Obama Wanted 'to Know Everything' About Clinton Email Probe

Obama Wanted 'to Know Everything' About Clinton Email Probe

"The most recently released tranche of text messages exchanged between Federal Bureau of Investigation paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page is deeply worrisome", said Gaetz.

So if you've been plugged into the news today, you may have seen the news of more Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts being released.

The report came as the White House negotiates over whether the president will agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating possible Trump campaign-Russia collusion in the 2016 election.

Page wrote to Strzok on September 2, 2016, that Comey was being prepped because "potus wants to know everything we're doing". According to Fox News, the report "raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation". We have a strict line, ' he said.

Last year, some of their texts provided even more ammo to the FBI, Justice Department, and Mueller's critics.

The nature of the hatred and seeming conspiratorial talk hinting at a cabal against Trump expressed in the texts led Rep. Jordan to wonder how far the "animus" went in the Bureau. The date here is significant, as it comes between the time that Comey announced the FBI's recommendations to the Department of Justice (July 5th, 2016) and the time that new e-mails were discovered on Anthony Weiner's laptop (later in September). "These texts raise questions about the FBI's retention of records associated with its investigation".

On Sept. 28, 2016 Strzok wrote to Page, "Got called up to Andy's [McCabe] earlier. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner's atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]".

The new information revealed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the FBI's alleged mishandling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case - including the FBI text "POTUS wants to know everything we're doing" - raises "alarming questions about the extent of President Obama's involvement with FBI investigations", said House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in a February 7 statement.

FBI Director James Comey closed the Clinton email investigation on July 5, 2016.

"For me, and this case, I personally have a sense of unfinished business", Strzok wrote. He'd been briefed the previous month on Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in a campaign to disrupt and discredit the USA presidential race and help Trump get elected. They frequently texted each other news stories about Russian election meddling, denigrated Trump associate Roger Stone and, in one profanity-laced message, Strzok cursed out the "cheating (expletive) Russians". "So, when I look back in terms of how we handled it, I think we handled it the way it should have been handled".

However, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who helped Nunes author the memo, said the four-page report did not have "any impact on the Russian Federation probe" and that the president shouldn't use it as an excuse to fire Mueller nor Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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