New Strzok-Page Texts: POTUS (Obama) 'Wants to Know Everything We're Doing'

Susan Jones | February 7, 2018 | 7:54am EST
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( - Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has allowed Fox News to review more Strzok-Page text messages, including one from Page that says "potus wants to know everything we're doing."

POTUS -- an acronym for President of the United States -- was Barack Obama on Sept. 2, 2016, the date the text was sent from Lisa Page to Peter Strzok. Press reports say the two were romantically involved; they exchanged tens of thousands of text messages over the course of their business/romantic relationship.

Fox News reported that the newly revealed texts, 1,500 of them, include one where Strzok and Page were discussing the preparation of talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who "wants to know everything we’re doing."

Three days earlier, House Democrats had sent a letter to then-FBI Director James Comey, asking him to investigate Trump-Russia "connections."

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that Page's email suggests to him "the president wants to know what they're doing to stop Trump." He said the new information warrants further investigation.

Comey announced in July 2016 that although Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her handling of classified emails, she would not be prosecuted. But on Oct. 28, less than two weeks before the election, Comey informed Congress that he was reopening the investigation after discovering "hundreds of thousands" of emails on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner, who was married to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

The FBI reportedly learned about the emails on Weiner's laptop at least a full month earlier.

As Fox News reported:

On Sept. 28, 2016 Strzok wrote to Page, "Got called up to Andy's [McCabe] earlier.. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner's atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]. Sending team up tomorrow to review... this will never end." Senate investigators told Fox News this text message raises questions about when FBI officials learned of emails relevant to the Hillary Clinton email investigation on the laptop belonging to Weiner, the husband to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Fox News reported that other newly revealed texts from Page show her loathing for Trump:

On Election Day 2016, Page wrote, "OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING." Strzok replied, "Omg, I am so depressed." Later that month, on Nov. 13, 2016 Page wrote, "I bought all the president's men. Figure I need to brush up on watergate."  

The next day, Nov. 14, 2016, Page wrote, “God, being here makes me angry. Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us.”

Page’s meaning here is unclear, but Senate investigators say, coupled with Strzok’s Aug. 15 text about an “insurance policy,” further investigation is warranted to find out what actions the two may have taken.

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