As Twitchy predicted, plenty of media outlets were going with the standard “Republicans pounce” angle after some damning information came out of the DOJ Inspector General’s report, including a text from Peter Strzok reassuring Lisa Page that Trump would never become president: “We’ll stop it,” he texted back.

Here again is CNN’s take:

That wasn’t enough for CNN’s Chris Cillizza, who decided to take the “Republicans pounce” ball and run with it.

So the story isn’t the damning texts showing deep anti-Trump bias within the FBI; the story is how Trump supporters are taking seven words out of a 500-page report as “ammo.” Cillizza’s hot take:

PAGE: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
STRZOK: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”

Those seven words are what Trump and his allies will seize on — casting them as definitive proof that the “deep state” not only didn’t want him to win but was actively working to keep him from the White House.

Look, here’s more pouncing:


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