot thickens…
Text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page expose a plan to meet with Judge Rudolph Contreras – who presided over Michael Flynn’s guilty plea.
The text messages reveal a plot for them to meet with Contreras in a way that would not create a conflict of interest that could force the judge to excuse himself with issues relating to Strzok’s work.
The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reports:
The pair even schemed about how to set up a cocktail or dinner party just so Contreras, Strzok, and Page could speak without arousing suspicion that they were colluding. Strzok expressed concern that a one-on-one meeting between the two men might require Contreras’ recusal from matters in which Strzok was involved.
Contreras was handling the case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and was recused shortly after Flynn’s guilty plea.
It remains a mystery why Contreras left control of Flynn’s case.
Strzok was involved in the investigation of Flynn.
The story reveals these text messages reported on by Hemingway were not given to Congress.
The text messages add to the concern and mounting evidence that senior officials at the FBI were engaged in efforts to undermine President Trump.