08 February, 2018
A footnote in the report suggests it can not be confirmed that Strzok's text was related to the FBI's investigation of Clinton's private email server, but presumes that it is related to the probe because the message was not redacted.
If Obama really wanted to know everything about the FBI's Russian Federation investigation at that point, Levin explained, "everything" would have certainly included the infamous FISA application that led to surveillance of the Trump team in the first place.
A Republican senator's report questioning former President Barack Obama's involvement in the Clinton email investigation is in dispute based on a timeline of events, and a source familiar with the context of a central text message challenges how it is being portrayed.
Republican lawmakers noted that Strzok was lead investigator in the probe of Clinton's secret email setup, and identified him as the Federal Bureau of Investigation official who urged Comey to use the words "extremely careless" rather than the legally weighted "grossly negligent" to describe Clinton's email practices as secretary of state.
"It certainly warrants investigation, and it certainly brings into a new perspective that there's this idea from President Obama that there was no political influence at the top levels of the FBI", Jordan said on Fox & Friends on Wednesday.
There's no question both Strzok and Page were stridently opposed to Trump's candidacy and the prospect of a Trump administration, using words like "idiot", "loathsome", "menace" and "disaster" to describe him.
If Obama had been meddling in an ongoing investigation of a political ally, that would have been inappropriate.More news: Alexa Can Send SMS Messages Now
Page sent the message to Strzok on September 2, 2016.
Texts between Strzok and Page.
Republicans and President Donald Trump himself have cited the messages as evidence the Russian probe amounts to a wider plot to undermine him. We have a strict line, ' he said on April 10, 2016.
"Because that's clearly from all the other text messages, that's what they were working on, that's what they cared about", Gohmert said.
Got called up to [then-FBI Deputy Director] Andy [McCabe]'s earlier. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner's atty to sdny, includes a ton of material from spouse.
In July 2016, when Comey defended to Congress the bureau's decision not to seek charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server, Strzok and Page traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity. The Justice Department subsequently recovered the missing messages. "Now I need to fix it and finish it".