(CNSNews.com) - Fox News and other media outlets say they have obtained text messages exchanged between two FBI agents, one of whom -- Peter Strzok -- was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation and reassigned to the FBI's Human Resources department, reportedly because of his anti-Trump bias.
The messages attributed to Strzok and Lisa Page, with whom he reportedly was having an affair, show the depth of Strzok's disdain not only for Trump but for the Trump supporters he met in a "southern Virginia Walmart." "It's real scary down here," he texted to Page on August 26, 2016.
The hundreds of text messages were turned over to the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday night, hours before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to testify before that same committee on Wednesday. Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in May, and Mueller then included various Hillary Clinton supporters on his team.
Mueller reportedly removed Strzok from the team in July when the Justice Department's inspector general came across Strzok's and Page's text messages.
Strzok is the FBI agent who interviewed Hillary Clinton about her emails, but not under oath. He's also said to be the agent who pressed former FBI Director James Comey to soften the language in his July 5 statement exonerating Clinton. (Comey ended up saying that Clinton was "extremely careless" instead of "grossly negligent.")
And Strzok reportedly signed the document launching the FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Strzok is one of the reasons Republicans say the Mueller investigation is fatally compromised.
The Strzok-Page text messages posted by Fox News Tuesday night include a March 4, 2016 exchange, when Strzok told Page, ""God Hillary should win. 100,000,000-0."
On June 12, 2016, Strzok mentioned "the absolute bigoted nonsense of Trump."
On July 19, 2016 -- during the Republican National Convention -- Page wrote to Strzok, "God, it’s just a two-bit organization. I do so hope his (Trump's) disorganization comes to bite him hard in November."
Strzok responded: "It HAS to, right? Right?!? Panicked"
On August 6, 2016, Page read an article dealing with Donald Trump and his criticism of Clinton supporter Khizr Khan: "You should read this," she texted Strzok. "And Trump should go f himself."
Strzok replied, "God that's a great article. Thanks for sharing. And F TRUMP."
On October 20, 2016 -- the date of the final Trump-Clinton debate -- Strzok texted Page, "I am riled up. Trump is a f***ing idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer."
And then: "I CAN'T PULL AWAY, WHAT THE F**K HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!"
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