While President Obama was publicly encouraging people to “limit public discussion of facts” regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, he was demanding more information from the FBI behind the scenes.
New text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, appear to illustrate the President demanding information on the case from the agency, and quite possibly, by extension, influencing those investigating the alleged crimes.
The couple exchanged messages regarding the preparation of talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to deliver to the former President.
Page said of Obama: “Potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 7, 2018
The latest exchange yields new questions about the integrity of the investigation of Clinton, and now appears to implicate Obama himself as a player.
Senate investigators, who released the text messages along with a report entitled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of It,” said this particular exchange “raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.”
Previous text messages released involving Strzok and Page show an overwhelming anti-Trump bias, as well messages that indicate FBI officials didn’t want to appear too tough on Clinton during their investigation into her private email server.
“She might be our next president,” Page wrote in February of 2016, regarding officials involved in the Clinton investigation. “The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear.”
It’d be interesting to know if the talking points Comey provided to Obama included that information.
Strzok, a key player in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s original Russia probe, had to be ‘reassigned’ after the biased messages to Page were discovered.
“Page writes to Strzok on September 2, 2016 about preparing talking points for FBI Director Comey because, "potus wants to know everything we're doing."”
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 7, 2018
On the same day as the message indicating Obama wanted to “know everything,” the FBI released their report on the email investigation.
Did Obama influence the investigation by demanding information about what the FBI was doing? These officials seem willing to comply with the request to update him in their text messages. Did Comey comply as well?
There are so many questions that come out each day. When will the American people start getting some answers?
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