FBI Text Messages Indicate Obama's Interest in Investigation

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday released almost 400 pages of texts messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau attorney Lisa Page. Strzok and Page, who worked for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, have been in the spotlight ever since a slew of anti-Trump messages between them surfaced a year ago.

WASHINGTON ― A September 2016 briefing for President Barack Obama mentioned in newly disclosed FBI text messages was about Russian interference in the election and not ― as a Republican senator and Fox News suggested ― the Clinton email investigation that was closed two months before that briefing.

"Potus wants to know everything we're doing", reads one of the texts between Federal Bureau of Investigation employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. "We - we need to get to the bottom of this and find out what the president knew and when he knew it".

Days later, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Congress that his office had recovered those messages.

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According to Fox News, the newly revealed Strzok-Page texts also have the FBI officials bashing the "ignorant [hillbillies]" who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's wife in her 2015 bid for a Virginia Senate seat.

Peter Strzok played leading roles in the FBI investigations into Clinton's emails and into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Right-wing media have once again been forced to reap what they sow by promoting stories based on out-of-context text messages sent between the GOP's new favorite boogeymen.

It was on October 28, 2016 that Comey informed Congress that, "Due to recent developments", the FBI was re-opening its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business.

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In others, both Strzok and Page wrote "F Trump". Page then described preparing former FBI director James Comey to brief Obama on the details of a particular investigation. He'd been briefed the previous month on Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in a campaign to disrupt and discredit the US presidential race and help Trump get elected.

As president, Obama had said in an April 2016 interview on "Fox News Sunday" that he could "guarantee" that his administration would not interfere with the FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business while secretary of state during Obama's first term.

Other texts showed Page telling Strzok on Election Day, "OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING", to which Strzok replied, "Omg, I am so depressed". The special counsel removed Strzok when he learned of their communications; Page had left the Mueller team two weeks earlier for what officials said were unrelated reasons.

The messages include an agent expressing frustration with Attorney General Loretta Lynch's remark that she would follow the FBI's recommendation in the Clinton case, saying that she made that statement because "she knows" already that Clinton wouldn't face charges, the report said.

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