Bombshell FBI Texts Reveal Obama Lied About Clinton Emails

//February 8, 2018 //Baxter Dmitry

Bombshell text messages sent between FBI officials reveal former President Obama lied to the public about the Clinton email investigation.

*An FBI lawyer wrote in a text to her lover in late 2016 that then-president Barack Obama was demanding regular and detailed updates on the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation, despite Obama's promise to the nation that he would not interfere with the investigation.*

Two months before the presidential election, Lisa Page wrote to fellow FBI official Peter Strzok that she was working on a memo for then-FBI director James Comey because Obama '/wants to know everything we're doing/.'

Obama had said five months earlier during a Fox News Channel interview that he could 'guarantee' he wouldn't interfere with that investigation.

'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,' he said on April 10, 2016.

'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 case. Full stop. Period,' he said.'

Lisa Page (pictured) wrote to her FBI colleague lover Peter Strzok in September 2016 that then-president Barack Obama wanted an update from then-FBI director James Comey about the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

MailOnline reports : The September 2, 2016 text message was among more 50,000 texts the pair sent during a two-year extramarital affair.

Fox News was first to report on the latest batch, which is to be released by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

The committee members will soon publish a report titled 'The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation of it.'

President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday: 'NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!'

Comey testified to Congress in June 2017: 'As FBI director I interacted with President Obama. I spoke only twice in three years, and didn't document it.'

He didn't address possible memos or other written reports he may have sent to the Obama White House.

But Comey did document his 2017 meetings with President Donald Trump, he said, because he feared Trump would interfere with the Russia probe.

Strzok was the lead investigator on the probe examining Clinton's illicit use of a private email server to handle her official State Department messages while she was America's top diplomat.

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

Obama promised in April 2016 that he wouldn't get involved with FBI investigations and there would be 'no political influence'.

Comey announced in July 2016 that he had cleared Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in the email probe, saying that 'we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information.'

On October 28, 2016, Comey said in a letter to Congress that the FBI was reviewing new emails related to Clinton's tenure as secretary of State.

That revelation threw the presidential election into chaos.

On November 6, 2016, Comey told lawmakers that a review of those newly discovered emails had not altered the agency's view that Clinton should not face criminal charges.

The text messages between Page and Strzok that emerged earlier showed their hatred for Donald Trump.

In August 2016 Strzok wrote to her that he wanted to believe 'that there's no way he gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40.'

It's unclear what that 'insurance policy' was, but the Justice Department was at the time debating an approach to a federal court for a surveillance warrant against Trump adviser Carter Page.

Strzok was elevated to overseeing the Trump Russia probe a month earlier.

In a text sent on October 20, 2016, Strzok called the Republican presidential nominee a 'f***ing idiot.'

On Election Day, Page wrote to him: 'OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING.'

Strzok replied, 'Omg, I am so depressed.'

Five days later, Page texted him again: 'I bought all the president's men. Figure I need to brush up on watergate.'

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at Your News Wire. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear. Email: Follow: @baxter_dmitry

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What did Obama know about Hillary's private email server?

What did Obama know about Hillary's private email server?

By Noah Rothman

October 25, 2016 | 11:13pm

What did Obama know about Hillary's private email server? Ron Sachs

When did President Obama learn of Hillary Clinton's "homebrew" e-mail server, through which she funneled even the most sensitive electronic correspondence as secretary of state? "At the same time everybody else learned it through news reports," the president said in March 2015. According to newly released private e-mails among Clinton advisors, that was not true.

"Looks like POTUS just said he found out HRC was using her personal e-mail when he saw it in the news," wrote Hillary Clinton for America spokesman Josh Schwerin upon learning of Obama's contention.

"We need to clean this up," replied Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff at the State Department. "He has e-mails from her - they do not say"

Indeed. As we learned last month, Barack Obama used a pseudonym in e-mail communications directly with Hillary Clinton. "How is this not classified," remarked Huma Abedin when confronted with e-mails investigators believed were Obama's pseudonymous communications with Clinton, according to a report released by the FBI.

The revelation that the Clinton campaign was shocked by Obama's claim he did not know about Clinton's server seems to have spooked the White House, too. Press Secretary Josh Earnest immediately went to work cleaning up the president's remarks.

"The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade e-mails with his secretary of state," Earnest said last March. "The point that the president was making is not that he didn't know Secretary Clinton's e-mail address. He did. But he was not aware of the details of how that e-mail address and that server had been set up or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act."

Circumstantially, this is all starting to look pretty damning. The president's initial reaction was to make a misleading remark about what he knew regarding Clinton's e-mail server because, per the White House and now the Clinton campaign, he did know of it.

Furthermore, the president or his staff went to great lengths to make sure Barack Obama's name did not appear in any of those e-mails in which he corresponded with Clinton on her unsecured e-mail server.

Even Hillary Clinton's own running mate could not bring himself to state on the record that the president was entirely honest when he told CBS News in March 2015 that he first heard about Clinton's illicit server from press reports.

The president so routinely appeals to ignorance when asked about damaging news involving his administration that it's become a cliché.

Obama claimed he was caught unawares by the scandals involving gun-walking into Mexico, the NSA's spying on foreign leaders, Gen. David Petraeus' leak of sensitive information to the woman with whom he was having an affair, the IRS scandal, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the Justice Department's monitoring of journalists, among others.

Barack Obama leaves office in just under three months, and there is little to no appetite among either the press or congressional Republicans for examining his record of dissimulations in office. Hillary Clinton's trials are only just beginning.

Pessimistic conservatives who have assured themselves Donald Trump will be setting the party's agenda from a cable news studio for the foreseeable future place an undue amount of faith in the media's ability to set the agenda in an off year. If, as it appears likely, the House Republicans will retain their majority, House committees will be tasked with reviewing legislation and investigating the revelations in these e-mails.

Trump isn't going away in November, but nor is he going to be dictating the Republican Party's priorities. The House GOP, presumably still led by Paul Ryan, will.

Clinton and her allies will want to move on from these damning election-year revelations when she gets into office. They will surely deploy the preferred Clintonian tactic of calling shocking and new revelations regarding past events "old news."

But the fact that so much of this has been under-examined as Donald Trump's noise machine has filled the air will ensure that most of the public still finds these revelations worthy of serious investigation even after Nov. 8. It won't be old news to them. And Donald Trump won't be around to change the subject anymore.

/Noah Rothman is assistant online editor of Commentary . /