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KILMEADE: “Fox News alert now. Bombshell exclusive, Fox News obtaining thousands of brand new anti-Trump text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa page.”

DOOCY: “Those text messages raising more questions about the FBI and perhaps president Obama’s involvement during the Clinton investigation of her email server.”

EARHARDT: “Look at that text right there, on September 2nd, 2016, page writes, Strzok about preparing talking points for FBI director James Comey, saying this, POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.”

DOOCY: “Page’s last text message on June 23rd, 2017, reads simply, please don’t ever text me again. We don’t know if they broke up or they figured we would all see them one day. Cheryl Atkinson joins us live. What do you make of all these?”

ATTKISSON: “Makes me wonder what is in five months of text messages we don’t have, the department of inspector general recovered not turned over to con yes. For some reason he is sending the messages back to department of justice. He said to Congress, you can get the messages through doj, I won’t object to that. Adding another layer and delay.”

KILMEADE: “Jeff Sessions should be the one to say okay take it.”

ATTKISSON: “I don’t know what his recusal covers. I don’t know how that happens. I think the text messages should have been turned over the day Congress found they were recovered. I don’t know why they don’t have them.”

EARHARDT: “What do you think POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing?”

ATTKISSON: “I think it means what it says. Perhaps missing text messages we don’t know and perhaps there is more information on that.”

DOOCY: “Text messages we’re seeing the Senate has gotten their hand on, they asked the department of justice, these are the ones they have given. There are probably thousands of others only the inspector general at the department of justice has in his custody. Apparently his report will come out in a month or two. Do you trust him?”

ATTKISSON: “Well you know, I have no reason no not trust him on its face, but I will say Congress when they wanted to see those messages he said they did not notify them that he had recovered them. Remember they were thought to be missing.”

KILMEADE: “This is one-week story. We thought they lost it because of the device.”

ATTKISSON: “First of all ig didn’t tell them initially if he discovered five months were missing. Once Congress discovered and announced five months were missing he didn’t immediately come to the office and has not given them to Congress directly.”

DOOCY: “We need to remind folks you’re suing the department of justice, you feel the Obama Administration spied on you with one of those keystroke monitoring programs.”

ATTKISSON: “We had seven forensic exams by different groups. We presented a lot of detail. We amended our complaint to include FBI and Verizon.”

KILMEADE: “I want to move on to FISA, I want to bring up one area we need explanations for. They find Anthony Weiner’s laptop of information with Huma Abedin. They are told that the information is on here. FBI office call Andy McCabe, and three weeks between that communication happens and we all find out about it. Hillary Clinton says to this day, that is the reason why I lost, okay? What happened in those three weeks? Did James Comey know and hold it? Was James Comey kept from the information by Andy McCabe?”

ATTKISSON: “Those are great questions that have to be asked. I’m not sure people understand, Congress has an oversight role. They are equal to the executive branch and judiciary in terms of that and they are supposed to have this information as necessary in timely basis and not be obstructed.”

DOOCY: “The reason I mentioned your lawsuit against the department of justice, you’re saying that the federal government spied on you. The big question, did they go to the FISA court? Did they do all of that? You have written a great op-ed at the hill.com, did the FBI violate the woods procedures in vetting the FISA claims. Explain what wood procedures are.”

ATTKISSON: “Let me just say why this applies in the big picture to what happened to me and other people that haven’t been revealed yet. The surveillance abuses that we are now seeing are tied into I think a pattern of 10 to 20 years of bad actors in the intelligence community that I’ve been told by sources, have been presenting bad evidence it FISA court, but it’s never seen. So we don’t know that; to obtain illegal warrants or warrants that would not otherwise be granted. There are other surveillance abuses allegedly occurred. I think this is all connected. And the reason they didn’t want Donald Trump, it’s not so much his political positions and how much they hate him, he was the one guy, the once elected, they fear would come in there and peer at what they have been doing past 10 to 20 years. It is bigger than the 2016 election. It is why they did do that.”

KILMEADE: “Go ahead. “

ATTKISSON: “The woods procedures say, my read of it, you can read for yourself, you’re not allowed to present a single unverified fact to the FISA court. Doesn’t matter how much they relied on it, not a single unverified fact.”

EARHARDT: “How did the dirty dossier get in their hands?”

ATTKISSON: “Good question. Two high-ranking sources worked under Obama and one worked under Clinton and bush who both separately contacted me when they heard this news, criminal. I didn’t ask the question, they both said criminal.”

KILMEADE: “Wow. If you present something and footnote at the bottom, presented by a political organization that is not enough. We don’t know what happened in that room. Do you believe, Cheryl, the New York Times request, along with the request that is put forward from Congress will get the transcripts out and find out what took place for the first time ever between that judge, or those judges and those and the FBI?”

ATTKISSON: “It depend. Will Congress press to do it? Will there be a lot of opposition and squawking about it.”
KILMEADE: ““New York Times” wants it”

ATTKISSON: “Another intelligence source says this is pretext to look at all the FISA activity looked over past 10, 20 years. I don’t think it will be done. I think it ought to be done.”

EARHARDT: “Pulling back the curtain.”

ATTKISSON: “These are intelligence-connected people not outside.”

KILMEADE: “No defense to push back. We shouldn’t look at Cheryl’s text messages or Carter Page’s phone calls.”

ATTKISSON: “I’m not sure people realize this, is one of the most serious violation of privacy do to American citizen is wiretap. May not be done out of suspicion or curiosity, you may think they have done something bad because you don’t like the way they’re acting. You have to bring to the court with verified evidence through other means to get the electronic surveillance. It is very strict process. President has certification authority has to certify on these. Three of four wiretaps I believed were signed by certification authority unpresident trump. Did his certification authority tell him this was happening? Who was the certification authority?”

DOOCY: “Exactly with did they say. Cheryl, thank you very much for bringing all that to us”