New batch of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveals President Obama wants briefs on the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server, according to a recently released report.
Weeks away from election day, precisely on Sept.,2, 2016, Ms. page texted her lover Mr. Strzok about preparing a report for former FBI Boss, James Comey. She said ”POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.”
This conversation no doubt raises questions about Mr. Obama’s involvement in the Clinton investigation.
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning about the disclosures, saying;
NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018
The message was released in a report by Sen. Ron Johnnson, Wisconsin Republican, who is chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs,one of six congressional committees reviewing the Strzok-page texts.
Newly released texts also raised questions about whether the FBI waited nearly a month to reopen the Clinton investigation after new emails from the former secretary of state were discovered on the laptop computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, whose wife was a top Clinton campaign aide.
On Sept. 28, 2016, Mr. Strzok told Ms. Page he was called into the office of then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to discuss “hundreds of thousands” of emails, including some possibly sent by Mrs. Clinton, that Mr. Weiner’s attorney turned over to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. The emails were turned over as part of an unrelated investigation into Mr. Weiner sending explicit messages to an underage girl in North Carolina.
But then-FBI Director James B. Comey announced on Oct, 28 that the bureau was reopening the Clinton investigation because new emails and been discovered on Mr. Weiner’s laptop computer.
The messages were among more 50,000 texts the pair sent over a two-year span between July 2015 and July 2017. Mr. Strzok was the lead investigator on the Clinton email probe. He was also, briefly, a member of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The texts have raised questions about Mr. Strzok’s independence on both cases. Previously released texts have revealed Mr. Strzok’s and Ms. Page’s anger toward Mr. Trump, calling him an “idiot” and “loathsome.”
But the new batch of texts now raise questions about Mr. Obama’s involvement in the Clinton investigation.
In another text, Mr. Strzok calls Virginians who voted against Mr. McCabe’s wife “ignorant hillbillys,” Fox News reported.
Mr. McCabe’s wife, Jill, ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia but lost. Mr. McCabe received criticism for allegedly slow-walking the Clinton investigation and the fact that his wife received nearly $500,000 in campaign donations from a Political Action Committee affiliated with then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Democrat, who was also chairman of Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.