Rep. Mark Meadows Flags Another 'Troubling' Page-Strzok Text Message

Susan Jones | March 28, 2018 | 5:50am EDT
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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) chairs the House Freedom Caucus (Photo: Screen grab)

( - Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is tweeting about a newly revealed July 2016 text message between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that in his words, "show a troubling reference to former FBI Director James Comey potentially intervening in the 2016 election."

That July 2016 text -- from Page to Strzok -- begins: "Ha. First line made me smile," and it includes a link to a July 25, 2016 article on the Lawfare website.

The article's first line that prompted Page to say "ha" reads: "Potentially unpleasant news for Jim Comey: We need you to intervene in the 2016 election again."

So that's what Page was smiling about -- Comey intervening "again." Twenty days earlier, Comey had publicly exonerated Hillary Clinton in connection with her "extremely careless" handling of emails.

Comey told Congress last year that the FBI began investigating possible Trump campaign-Russia "coordination" in July 2016 -- July 31 to be exact, according to a Washington Post timeline.

(The Lawfare article that urged Comey to "intervene" went on to discuss "significant evidence that individuals acting at the direction of or on behalf of Russia" were attempting to "influence" the U.S. presidential election with the intent of damaging Hillary Clinton's candidacy.)

In two more tweets this past Sunday, Meadows wrote:

"To be clear: these are two high level FBI agents who appear to be discussing/laughing about the FBI Director potentially getting involved in the 2016 election--just days after the 'Russia investigation' into the Trump campaign had begun. The timeline here is concerning."

Meadows is among those calling for a special counsel to investigate the FBI and DOJ:

"At what point does all this troubling info become enough? We can appoint a special counsel for a nonsense collusion case (with zero evidence), but we can't do the same for a DOJ that, by now, appears clear-as-day politicized? It's past time. We need a second special counsel," Meadows tweeted on March 25.










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