The Strzok/page texts have been a treasure trove of information about what was going on in the investigations.
National Review’s Andrew McCarthy recently revealed a text he found where Strzok said that someone whose name was redacted said that Obama was running the show. Strzok said that wasn’t true as far as he was concerned. Still, the text does show that Obama was very much involved in the investigation. It was revealed on Monday that Obama hired Stefan Halper to spy right after Trump closed within one point of Hillary.
The timing of that hire appears to be purely political and aimed at stopping the Trump presidential campaign.
McCarthy’s main takeaway was that the Department of Justice had redacted the juiciest and most revealing parts of those texts, specifically the names of high-ranking officials outside of the FBI who were involved in the investigation, among other bits of information potentially damning for the Obama administration.
There was one text in particular from Strzok that McCarthy highlighted that former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer felt should have garnered even more attention than it did, a message that appeared to indicate the involvement of the Obama White House in running the entire operation.
That message from Strzok to Page was in regard to a high-level meeting — which included “agency people,” as in CIA officials— held Aug. 5, 2016 following his return from a trip to London where he presumably interviewed the FBI’s informant, though those particular details were redacted.
“Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying “The White House is running this”, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation.”
Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying “The White House is running this”, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation. https://t.co/UOaNDZNQL7
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 20, 2018
The name of the official who said that Obama is running the investigation is redacted and it’s obviously not because of anything but to cover up a witness. Sooner or later it will all come out but will anyone actually take any action? Who knows?