(CNSNews.com) - Fox News has obtained several more text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that "suggest a possible coordination" between high-ranking officials in the Obama administration in the early stages of the Trump-Russia investigation.
"It continues to stink," House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on Wednesday.
According to Fox News:
A text message from Strzok to Page on Aug. 3 (2016) described former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as being concerned with “information control” related to the initial investigation into the Trump campaign. According to a report from the New York Times, [CIA Director John] Brennan was sent to Capitol Hill around the same time to brief members of Congress on the possibility of election interference.
Days later, on Aug. 8, 2016, Strzok texted Page: “Internal joint cyber cd intel piece for D [FBI Director James Comey], scenesetter for [Obama Chief of Staff Denis] McDonough brief, Trainor [head of FBI cyber division] directed all cyber info be pulled. I’d let [Assistant Director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap] and Jim hammer it out first, though it would be best for D to have it before the Wed WH session.”
President Obama and his family were in Martha's Vineyard from Aug. 6-21, 2016, but McDonough apparently was working at the White House.
"We need answers," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus tweeted on Wednesday.
"These texts seem to show FBI officials were briefing the Obama WH on the early stages of the Trump campaign investigation in 2016. How much did the Obama WH know? Were they involved?" Meadows asked in that same tweet.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), head of the House intelligence committee, told Fox News's Sean Hannity Wednesday night that he has not yet seen the Strzok-Page text messages that indicate the FBI may have briefed the Obama White House on the Trump-Russia probe.
But Nunes said he discussed the latest reports with a few members of Congress on Tuesday: "And these are people who don't follow this closely. They're not on the House intelligence committee, but they follow it just by the news. And they were shocked. They were shocked -- matter of fact, they used a few expletives, because they couldn't believe that the White House, the Obama White House, was being briefed by the FBI on an investigation into the Trump campaign.
"They couldn't believe it," Nunes repeated. "And I think that's the reaction you're going to get from most members of Congress that care about this issue, at least the Republicans."
"It continues to stink," Nunes added.