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New Report Exposes Strzok and Page Texts

Obama demanded to “know everything” about Clinton’s email probe; despite pledging to the American people to not interfere with the ongoing investigation in 2016

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report Wednesday suggesting FBI Special Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page gave updates on the bureau’s investigation to President Obama into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to send classified information.

The committee focused on the FBI’s investigation into the email server scandal, which included an extensive review of 384 pages of text messages between Strzok, who was removed from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into President Trump’s campaign, and Page, who serves as a senior FBI lawyer for the bureau.

In the report, Johnson reveals one set of texts messages between Strzok and Page, who were also having an affair, suggesting that they had been tasked by then FBI Director James Comey with putting together talking points for President Obama, who apparently wanted to be briefed on all aspects of the case.

Page wrote in a Sept. 2, 2016, text exchange with Strzok that she was preparing the talking points because “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.” She was referring to President Obama in the text.

FLASHBACK: Obama ‘GUARANTEED’ He Would NOT INTERFERE with Hillary Probe in 2016

“Although sometimes cryptic and disjointed due to their nature, these text messages raise several questions about the FBI and its investigation of classified information on Secretary Clinton’s private email server,” Johnson states in the report. “Strzok and Page discussed serving to ’protect the country from the menace’ of Trump ’enablers,’ and the possibility of an ’insurance policy’ against the ’risk’ of a Trump presidency.”

The report reiterates earlier obtained text messages between the FBI agents where they discussed “Attorney General Loretta Lynch knowing that Secretary Clinton would not face charges before the FBI had interviewed Secretary Clinton and before her announcement that she would accept Director Comey’s prosecution decision.”

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page

The pair of agents also wrote about drafting talking points for “Director Comey because President Obama,” as Page texts, “ wants to know everything we’re doing.”

The texts appear to contradict President Obama’s statement in an April 2016 interview on Fox News Sunday when he said that he was not privy to the details of the ongoing investigation.

“I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations,” Obama said. “I do not talk to the FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line, and always have maintained it.”

Obama also stated that Clinton, “would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy…What I also know is that there’s classified and then there’s classified. There’s stuff that is really top secret top secret, and then there’s stuff that is being presented to the president, the secretary of state, you may not want going out over the wire.”

Stzok and Page, now at the center of ongoing Congressional inquiries into their behavior, sent thousands of texts to each other. They often discussed their views on the investigation and possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. The pair also made disparaging remarks about President Trump, other government officials and American’s who voted for Trump.

Concern mounted when the text messages were retrieved by the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is conducting his own investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email server.

In the report, Johnson states concern over Comey’s previous Congressional testimony. He told members of Congress while he was under oath that he had not consulted with the Justice Department or the White House regarding the investigation. That would appear to be a direct contradiction to the texts between Page and Strzok, Johnson’s report states.

President Trump tweeted out Wednesday the “NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!” Republicans are seizing on the opportunity to move forward with their investigations into the issues, despite pushback from the Department of Justice, FBI and Democrats.

Johnson states in the report that the text about Obama “raises additional questions about the type and extent of President Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email scandal and the FBI investigation of it.”

The report adds that other questions that “deserve further examination” include whether “any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s investigation,” and whether the Obama Justice Department or White House influenced the investigation.

“The text messages raise several important questions that deserve further examination,” Johnson’s report states.

He wants to know “whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s investigation.”

They also want to know what “extent to which, the Obama Department of Justice or White House influenced the FBI’s investigation and…whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s actions with respect to President Trump.”

UPDATE: 2/7 @ 9:21pm EST  – The FBI denies that these texts were correlated or referring to President Obama. Time will tell.

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18 Comments

  1. We all knew Obama was the one who Orchestrated this TREACHERY from the outset. My question is why are the Democrats so “Hell Bent” in aiding and abetting the Destruction of OUR, yours and mine, Country. The Roman Empire didn’t die from Enemies without but from Enemies within. So Sad isn’t it.

  2. Sara, it’s incredibly gratifying to see this information is finally being revealed to the public. Without your journalistic integrity it’s doubtful the public would be aware of any of this. I think anyone with a shred of critical thinking ability has known in their gut that our government has been sick for many years now. It goes well beyond Hillary and Obama. I pray that some justice and course correction happens in our lifetime.

    1. Oh yean, Think Progress is a trusted organization. You know how many Clinton and Obama flunkies run that organization? The fact you blithely claim that everything is “debunked” because Think Progress said so shows that you need to research how to evaluate the quality of sources, then come back, and try again with information form somewhere with a shred of objectivity.

      1. Inasmuch as FBI/Strzok had grabbed Weiner’s laptop with classified emails to/from the Hildabeast after the Comey forgiveness presser it stands to reason at least some agents in NYC office weren’t happy & they continued investigation. Strzok was then assigned the search in October and, of course, found nothing.

        1. Whether it was the Clinton email investigation or not, it still shows Obama lied to Chris Wallace when he said there was a line, solid line they NEVER cross between the Admin and investigations. “Full stop” he said.” Period, Full Stop”. “how many ways do i have to say it Chris?”
          It’s no big revelation though. We already knew Obama was a very convincing liar.

          1. I don’t think it is plausible to think that the president didn’t want to be briefed by the FBI on foreign attacks. He receives similar briefings on a regular basis from his National Security Council, which includes the Director of National Intelligence – who oversees the FBI. Why would any President not be hearing about foreign attacks on our democracy?

            He was clearly referring to investigations regarding Hillary Clinton and similar investigations where there could be political motivations or favoritism. Here is the question he was asked by Chris Wallace:

            WALLACE:  Mr. President, when you say what you’ve just said, when Josh Earnest said, as he did — your spokesman — in January, the information from the Justice Department is she’s not a target, some people I think are worried whether or not — the decision whether or not, how to handle the case, will be made on political grounds, not legal grounds.  
            Can you guarantee to the American people, can you direct the Justice Department to say, “Hillary Clinton will be treated — as the evidence goes, she will not be in any way protected.”

        2. Only Strzok and Page weren’t working on Russia’s alleged “interference in our election”. They were working on their “insurance policy” against Trump winning the election.

    2. You want it to look as if it was debunked. The real excitement will be when Obama is put in prison for treason along with many other federal crimes and him and Hillary can spoon in the same cell at night when sleeping & Bill won’t have a problem with it believe me lol.

  3. Obama is in the Clinton email conspiracy up to his big ugly ears.
    While he claimed he didn’t know anything about her toilet server (remember… “I found out in the papers, just like you did”) he had actually discussed classified information with her (using an alias) on the non-dot gov address, so he was complicit in her espionage violations. Plus, if she were indicted he would be called as a witness.
    So Obama is the reason the “investigation” had to be special.
    Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy explains:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455696/hillary-clinton-barack-obama-emails-key-decision-not-indict-hillary

  4. First, I would like to thank you for your bravery, dedication, integrity and persistence in covering all sides in this massive corruption. If it werent for you, Sean Hannity, Greg Jarrett, Victoria Toensing, Joe DiGenova, Tom Fenton, Jay Sekulow, John Solomon, Congressman Devin Nunes, Congressman James Jordan and a few others, we would not know what we know today about the biggest scandal in American history.

    As I follow this investigation by watching you all on Hannity nightly and reading your articles, John Solomons and others, I begin to wonder how Strzok and Page still have their jobs. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if they committed these same acts in the private sector they would have been terminated without exception.

    Keep up the good work, Sara. The truth always comes out and good always triumphs over evil. You are doing our ccuntry a great service in reporting the truth!

  5. Thank you Sara for your unrelenting pursuit of the truth. I admire your courage. There aren’t many other journalists who seek or care about the truth nowadays. Thank you for your service to the people of the U.S.!

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