by Daveda Gruber:
Want to guess what an ‘insurance policy’ to stop a Trump presidency could be?
Top Republicans are focusing on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as they inspect a host of anti-Trump texts that were exchanged between two bureau officials. This raises questions about one in particular that seemed to reference an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency.
That particular text was revealed on Tuesday night when the Justice Department released hundreds of messages between the romantically involved FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. They at one time worked on Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office that there’s no way he gets elected but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Some lawmakers presume “Andy” is a reference to Andrew McCabe, and now want to know about his strange texts with Page and Strzok.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said, “This [text] is the one that concerns me the most.”
This was one day after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Mueller probe in testimony before Goodlatte’s committee.
“Andy is presumably Andrew McCabe, and this text is very troubling because it suggests that they’re doing something, they have a plan to take action to make sure that Donald Trump does not get elected president of the United States at the highest levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
No one has given a comment on the ‘insurance policy’ or if it referred to McCabe and that seems like a pretty big mess.
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also raised concerns about that message, penning a letter Thursday to Rosenstein who oversees the special counsel probe ever since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself earlier this year.
Grassley wrote on Thursday, “Some of these texts appear to go beyond merely expressing a private political opinion, and appear to cross the line into taking some official action to create an ‘insurance policy’ against a Trump presidency. Presumably, ‘Andy’ refers to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. So whatever was being discussed extended beyond just Page and Strzok at least to Mr. McCabe, who was involved in supervising both investigations.”
Think back to those old movies about the Mafia. What did taking out an insurance policy mean?
Someone collected money when someone else died? Or maybe, in this case, someone would not win the presidency? How would this ‘insurance policy’ stop Trump?