We’ve been saying for some time here that this is precisely what happened. Now we have it as sworn testimony…

House Judiciary Committee Republicans on Tuesday released hundreds of pages of transcripts from last year’s closed-door interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page, revealing new details about the bureau’s controversial internal discussions regarding an “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald Trump.

Page first entered the spotlight in December 2017, when it was revealed by the Justice Department inspector general that she and then-FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok exchanged numerous anti-Trump text messages. The two were involved in the FBI’s initial counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 election, and later served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

Among their texts was one concerning the so-called “insurance policy.” During her interview with the Judiciary Committee in July 2018, Page was questioned at length about that text — and essentially confirmed this referred to the Russia investigation while explaining that officials were proceeding with caution, concerned about the implications of the case while not wanting to go at “total breakneck speed” and risk burning sources as they presumed Trump wouldn’t be elected anyway.

Here’s the transcripts (PDF) from that interview over a period of two days. In reading them, several point leap out to me.

* James Comey was not acting of his own accord when he exonerated Hillary Clinton in the middle of a news conference. He was acting at the direction of the Obama Justice Dept, and absent that direction, Hillary Clinton would be stinking up a jail cell at this very moment. (In fairness I must say that James Comey probably agreed with that direction.)

* It seems likely that the Russia hoax was also perpetrated by the Obama Administration through the justice department, even absent what we know now about the (fake, phony, paid for by Hillary Clinton’s team, since disproved many times ) Steele dossier.

* The transcripts that I’ve posted here being released to the general public would seem to have a great deal to do with Nancy Pelosi backing off on her push for impeachment. At this stage of the game oh, she’s probably just wishing the whole thing would go away.

* It also seems likely that all of this is relevant to that mysterious Tarmac Summit. Just just in case you don’t remember it, here’s a reminder…

The only question at this point is why people aren’t being frog marched off to jail for trying to overturn the 2016 election.

It’s time for that to happen, and right now.