The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation

  • The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation

The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation

That information, Levin concluded, still raises the question of how much the previous president knew about the FBI's investigation and when he knew it. But because there is no solid evidence, accusations surrounding the unknown context of certain text messages should be taken with a dose of skepticism.

Collectively, the texts show the two officials disliked Trump and feared what he might do as president, and they freely intermingled talk of politics with talk of work. At that time, the FBI had re-opened its investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of personal email servers, and the most common assumption is that the then-president must have requested a briefing on the Bureau's progress.

Nevertheless, Fox News gave the dubious allegation that Obama had an improper role in the investigation a lot of play.

Page and Strzok have come under fire in recent months after the discovery of text messages between the two that showed them criticizing President Trump and other political figures.

The question becomes why Comey was only informed by his investigative team on October 27, if the Clinton emails on Weiner's laptop were discovered by September 28, at the latest. Strzok and Page discussed serving to "protect the country from the menace" of Trump "enablers, ' and the possibility of an "insurance policy" against the 'risk" of a Trump presidency.

The text message from the agent also serves as a reminder that wasn't above declaring Mrs. Clinton free of wrongdoing while the probe was still going on.

FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were "sexting" each other about the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday, before quickly correcting herself to say she'd actually meant they were "texting". But it was impossible to discern from the texts alone what specifically the president was inquiring about.

"It does seem rather likely that what POTUS wanted to be briefed about was everything related to Russian interference in the United States presidential election ahead of that meeting", she concluded.

People familiar with the matter strongly dispute the assertion that the text message referenced the Clinton email probe.

"I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this [Clinton] case but any case", said Obama.

September 5, 2016: Obama meets with Putin and reportedly discusses Russian meddling in the U.S. election. The decision to reopen the Clinton investigation is one of the main reasons many Democrats, including Clinton herself, believe they lost the election to Trump.

I have no doubt that partisan politics can and indeed does affect the decisions made by some people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department, and many other government agencies, but to suggest that there may be an O.J. Simpson-like conspiracy happening that involves a large portion of our government's law enforcement: I believe that to be not just utterly ridiculous, but unsafe. Sen. But the Wall Street Journal reported it actually referred to the Russian Federation investigation.

Over the course of their two-year extramarital affair, Strzok and Page exchanged some 50,000 text messages.