DOJ FBI supported the house GOP request for McCabe texts, sources say

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Republican investigators on the house Intelligence Committee officially asked former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s work in connection with SMS messages as part of their surveillance abuse inquiry last March, but was denied, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

The sources doubted whether the refusal amounted to an obstruction of congressional oversight, according to Fox News on Friday published previously unpublished texts from then-FBI-Deputy-Director McCabe, FBI, and lawyer, Lisa page, discuss numerous Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

A lawyer McCabe, the FBI and the justice Department has not responded to Fox News’ requests for comment, following the publication of the texts on Friday.

In their document request, dated 23. March 2018, house investigators have requested the Ministry of justice and the FBI immediately of “all documents and communications, including E-Mails and SMS messages” in the side, McCabe, and seven others “discussed, referenced, or under the work took place in relation to [British ex-spy] Christopher Steele, Steele dossier, related FISA applications and the application process.”


Other people in the house GOP request for information, former FBI Director, James Comey, then-Special Agent Peter Strzok, and senior DOJ official Bruce’s ear-who was a back-channel between Steele and the FBI, after Steele was fired by the Presidium on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections via his contacts with the media.

“The response from the DOJ was declared,” We are working on this ” — the can kicking down the road was a constant theme,” said a source.

On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz speaks at a panel discussion in Washington, DC, confirmed that his office is continuing to investigate the potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse.

The former FBI-Director James Comey speaks during the Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, may 5. June 2018. (Justin Tang/The Canadian press via AP)

“We have a FISA-related assessment, people may have already heard that the Deputy attorney General asked us to take a look,” Horowitz said. “But I’m not going to live.”

Fox News said the IG office is in the advanced stages of the probe, not just in FISA matters, but also in FBI-media-leaks and improper gifts, the FBI-officials from reporters, the first report on the DOJ and FBI misconduct, all of which were identified as topics for further review in the IG’s in the last year.

Only nine days before the FBI requested the FISA warrant to monitor top Trump campaign aide, bureau officials were in a fight with a senior justice Department officials had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a Central source, the application, in accordance with internal SMS messages obtained by Fox News and released on Friday.

Fox News is told that the texts were ultimately successful Carter-page-monitoring application, which was based in part on information from Steele, whose anti-Trump’s views are now well documented and the cited page is to be believed Russia relations. In his warrant application, the FBI secured incorrectly, the FISA court of justice on numerous occasions, that other sources confirmed, independently, Steele claims and not clearly said that Steele worked for a company hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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2016-news reveal that the bureau brass in circulation, the blog a minimum of two anti-Trump articles, including a Lawfare blog sent mail, the shortly after the day of the election, called ” Trump may be “the most important threats to the security of the country.”

Another article, sent from the website in July 2016, as the FBI counterintelligence probe of Russian election disorders was the kick-off, flat-Trump called a “useful idiot” for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Page said McCabe, the then-FBI Director James Comey had read “safe”, that piece. Both articles were written in whole or in part, from Benjamin Wittes, a Comey friend.


Further, the texts show in Sept. 12, 2016, page McCabe redirected invoke some “unwanted comments”, then-GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, a “total-E–k.” Gowdy, at the time, was grilling FBI congressional affairs director Jason herring at a hearing on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation.

The reply to the texts, Mark meadows, Chairman of the house freedom Caucus; wrote on Twitter: “Remember: when FBI and DOJ officials, guards of the trump sought to campaign through a FISA, they were well aware of the anti-Trump bias included in the ‘Central’ sources. Did you know. But they went anyway. They were determined to take the opponent to Trump.”

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