No big deal, just a bunch of new FBI text messages uncovered between lovers’ Peter Strzok and Lisa Page which cast doubt on the entire Obama administration narrative that the president wasn’t involved in any “pending investigations”:
JUST IN: FBI lovers' latest text messages: Obama 'wants to know everything' https://t.co/SvQd9K4iDu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
From Fox News:
Newly revealed text messages between FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”
The message, from Page to Strzok, was among thousands of texts between the lovers reviewed by Fox News. The pair both worked at one point for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
This is our reaction, too:
Did anyone else just…"HOLY SHIZZZZZZ!???" https://t.co/fVRFhCHKqe
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) February 7, 2018
Now, the left will try to spin this as just the president going about his business as usual:
My God, the president wanted to know about alleged Russian interference. This non-conspiracy goes straight to the top. https://t.co/h3YSFukcnJ
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 7, 2018
Which we might believe if this isn’t the exact opposite of what then President Obama was saying at the time:
Tho the implied degree of micromanagement at odds with the narrative of Obama WH not wanting to interfere during an election (in explaining their lack of urgency in dealing w Russia publicly)
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 7, 2018
Like when Obama said in April 2016, “I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. … I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation.”
RT @dmartosko: News about Obama wanting updates from Comey on the Clinton email probe is troubling given that he said months earlier that 'I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. … I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation.'
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 7, 2018
Full quote via Grabien:
“I can guarantee … I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated,” Obama said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “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 and always have maintained it. 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 cas –.period,” he added. “Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”
— Tennessean (@Mountainaires) February 4, 2018
Over to you, FBI.