Newly released text messages between senior officials at the Department of Justice sent shockwaves through Washington Tuesday night, reportedly showing former President Barack Obama wanted to “know everything” about the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
The communications between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page suggest Obama may have been more involved in Clinton’s probe than previously thought and raises new questions over the results of the bureau’s investigation into her mishandling of classified material.
According to Fox News, Page texted Strzok in early September 2016 -just weeks ahead of presidential election- saying Obama wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”
The communications shed new light on the level of anti-Trump corruption and widespread abuse throughout the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Last week, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes released a controversial memo showing the bureau used the Clinton-financed ‘Trump Dossier’ to secure FISA warrants in an effort to surveil senior Trump officials in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.