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In one exchange dated September 2, 2016, Strzok and Page discussed drafting talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey, apparently intended for Comey to brief Obama, who "wants to know everything we're doing". "Potus wants to know everything we're doing". Senate investigators told Fox News this text raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
The answer lies perhaps in the timing of the Fox News piece, which comes just days after a Republican effort to make look Trump look good failed - and days before Trump could squash a Democratic effort that could make him look bad.
"Are we to believe that information was kept from the White House?" Comey briefly earned the ire of liberals and Democrats when he penned an October 28, 2016 letter to Congress announcing the discovery and the concomitant re-opening of that infamous email investigation.
Gates' attorneys Shanlon Wu of Washington and Walter Mack and Annemarie McAvoy of NY moved last week to withdraw as counsel in a shake-up in the pending prosecution by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. The FBI did not reopen its investigation of Clinton's emails until later that month. We have a strict line, ' he said.
The text message from the agent also serves as a reminder that wasn't above declaring Mrs. Clinton free of wrongdoing while the probe was still going on.
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Trump fired Comey last May after he rejected pressure to back off on the Russian Federation probe. Just over a month later, on July 27, Strzok would be removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's staff and relegated to the FBI's human resource department, after Mueller was informed of his exchanges with Page.
Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., successfully pushed for the release of a memo alleging the department misled a court to be able to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser, and this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee added more detail to those claims.
Johnson said the messages "raise questions about whether personal political bias may have affected the FBI's inquiry".
It had no proof that the FBI is biased against Trump, no proof of abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI, and no proof that the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation is fundamentally flawed.
Americans rightly expect a single and impartial system of justice for all, not one for the well connected and a separate one for everyone else.
"Page's meaning here is unclear, but Senate investigators say, coupled with Strzok's August 15 text about an "insurance policy", further investigation is warranted to find out".