(CNSNews.com) - 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 Democratic institutions and our fundamental election process.
Three days later, according to newly released texts 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.
The FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails was closed in early July 2016 and not reopened until late October, so -- based on the Democrats' interest in Trump-Russia "connections" on August 30, 2016 -- it appears that may be what POTUS wanted to know about.
The Democrats' complete letter to Comey is here.