Rep. Liz Cheney appeared on ABC This Week on Sunday and discussed the deep state plot against the Trump campaign. She didn’t hold back as she noted that the supposed ‘insurance policy’ sounded a lot like a coup.
From ABC News:
“If you look at [James] Comey; if you look at [Andrew] McCabe; if you look at probably people — people higher than that; if you look at [Peter] Strzok; if you look at his lover, Lisa Page… [Strzok] talked about the insurance policy, just in case Crooked Hillary loses.
And that didn’t work out too well for them,” Trump said, using his nickname for Hillary Clinton. “And that’s what they said, and that’s what they meant. That’s treason. That’s treason.”
Cheney echoed the president’s claims, and said “the attorney general has got to get to the bottom of what happened.”
“I think what is really crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Paige who were in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like we must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president,” she said.
“That in my view when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason.”
Watch the video:
Rep. Liz Cheney: "We had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement … saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 26, 2019
How can anyone forget the damning language Strzok and Paige used after the 2016 election?
Mueller removed Strzok from his staff after he became aware of the texts. Page departed Mueller’s staff shortly before the first anti-Trump text exchanges between the two were made public.
Strzok, who worked in a senior role on the Clinton email investigation before joining the staff of the special counsel, reportedly wrote to Page, an attorney, that the two would stop the president from being elected.
”[Trump is] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page, who also worked on Mueller’s staff, responded.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok texted back.
Liz Cheney is absolutely right.
That does sound an awful lot like a coup.