Senate panel report questions Federal Bureau of Investigation handling of Hillary Clinton email case


Johnson suggests that one specific set of texts between Strzok and Page revealed Obama wanted to be kept abreast of the probe into Clinton's emails.

Though numerous messages already had been made public, President Donald Trump quickly seized on their release, writing on Twitter, "NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!"

He added that Strzok and Page also resented Trump's supporters and the "ignorant hillbillys [sic]" who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's wife for a state Senate seat.

Strzok and Page did express disdain for the president, however, slamming him as an "idiot" and a "menace".

"Disappointing, but look at the district map".

"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation".

Texts released to Fox News reportedly show that FBI lawyer Lisa Page wrote to agent Peter Strzok - her alleged lover - in September 2016 about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who said it proved Obama was involved in the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server scandal.

Other texts show more examples of the officials' opposition to Trump.

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

Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to comment on the new batch of text messages, writing, "NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!"

Sen. Johnson's report noted that the September 28, 2016 text message raises questions about when FBI officials first knew of emails on Weiner's laptop that were relevant to the Hillary Clinton investigation.

Right-wing media have once again been forced to reap what they sow by promoting stories based on out-of-context text messages sent between the GOP's new favorite boogeymen.

The messages were among thousands of text messages first obtained by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General, and are now in the hands of Congress.

Republican lawmakers noted that Strzok was lead investigator in the probe of Clinton's secret email setup, and identified him as the Federal Bureau of Investigation official who urged Comey to use the words "extremely careless" rather than the legally weighted "grossly negligent" to describe Clinton's email practices as secretary of state.

Page's text message, in contrast, was never meant to see the light of day, was therefore more candid, and may have greater credibility. It remains unclear whether that message was written because she had become aware that their text exchanges had been discovered. "Now I need to fix it and finish it".

He was also flummoxed earlier in the investigation by what he said was the "worst news" - that a computer specialist had used wiping software to delete email messages, making it, he said, potentially "much harder" to recover what they needed.

"For me, and this case, I personally have a sense of unfinished business", Strzok wrote.