Have they been manipulating the media all along?
With the Mueller leaks still coming out, who else has been leaking?
Among those texts that were lost — and then found again in a hurry — we get a little insight not only how these people think, but how they use the media to manipulate both the public and one another.
Case in point:
The Devlin mentioned corresponds to Devlin Barret, who (at the time) reported for the WSJ, and now works for WaPo.
What story came out around that time? This one:
It’s the story that showed us the links between Clinton’s bundler and the Senate run of Andrew McCabe’s wife. McCabe, as we know by now was the Deputy Director of the FBI. He was the guy positioned between Strzok and Comey.
You will notice how neatly this fits with their desire to see McAuliffe recused.
This October 23rd, 2016, “scoop” aligns with the internal text messaging discussion between Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page who were discussing James Comey’s chief-of-staff James Rybicki recommending that FBI Asst. Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe should be recused from the Hillary Clinton investigation.
May not have been the first time they leaked a story through him, either.
There has been a great deal of speculation about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page leaking to media in their efforts to shape stories conducive to their pro-Clinton/anti-Trump efforts.[…]
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
‘find’ it. Why would they use that particular phrase if they handn’t placed the story in the first place?
It looks like they wanted McAuliffe recused (whether because he ought to be, or because took positions they didn’t like, or any other reason up to and including naked ambition).
They leaked to the media, and the got exactly what they wanted.
There have been many leaks to the media. How many of them have been deliberate, manipulative, and a means to some unspoken political end? After all, we already know what they think of Trump.
That’s not even getting into the part of the texts where they acknowledge that the possibility of Hillary becoming President and taking personal revenge against those who were investigating her.
“One more thing: she might be our next president,” Page texted Strzok on Feb. 25, 2016, in the midst of the presidential campaign, in reference to Clinton.
“The last thing you need [is] going in there loaded for bear,” she continued. “You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more [DOJ] than [FBI]?”
How ‘impartial’ do you think investigators who have that possibility looming over their heads are likely to be?
How many lifelong bureaucrats would be willing to risk their pension and commit ‘career suicide’ over implicating Clinton?
Some, maybe… but how many?
What Jim Acosta, Rachel Maddow and the Rest of The Media (D) STILL haven’t figured out yet is why we call them ‘Fake News’.
Let’s spell it out for them. In a shirt.
Because you know they won’t be able to figure it out on their own.
There’s a ladies’ version…
And a men’s version…
The problem isn’t just the lies they tell…
It’s the truth they DON’T tell…
And the opinions laced right through them.
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt press!
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