Two top FBI officials discussed a “secret society” working against President Donald Trump in text messages sent on the day after he won the election, according to two congressmen who reviewed the communications.
Peter Strzok, a top counterintelligence official, and his mistress, Lisa Page, a senior FBI lawyer, exchanged tens of thousands of messages, many of which were anti-Trump. After the texts were discovered, Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into interference in the 2016 election
Strzok was also the lead FBI agent investigating Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server. He was responsible for changing key language in FBI Director James Comey’s exoneration statement on Clinton, removing legal language that could have criminally implicated her.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Rep Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) are reviewing over 9,500 texts sent between Strzok and Page that had been obtained by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General. The FBI said that it had failed to capture another 50,000 texts.
“We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of [Trump’s] election, that there may have been a secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI—to include Page and Strzok—that would be working against him,” Ratcliffe told Fox News on Monday, Jan. 23.
“I’m not saying that actually happened, but when folks speak in those terms, they need to come forward to explain the context with which they used those terms,” Ratcliffe added.
The mention of a secret society operating in the upper echelons of the FBI and DOJ is rare and significant. Trump has made frequent references to the so-called deep state. In a speech in Pensacola, Florida, on Dec. 8, Trump made a reference to the “deep seeds inside.”
“You know, there is no country like our country. But we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions. And we’re working very hard. We’ve got a lot of them straightened out,” Trump said.
“The only thing they really care about is protecting what they’ve been able to do, which is really to control the country. And it’s not to your benefit.”
Trump is the first president since John F. Kennedy to call out the “deep state” operating within the U.S. government. Kennedy issued a stark warning in a 1961 speech on secret societies.
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings,” Kennedy said.
“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence—on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day,” Kennedy said. “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.”
Kennedy was assassinated two years after giving the speech.
Strzok and Page have been under fire ever since their anti-Trump texts were revealed. In one message, Strzok mentioned an “insurance policy” in the event Trump would win the election.
“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…” Strzok wrote.
The couple’s discussion of a secret society working against Trump raises more alarming questions, according to Rep. Gowdy.
“There’s a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these two supposed to be objective fact-centric FBI agents, saying that perhaps this is the first meeting of the ‘secret society,’” Gowdy told Fox News.
“So of course I’m going to want to know what secret society you’re talking about because you’re supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the Electoral College; so yeah, I’m going to want to know,” Gowdy added.
The news of the Strzok-Page talk of a secret society comes on the heels of the FBI’s announcement that it was unable to preserve five months worth of communications between the couple.
Trump referred to that announcement as “one of the biggest stories in a long time,” in a Tuesday morning tweet.
“The FBI now says it is missing five months worth of lovers Strzok-Page texts, perhaps 50,000, and all in prime time,” Trump wrote. “Wow!”
By “prime time” the president is likely referring to the fact that the missing messages all fall into a crucial window between the presidential transition and the start of the Mueller probe.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the DOJ will “leave no stone unturned” to recover the missing text messages.
“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source,” Sessions said in a statement.
The fact that government officials were working against Trump shortly after he was elected became quickly apparent as the president was inundated with selective leaks on a nearly daily basis for five months. The leaking reached all the way to the top tier of the FBI when then-Director James Comey admitted that he leaked his notes to a friend with the intention of having them reach the media.
The mention of a secret society also comes just days after 65 congressmen signed a letter calling the release of a potentially devastating House report on government surveillance abuses. Lawmakers have referred to the contents of the memo as “worse than Watergate,” a “palace coup,” and likened it to the KGB.
Trump has accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump tower during the election and called out the deep state in relation to the allegations.
“The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump,” the president wrote on Twitter on Nov. 29. “Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information NOW!”
That fact that senior government officials are involved in secret societies isn’t itself a secret. George W. Bush and John Kerry both admitted to being members of Skull and Bones, a secret society founded at Yale University.
Secret society researchers have long pointed to a common thread running through groups like the Illuminati, Freemasons, and Skull and Bones—all practice occult rituals.
Footage recorded outside the Skull and Bones building at Yale shows a ceremony which includes actors carrying out a staged murder while hysteric yells and shouts fill the dimly lit private courtyard.
While no proof exists that Skull and Bones is connected to the Illuminati, both have a unique fascination with death.
Texts written by prominent Illuminati authors show that the society worships Satan, according to numerous citations in “Illuminati Facts and Fiction” a book by Mark Dice, a secret society expert who has dedicated more than a decade to researching these groups.