Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work

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Echoing Fox News' coverage, President Donald Trump tweeted the texts were "BOMBSHELLS!".

Newly released texts between FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page revealed that former President Barack Obama "want [ed] to know everything we're doing" in the bureau's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. But it was impossible to discern from the texts alone what specifically the president was inquiring about.

Gohmert added that it is "extraordinary" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice "covered for Hillary Clinton" during her 2016 presidential election campaign against President Donald Trump.

The US president did not elaborate any further.

He was later a member of special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating alleged links betwen Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

The problem: We already know none of that is true.

President Trump, an avid viewer of Fox News, got the message.

Millions will go for the latter because while Page was anxious that she and Lover Boy Strzok and their thousands of texts would be discovered, they had outed Obama in a saga that went all the way from "Potus wants to know" to "Inquiring Minds DEMAND to know". And it also continues the conservative campaign to discredit Mueller before his probe ends.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.


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California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the intelligence panel, said Bannon's lawyer has told the committee that the White House will only permit him to answer 14 "yes" or "no" questions.

-Personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI's actions with respect to Trump and his campaign or transition officials.

That's awkward for Trump. Texts from Strzok are labeled "OUTBOX", while texts from Page are labeled "INBOX".

Page and Strzok both worked on that case, which was concluded in 2016 with no charges.

President Donald Trump has met with a top Justice Department official to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russian Federation investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections from the same agency over releasing a Republican account.

It is unclear what "OUR task" referred to, but Jordan suggested it could be related to a text Strzok sent in August alluding to an "insurance policy" in case Trump won the presidency.

The texts also show a puzzling gap in the timing between the discovery of emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop and Comey's infamous letter to Congress about the investigation right before the election.

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