On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Wednesday, host Mark Levin asked his audience about the FBI’s investigation on alleged Russian-election meddling, “What did he [President Barack Obama] know?”
“What information was given to Barack Obama?” asked Mark Levin. “Why can’t we get to the bottom of that? We don’t need to keep guessing. What did he know? He knew a lot.”
Mark Levin’s comments stem from a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article titled “Text From 2016 Shows Obama’s Interest in FBI Employee’s Work” about a text message between two FBI employees, Strzok and Page, that says then-President Barack Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing.” Levin says he agrees with the WSJ that this text “had to do with the Russian matter, but that’s where the Wall Street Journal and I part company.” Levin then referenced a piece from CNSNews.com by Susan Jones to further his analysis.
Below is a transcript from Levin’s show Wednesday:
“I think Senator Johnson’s wrong too.
“I don’t think that text had anything to do with the Clinton matter. And I agree with the Wall Street Journal. It had to do with the Russian matter, but that’s where the Wall Street Journal and I part company.
“Our friends at CNS, CNS.com, that is CNSNews.com, Susan Jones:
“‘On August 30, 2016 -- three days before FBI agent Lisa Page sent a Sept. 2 text message saying that "potus wants to know everything we're doing' -- House Democrats asked the FBI to investigate Trump-Russia "connections."
“‘In a letter to then-FBI Director James Comey dated August 30, 2016, House Democrats wrote in part:
“'Based on multiple press reports, it appears that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether Russia executed cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that resulted in the illegal hacking of a wide range of emails and other documents.
“'We are writing to request that the FBI assess whether connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian interests may have contributed to these attacks in order to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.
“'Serious questions have been raised about overt and covert actions by Trump campaign officials on behalf of Russian interests. It is critical for the American public to know whether those actions may have directly caused or indirectly motivated attacks against [the] Democratic institutions and our fundamental election process.'
“‘[So, t]hree days later, [after the letter,] according to newly released texts [that I just read to you] seen by Fox News, Lisa Page and her fellow FBI agent Peter Strzok were discussing the preparation of talking points for Comey to give to President Obama, who "wants to know everything we’re doing," Page wrote to Strzok.’
“So the Wall Street Journal is fed information by allies of Strzok and Page in the FBI anonymously, regurgitates it, and that’s that. No, that’s not that’s that.
“What information was given to Barack Obama? Why can’t we get to the bottom of that? We don’t need to keep guessing. What did he know? He knew a lot.”