Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

'Bombshell' FBI Text Messages Tie Hussein Obama to Hillary Probe

'Bombshell' FBI Text Messages Tie Hussein Obama to Hillary Probe

But it was impossible to discern from the texts alone what specifically the president was inquiring about.

Thousands of texts between two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials involved in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia probes are being filtered through Washington's partisan lens, with Republicans seeing treason and Democrats saying they amount to nothing. We have a strict line and always have maintained it. The memos have become the recent focus of the committee's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, taking attention away from investigations into whether Trump's campaign was involved.

In September 2016, Strzok said in a text that "potus wants to know everything we're doing".

The letter, of course, set off a political firestorm and many pundits attributed its release to playing an integral role in Clinton's defeat in the 2016 presidential campaign just days later.

That's not to say that there are no new developments on the Russia-collusion story.

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.

The mention that "Obama wants to know everything" is "concerning", but its actual meaning is "something we've got to figure out", said Representative Jim Jordan of OH, a senior Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee. And it also continues the conservative campaign to discredit Mueller before his probe ends. The date here is significant, as it comes between the time that Comey announced the FBI's recommendations to the Department of Justice (July 5th, 2016) and the time that new e-mails were discovered on Anthony Weiner's laptop (later in September).

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The woman says she marked the ticket after the January 6 drawing, the country's eighth greatest, reports The Associated Press. Another man in the US, Abraham Shakespeare, was also targeted after a $US30 million lottery win in 2006, Fox News reported.

So, just chronologically, Senator Johnson's claim - which is being parroted by Fox News, Drudge, and a slew of far right wing media outlets - is false.

Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) released a memo - with Trump's approval - alleging that U.S. law enforcement abused its powers by wrongly spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

That's awkward for Trump.

Last year, some of their texts provided even more ammo to the FBI, Justice Department, and Mueller's critics.

As The Daily Signal and other outlets previously reported, Page and Strzok exchanged derogatory messages about Trump in text messages that already have come to light, referring to him as an "idiot" during the Republican primary season.

Also Tuesday, the House intelligence committee gave Bannon another week to negotiate the terms of a closed-door interview as the White House has put limits on what he can tell Congress. Bannon was under subpoena to appear Tuesday as part of the panel's Russian Federation probe, but Republicans pushed the deadline to next week as talks about the terms of his interview continued.

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