Conservatives have long viewed the Mueller investigation into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia as little more than a political hit job.
After all, it hasn’t been based on any compelling evidence until this point. At least, not any evidence that’s been made public.
Now it would seem there is some new evidence, but it’s not against Trump.
The evidence exposed by CNN, of all media outlets, would appear to support those aforementioned conservative concerns that special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing campaign has no merit beyond removing Trump from the White House.
What CNN published was a series of text messages between former senior FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok and his mistress, co-worker Lisa Page.
The incriminating text message, sent in August of 2016, reads:
““I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe’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…”
As Ben Shapiro noted over at The Daily Wire:
This looks an awful lot like motivation for launching an investigation into Trump in order to sink Trump as a hedge against Trump’s victory. The FBI’s investigation into Russian governmental interference in the election began in July 2016, just weeks before Strzok’s text message. And that means that there is now more of a smoking gun of FBI corruption against Trump than there is of Trump colluding with Russia.