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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) describes the release of new text messages between the ex-FBI employee Peter Strzok and Lisa-side show that the other gives no information about price.
Text messages, the discuss of disgraced FBI figures Peter Strzok and Lisa page, as to whether a “case” was fired in a “formal paid-for way,” according to Director James Comey, are under fresh test after Page of the Congress said investigators there was no evidence of Russian collusion at the time, according to three congressional sources.
Two hours after Comey termination of the public was on 9. May 2017, Strzok, a now former FBI agent texted his former colleague and lover: “We need to open the case, we are waiting for now, while Andy is.”
“Andy” is a reference to the then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took over temporarily the presidency to Christopher was confirmed Wray, as a Director in August 2017.
Page, a former FBI lawyer, replied Strzok: “We need to lock-in (redacted). In a formal paid-for way. Soon.”
Strzok. “I agree. I have for a long time and I will, yet again, with the bill,” believed Bill Priestap, the head of the FBI counterintelligence Department.
The SMS messages have been made available, the Congress this year, and the six-months-news the blame on the software and technical problems with the FBI Samsung-mobile phones issued. The recovered texts to cover. December 2016 to may 2017, including Comey is burning, and the appointment of the Special Counsel, Robert Miller.
Page sat for a transcribed interview in front of the house judiciary and oversight bodies in the middle of July, in the framework of a joint congressional investigation of the justice Department dealing with Russia-Clinton-E-Mail-probes. During the deposition, Page said, that by the time special counsel Müller was appointed, and Comey was not able to say fired in may 2017, the investigators, whether there is collusion, according to a transcript reviewed by Fox News.
While it is unclear what “the case” Strzok and page talk about the opening, three Republican sources on the house intelligence and judiciary committees, said the texts required further explanation. If there is no solid evidence of a Russian conspiracy as the page recently testified, the sources questioned whether “the case” refers to disability, and the President’s decision to fire Director Comey. The sources asked not to be identified, citing the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation.
Fox News has learned, and to clarify that during her July deposition, page rejected, the 9. May-text. In the same month, in his public testimony, Strozk also refused to answer questions, suggesting that there is a connection to Mueller-probe.
“…In order to get this to the ongoing investigations, to discuss, in accordance with the Department policy on ongoing investigations and are based on the “special counsel’ s shares, I am not empowered, an ongoing investigation would be testified to,” Strzok.
According to Strzok refused to further answer questions, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said: “I know, as a former U.S. attorney, that, when, in fact, that is what happened, I know that, whoever the subject, that the case was opened — well, Andy’s act — and who she and Mrs. page talked about, that will be locked soon in a formal paid away, well, you had your civil liberties violated. You would have been deprived of due process”.
Lawyers for Strzok and page does not respond to Fox News’ requests for clarification about “the case”, and in particular, whether it is according to Russian collusion, obstruction, or a non-related matter.
Strzok, apparently, a reference to “the case” in late April of 2017, but the text throws little additional light on his opponents.
“I would like to write something, since we have specific written instructions on how to open the case, and now a series of informal discussions. Must be able to show, if you are asked why you did not open, if the (general counsel), cc:ing (Deputy Director), to open them in writing last Friday. Thank You Very Much.”
Page replied, “that’s It. It is still with (redacted) and added that they planned to talk to McCabe.
May 2017 is an important month of: Comey was fired by President Trump and Robert Müller, a special counsel was named. In August 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, wrote the still-secret”,” memo spelling out the limits on the special counsel investigation.
The texts and the page of the testimony, Congress sources said, raising significant questions about the probe Foundation and whether or not until the summer of 2017, it had largely moved away from the alleged Russia agreement.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.