McCabe-page texts reveal high-level intel session after the election in 2016

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Fox News get texts revealed between the former Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe, a former FBI lawyer, Lisa page, the two common derogatory blogs about Trump and ridiculed a former Congressman Trey Gowdy; Catherine Herridge reports.

New you will receive text messages between former Acting FBI Director, Andrew McCabe and bureau lawyer Lisa page show a high-level meeting between senior intelligence officials held weeks before President Trump – dedication – during a critical period for the Russia probe.

In Dec. 12, 2016, the text of Fox News, wrote McCabe: “Btw, [Director of National Intelligence James] clapper, told Pete that he is meeting with [CIA Director John] Brennan and Cohen for dinner tonight. Only by characterized [for your situational awareness].”

Within a minute, McCabe replied, “OK.”


Cohen is expected to then-Deputy CIA Director David Cohen. Pete is probably a reference to Peter Strzok, who played a starring role in the original Russia investigation to the FBI (and with whom the page was having an affair).

It is unclear whether the dinner related to the meeting, the investigation and suspicions about Russians ” contacts with trump advisers, including incoming national security Advisor, Michael Flynn.


But two government sources told Fox News that it was “irregular” pattern, which is in direct contact with Strzok, to much more junior level. It is not clear from the text, if Strzok attended the dinner. A lawyer for Strzok not declined to comment, referred to but the argument of the text Strzok.

Asked for comment, a former government official instead described the dinner as a regular monthly sit-down to discuss “ongoing intelligence matters, adding to remember that it’s “impossible”, what was discussed. The former officials said, the “bottom line” is that clapper “is not Peter Strzok know in addition, you may receive an instruction received from him, years ago, and it was certainly never him in the loop about everything.” The source also said clapper, “not Strzok know on a personal level, and has no professional relationship with him.”

Mccabe side of the Text of Fox News on Scribd


However, the December 2016 meeting, which are documented clearly together with Strzok, as in the text – came during a critical period for the Russia probe. Donald Trump scored a stunning upset victory a month earlier; Flynn, this time it was with talks with Russia’s US Ambassador, that the attention of the FBI; the FBI had recently begun surveillance of the trump adviser to Carter page; The New York Times was the publication of an extensive report on Russia, the US election disorder; and then-FBI Director James Comey and others would soon short Trump on the allegations against him in the so-called Steele dossier.

The McCabe-page texts also show, Flynn was on the radar at the time. On Nov. 17, 2016, page McCabe sent a Washington Post article entitled “Trump guest house offers archived Lt. gen. Michael Flynn, the job of the national security adviser, a person in the vicinity of the transition.”


After the trump suit for the inauguration of Flynn would come back, if you lie to the administration about its contacts with the Russian Ambassador. He later confessed guilty to false statements in connection with the Russian probe.

The probe Robert Müller was passed after his appointment as special counsel in may 2017. Müller submitted his findings last Friday, reporting that its investigation had found no evidence of coordination between the Russian government and a trump campaign for election interference.

Trump has claimed that the justification in the course of the investigation, but he and his allies have renewed calls to question the origins of the probe to the FBI.

Fox News first reported last week on the contents of some of the McCabe-page texts, which showed that bureau officials to contend with a DOJ officially on the “possible bias” of a source is crucial for the Carter-page-monitoring guarantee application.


“OI [Office of Intelligence] has now wrote a robust explanation again, all of the possible bias of the chs [confidential human source] in the package” – page McCabe on Oct. 12, 2016. “Don’t know what the disability is, unlike Stu’s concerns.”


Fox News is told that the texts were application with the ultimately successful side-that rely in part on information from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele – the anti-Trump’s views are now well documented and the cited page is to be believed Russia relations.

“Stu” was an obvious reference to Stuart Evans, the DOJ National Security Division deputy assistant attorney general.

When Fox News first reported on the McCabe-page text, page responded to requests for comment. McCabe and the FBI declined to comment.

Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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