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New text discovered messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page suggest a possible coordination between high-level officials in the Obama White house, CIA, FBI, Department of justice and the former Senate Democratic leadership in the early stages of the investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign, and Russia, according to GOP congressional investigators on Wednesday.
The investigators say that the information that Fox News “suggests strongly” that the coordination between the former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, then-Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, and the Director of the CIA, John Brennan, would tell of which you “disagree” with the Obama administration’s public posture on his hand in the process.
Page texted Strzok on Aug. 2, 2016, and says: “Make sure legally protect what you are signing. I think of it, Congress, law, etc., you probably know better than I do.”
A text from Strzok page on Aug. 3, the former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe as concerned with “information control” in connection with the first investigations in the trump campaign. According to a report in the New York Times, Brennan was sent to Capitol Hill around the same time, the members of Congress on the possibility of election interference.
Days later, on Aug. 8, 2016, Strzok texted page: “Internal common cyber-cd intel piece for D, scene setter for A short, Trainor [head of the FBI’s cyber division] referred to be pulled out all the cyber info. I gave Bill and Jim the hammer to have it at first, but it would be best for D, before the sun WH-session.”
In the texts, “D” refers to FBI Director James Comey, and “McDonough” and referred to Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, the GOP investigators said.
FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page texted about a briefing given to see former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough, here.
“We are not drawing the right conclusions. What we are saying is that the time axis is, enough, to look to the appointment of an independent auditor on whether the Obama White house was involved [in the Trump-Russia-investigation],” a GOP Congress source told Fox News.
An FBI spokesman did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The congressional investigators noted, Fox News, that the CIA and FBI allegedly “independent agencies” and noted that “the coordination between the political actors at the White house and investigators would be inappropriate,” the questions according to the degree of participation of the Obama White house officials.
The former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, is here to see, informed then-Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., two days before the democratic leader wrote a letter to Comey.
But weeks later, on may 25. August 2016, Brennan went to Capitol Hill to brief, Harry Reid, and it was unclear whether the FBI officials participated in the briefing, a congressional source told Fox News.
Two days after the briefing, Reid, an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia wrote a letter to Comey requesting.
“The evidence for a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is increasing always more and has led to, Michael Morrell, former acting Central Intelligence Director, calling Trump an “unwitting agents” of Russia and the Kremlin,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, wrote. “The prospect of a hostile government actively undermining our free and fair elections, one of the biggest threats to our democracy since the end of the Cold war, and it is critical for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to use every means available to this matter, to investigate thoroughly and in a timely manner.”
Reid cited, reported in his letter that “methods” was Russia’s influence on the Trump campaign and “manipulate it as a vehicle for the promotion of the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
Reid added that “recent personnel changes in the trump campaign have made it clear that the Trump campaign employs a number of individuals with significant and disturbing relations between Russia and the Kremlin,” pushing Comey, so that the investigation is “public”.
The New York Times first reported on Reid’s letter to Comey on Aug. 29, 2016.
The former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, seen here, wrote a letter in August 2016, the former FBI Director, James Comey requesting an investigation of possible collusion with trump campaign associates, and Russia.
On the following day, Aug. 30, 2016, Strzok texted page: “Here we go,” you send a link to the times report with the title “Harry Reid Cited evidence of Russian intervention in the US-voice and seeks FBI investigation.”
Strzok said: “D [Comey] said in the brief that Reid called him and told him he would be in a letter.”
Congressional investigators proposed that the Reid letter possibly provided “cover” for the fact that the FBI and justice Department had already begun the investigation of the Trump campaign in mid-July on, what you are worthy as a “questionable ethical and legal grounds.”
“The ‘here we go’ text between Strzok, and the side knew to the FBI/ Department of justice, that the letter from Reid came in,” a Congress source told Fox News. “So the return was final, she knew she would make it, the public calls for a study of Russian interference— that they cover.”
The source told Fox News on Wednesday that investigators are calling “passing judgment” were “a smoking gun”, but suggested that the timeline was “incredibly worrying.”
To take care of “at some point, the amount is in respect of information enough for a special Council.”
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.