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New questions about Peter Strzok role in the Clinton probe
Report: FBI agent helped James Comey craft letter re-opening of the Clinton E-Mail inquiry.
Newly revealed text messages between the FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa page, include an exchange about the preparation of talking points for then-FBI Director James to give Comey, President Obama wanted to “know everything we do.”
The message to Strzok of page, was among the thousands of texts between the lovers post by Fox News. The couple worked at one point for Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign, and Russia.
Page Strzok wrote on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey, because “potus wants to know what we are doing.” According to a newly released Senate report, this text questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton-E-Mail-inquiry.
In the texts previously revealed, Strzok and page, you have your contempt for Republicans in General, as well as the trump suit, called him a “f—ing idiot”, among other insults.
Among the newly revealed texts, Strzok also Virginians calls for anyone who has against then-FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe wife for a state Senate seat, “ignorant Hillbillies.” (sic)
This text came from Strzok page on Nov. 4, 2015, the day after Jill McCabe lost a hard-fought Virginia state Senate election. Strzok said, the result “Disappointing, but look to see the district. Loudon is gentrified, but it is still largely in ignorance of hill Billy’s. To run well for you, but curious, when you get caught, or never again.”
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., together with the majority of staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is the release of the texts, together with a report entitled, “The Clinton E-Mail scandal and the FBI investigation.”
The newly discovered texts can tell us a bit more about the timing of the discovery of “hundreds of thousands” of E-Mails to former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, ultimately to Comey’s infamous letter to the Congress only a few days left before the 2016 presidential elections.
On Sept. 28, 2016, Strzok wrote to page, “Have been called in to Andy’s [McCabe] in the past.. hundreds of thousands of E-Mails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], contains a ton of material from spouses [Huma Abedin]. Send a team up tomorrow… this will never end.” According to the Senate report, this text message raises questions about the FBI officials learned of E-Mails relevant to the Hillary Clinton E-Mail scanning on the laptop belonging to Weiner, the husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
It was a full month later, on Oct. 28, 2016, when Comey informed the Congress that “in the light of recent developments,” the FBI was re-opening of the Clinton E-Mail inquiry.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of E-Mails that appear to be relevant to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team informed me about this yesterday…” Comey said at the time.
The question of why Comey was only informed by his investigative team on Oct. 27, when the Clinton E-Mails were discovered on Weiner’s laptop, the of Sept. 28, at the latest.
Other texts to Trump other examples of the official opposition.
On election day 2016, page, OMG this IS F***ING TERRIFYING, “one wrote.” Strzok said, “Omg, I’m so depressed.” A month later, on Nov. 13, 2016, page wrote, “I bought all the president’s men. Image I need to brush up on watergate.”
The next day, Nov. 14, 2016, page wrote, “God, being here makes me angry. A lot of high fallutin’ national security speak. In the meantime, we have OUR task before us.”
Page importance is unclear, but the Senate investigators say, that, coupled with Strzok Aug. 15 the text is justified on a “insurance” a further investigation to find out what actions have been taken by the two.
The last text is from side-to-Strzok, and comes on 23 June 2017, when she wrote, “Please do not ever text me again.”
It is unclear whether she was mad at your friend, or if you suddenly became aware that she and her thousands of texts that had been discovered.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at Fox News Washington bureau, who issues the policy, law enforcement and intelligence.