Lisa Page Implicates AG Lynch


9:26 AM 03/13/2019 | POLITICSSaagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent 85

President Donald Trump reacted to the recently revealed transcripts from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony before Congress, in a Wednesday tweet.

Trump’s tweet comes after Congressman Doug Collins released 370 pages of Page’s transcript testimony on his own volition, and promised that he would release even more in the future. Page exchanged thousands of text messages with her lover and then-top FBI agent Peter Strzok about the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Trump 2016 campaign.

Lisa Page (Mark Wilson/Getty Images); Peter Strzok (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Page (Mark Wilson/Getty Images); Peter Strzok (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Page testified before the House Judiciary Committee in July 2018. The transcripts revealthe context of Page’s texts to Strzok, including the idea of having an “insurance policy” in the case of his election. (RELATED: ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency)

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Page, adding “it’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. While involved in the probe into Hillary ClintonÕs use of a private email server in 2016, Strzok exchanged text messages with FBI attorney Lisa Page that were critical of Trump. After learning about the messages, Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 12: Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Strzok also texted Page, “F Trump,” and called him a “f*cking idiot.” At one point, Page suggested that his presence on the investigation allowed him to “protect the country.”

Page explained that the the “insurance policy” text message referred to the FBI investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign the Russian government.

ATR Comes Out Against Gas Tax

March 7, 2019 

To: Members of the Ohio House of Representatives
From: Americans for Tax Reform

Dear Representative,

I write on behalf of Americans for Tax Reform and our supporters across the state of Ohio to urge you to avoid approving a straight-up gas tax increase as you move forward with the state budget process.

There are many opportunities to improve Ohio’s tax and regulatory climate, like pursuing reductions in income tax rates, it’s important to first do no harm. As such, I urge that you reject the aggressive, but misguided push to hike the state gas tax.

A gas tax hike does the greatest harm to households who can least afford it. Coupled with gas tax prices that have been creeping up in Ohio, a gas tax hike would have especially adverse effectson the state’s lower income earners. Additionally, the 2003 gas tax increase failed to meet revenue projections.

Also consider that a state gas tax increase would counteract the benefits of federal tax reform and eat into Ohio taxpayers’ federal tax cut savings. This is one of the reasons why Congress has declined to raise the federal gas tax, despite pressure for them to do so.

According to Strategas Research Partners, 60% of the federal income tax cut would be wiped out by a $0.25 gas tax increase and rising prices.In addition to being bad policy, a gas tax increase is bad politics. Ballot measures to hike state gas taxes were resoundingly rejected in Missouri, Utah, and Washington State just last year. Between that and the throngs of French citizens now protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s gas tax hike, which he just suspended, it’s clear that gas tax hikes are a political loser, both at home and abroad.

A significant gas tax increase is also being proposed in Minnesota, by a new Democrat Governor, with a Democrat-controlled House. Ohio’s Republican-led government can definitely do better.

We thank you for your past, and continued efforts on reforms that enhance the liberty of Ohioans and their opportunities for success, like licensing reform, criminal justice reform, tax relief, and regulatory reform. We trust a better option than a straight-up gas tax increase will be found.

If you have any questions or if ATR can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me or Doug Kellogg, ATR State Projects Director, at dkellogg@atr.orgor 202-785-0266.


Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform


Akron, OH: Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party-affiliated We the People Convention, today challenged the integrity of the proposed 18¢ per gallon increase in Ohio’s gasoline tax. The proposal put forward by Republican Governor Mike DeWine also includes built-in future increases based on the Consumer Price Index. The need for the tax increase is being blamed on the failure to address the issue by former Governor John Kasich.


Zawistowski said, “You know when Republicans are rushing legislation through that the fix is in. It is unconscionable for the Ohio House to even consider voting on this bill as early as this Thursday, March 7, 2019. We don’t even know for sure how much we actually need for road and bridge repair, nor has there been any discussion of how to deal with a future that includes electric and higher gas mileage vehicles and what they should pay for road use. Nothing has been discussed about how a gas tax increase affects rural citizens disproportionately because they have to drive further to get everywhere. Yes, all Ohioans want good roads and bridges; yes, a usage tax is more fair than most other taxes; but if this was really about good governance and seriously addressing these issues, there would be time and opportunity for community input.”

Zawistowski continued by saying, “No, they don’t want to have any discussion of those things, because the fact is that this bill is nothing but payback to the Democrat Unions who supported DeWine’s and, more aggressively, Republican Speaker Larry Householder’s election in November. Democrat Unions gave Householder hundreds of thousands of dollars, not only to win his election, but to help elect dozens of other House members who would vote for Householder for Speaker and are “expected” to vote for this tax increase. Now that bill has come due and DeWine and Householder are going to stick We the People with that $3 Billion bill. Any Republican that does vote for this tax increase will have broken their tax pledge which will stay on their record forever. We urge every Ohio citizen to call their House member immediately to remind them of their pledge and let them know how you feel about this huge tax increase.”

Zawistowski concluded, “Even if the gas tax ends up being 10¢ or 12¢ and is not indexed, real “Republicans” would make an effort to offset this tax with tax cuts elsewhere in the budget. However, after hearing Governor DeWine’s State of the State address today, it is clear that his administration is going to tax and spend just like Democrats – with the support of the “Republican” House and Senate. Political pundits like to say that Ohio is a “Republican State” because “Republicans” hold the vast majority of public offices. We the People know that Ohio is not a “Red State”, we are a RINO State, just like we were for eight years under the fraudulent previous Governor John Kasich who also paid off the Democrat Unions for his re-election with his Turnpike deal. The Democrats aren’t stupid, they know they can’t win state offices in Ohio, so they just buy them, and they get everything they need, if not everything they want. That’s why DeWine pledged to veto any “Right to Work” legislation, and you watch what happens next as Householder moves to bail out Ohio’s nuclear plants because he also got big money from First Energy. Republican voters bought a bill of goods last election, and this is just the first example of what is coming the next eight years.”

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander!

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 4, 2019

Ohio TEA Party Leader Suggests List for Senate Judiciary Committee to Investigate

Akron, OH: In response to the list of Trump related people and organizations that the Democrat/Socialist controlled US House Judiciary Committee released today sending “document requests to the following (81) people and entities related to its investigation into the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his administration.” Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention, put together a list of people and organizations who Senator Lindsey Graham should subpoena to testify in front of the Republican Controlled Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Zawistowski said, “It is time to employ one of Sal Alinsky’s, and the regressive Left’s, favorite tactics: “Force your opponents to live by their own rules.”  The Democrat/Socialists have just defined what the rules are for Presidential candidates and campaigns going forward, and we should be more than happy to make them play by the rules they have now established. Senator Graham, it’s time to let American citizens see who really is corrupt, who broke the law, who obstructed justice and who abused power on both sides! I sincerely hope the good Senator, for the sake of our nation, has the guts to live up to his threat to investigatethe Democrat/Socialist if they continued to unjustly attack the President and everyone ever associated with him.”

Zawistowski’s list of suggestions for Senator Graham’s Judiciary Committee to “Investigate alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and abuses of power by President Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, all current Democratic/Socialist Presidential Candidates, their associates, and members of the previous administration” is as follows:

1. Hillary Clinton
2. Bill Clinton
3. Chelsea Clinton

4. Marc Mezvinsky
5. The Clinton Foundation

6. John Podesta
7. Tony Podesta
8. Robby Mook
9. Jake Sullivan

10. Donna Brazil
11. Jennifer Palmer
12. Joel Benenson

13. Perkins Coie Law Firm
14. Marc Elias
15. Bob Bauer

16. Michal Sussman
17. Crowdstike Cybertechnology
18. Glenn Simpson
19. Mary Jacoby
20. Peter Fritsch
21. Nelli Orr
22. Thomas Catan
23. Niel King
24. Fusion GPS
25. Christopher Steele
26. Edward Baumgartner
27. Chris Burrows
28. Pablo Miller
29 Orbis Business Intelligence
30. David Kramer
31. Daniel Jones
32. Sidney Blumenthal
33. Cody Shearer
34. David Corn
35. Michael Isikoff
36. Susan Rice
37. Samantha Power
38. Ben Rhodes
39. Valerie Jarret
40. Eric Holder
41. Dennis McDonough
42. Shailagh Murray
43. Loretta Lynch
44. Jim Comey
45. Robert Muller
46. John Kerry
47. Victoria Nuland
48. Johnathan Winer
49. Elizaberth Dibble
50. Evelyn Farakas
51. Barack Obama
52. Sally Yates
53. Mary McCord
54. David Laufman
55. John Carlin
56. Tashina Guahar
57. Rod Rosenstein
58. Andrew McCab
59. James Baker
60. Michael Gaeta
61. Greg Brower
62. Josh Campbell
63. Bill Preistap
64. John Brennan
65. James Clapper
66. Alexander Downer
67. Louis Susman
68. Stefan Halper
69. Joseph Misfud
70. Democratic National Committee
71. Debbie Washerman Shultz
72. Bernie Sanders
73. Elizabeth Warren
74. Joe Biden
75. Michael Bloomberg
76. John Hikenlooper
77. Amy Klobuchar
78. Cory Booker
79. Kamala Harris
80. Julian Castro
81. Uranium One Energy
82. George Soros
83. Alexander Soros
84. Open Society Foundation

85. Tom Stayer
86. Barack Obama Inaugural Committee
87. Google
88. Facebook
89. Organizing for Action
90. Scott Foval
91. Americans United for Change