Fr. Mark Hodges | LifeSite News
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Text messages recently released between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress FBI attorney Lisa Page — both of whom are anti-Trump — reveal them saying that they “hate” pro-lifers and wanted to find an excuse to cancel the 2016 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
In what was intended to be a private message, Page told Strzok that “I truly hate these people,” referring to pro-lifers attending the January 22, 2016, March for Life in the nation’s Capitol. Strzok then replied that the authorities should lie about a “snow emergency” to “cancel the permit” and stop the march.
Below is a transcript of their conversation:
FBI agent Strzok: “F*cking marchers making traffic problems.”
FBI attorney Page: “Yeah, some extremely offensive video screens set up in front of district. I truly hate these people. No support for the woman who actually has to spend the rest of her life rearing this child, but we care about ‘life.’ Assholes.”
FBI agent Strzok: “…Hey, I have an idea! Snow emergency, cancel the permit.”
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the chief oversight committee of Congress, released thousands of text messages in its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of government email and the FBI looking into it.
While a great deal of political fodder was gleaned, pro-lifers are concerned about the denigrating way two people within the FBI texted each other about those who defend the lives of preborn babies.
“It’s not surprising that these people would hate pro-lifers so much that they would want to abuse their authority to cancel the March for Life,” Operation Rescue President Tony Newman told LifeSiteNews. “Given their extreme political bias against those who hold pro-life views, one can only expect them to stoop to criminal conduct.”
Strzok and Page were reportedly carrying on a two-year extramarital affair, and texted each other frequently (Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman; Page to Peter Burrow). The Senate investigation found at least 50,000 messages the couple shared.
The texts, along with many cursing and disparaging President Trump and other conservative values, has led to concerns over bias on the part of the one-time lead investigator under Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Strzok also softened the language of the FBI’s official characterization of Clinton’s email mishandling. Page was also briefly on Mueller’s probe into unproven allegations of Trump helping the Russians influence the U.S. election.
Newman says the FBI is tainted as both anti-life and anti-Trump. “That is the same company that worked with Planned Parenthood to produce a phony report discrediting the undercover baby parts videos,” Newman pointed out.