Speaking on his syndicated radio program on Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh offered his analysis of what he considered the true "bombshell" of that day. Limbaugh referred to a report on Tuesday by The Hill that revealed details of exchanges between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. He said that the news about President Trump and his negotiations with Congress over the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was pale in comparison.

Here’s the text to which Limbaugh referred, “Article is out but hidden behind pay wall so you can’t read it,” she texted him on October 24th, 2016.  Strzok says, “[Wall Street Journal]?  Boy, that was fast.  Should I ‘find it’ and tell the team?”  What this means is that these two people planted this story and were coming up with ways to hide that fact, to act surprised.  “Article is out but hidden behind pay wall so can’t read it,” she texted him.  Strzok replies, “Wsj? (sic) Boy, that was fast.  Should I ‘find it’ and tell the team?”

Limbaugh provided his analysis:

“Boy, that was fast”? What else could that mean but that these two were leaking FBI material to the Wall Street Journal!  They leak it out, and the Journal runs with it and does a story, and these two are marveling at it.  “Boy, that was fast.”  The story’s already out. “Should I ‘find it’…?”  The “find it” is in quotes, by the way.  “Should I ‘find it,'” meaning, hould I fake like I didn’t know anything was coming and I just saw it, “and tell the team?”  It is clear they’re behind whatever news is in this story.  They leaked it, which is a violation of every law governing their conduct and their work at the FBI.

These people are working at the FBI, and they have insinuated themselves into a presidential campaign for the express purpose of harming one of the candidates.  This is blockbuster stuff!  Now, it’s nothing we haven’t suspected.  This is more evidence of it! “The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.“‘I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,’ Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article ‘from someone else.'” Now, what else could this mean except that Strzok wanted to pretend he had just stumbled across the news, even though he had been the one to plant it?  He and his paramour planted news with the Wall Street Journal, and they’re conjuring and concocting ways to act surprised by it.  “Should I ‘find it,'” quote-unquote, “and tell the team?”

I can say I got it like I get every other article, a Google News alert.  Yeah, I’ll tell ’em that.  They’re trying to hide the fact they planted the details of the story. “The Hill reviewed nearly three dozen texts in which the two agents discussed articles, tried to track down information about a specific … reporter or opined about leaked information in stories that they fretted were ‘super specific.’ … The two agents also spent extensive time shortly before the 2016 election trying to track down information … about the New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo, who has reported on numerous developments in the Russia case.”

They were trying to find reporters to plant stories with.  To me, before the DACA meeting, this was the news of the day.  But before the DACA thing, they were talking about the [Michael] Wolff book and Oprah, you know, as the new Democrat savior.  So we’ll see if this DACA thing takes the Wolff book off the top of the lead for a while.  Feinstein releasing the Fusion GPS testimony has also got the media all excited too. So there’s a lot buzzing, folks. There’s a lot happening out there.

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