Newly unearthed text messages released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday expose the bombshell revelation that President Barack Obama wanted to know everything the two FBI agents were doing a month before the presidential election, even though he ‘guaranteed’ he wouldn’t interfere and there would be ‘no political influence’ in FBI investigations.
Page wrote a text message to Strzok on September 2, 2016 that “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”
Strzok worked on both the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s own Trump-Russia investigation.
“I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line,” Obama claimed on April 10, 2016. “I guarantee it. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this case but in any case. Full stop. Period. Guaranteed. Full stop. No one gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”
On November 4, 2015, the day after Democrat Jill McCabe lost Virginia’s 13th Senate district to incumbent Senator Dick Black 52%-48%, Strzok told Page in a text: “Disappointing, but look at the district map. Loudon is being gentrified, but it’s still largely ignorant hillbillys. Good for her for running, but curious if she’s energized or never again.”
Strzok misspelled the words “hillbillies” and “Loudoun” (County).
“OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING,” Page said on Election Day 2016.
“Omg, I am so depressed,” Strzok replied.
“I bought all the president’s men,” Page wrote a week later. “Figure I need to brush up on watergate.”
“God, being here makes me angry,” Page wrote the next day. “Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us.”
The last text is from Page to Strzok, and comes on June 23, 2017, when she wrote, “Please don’t ever text me again.”
It’s unclear whether she suddenly became aware that they, and their thousands of texts, had been discovered.
President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter Wednesday morning.
NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018