Thursday, March 29, 2018
Leaked Texts Suggest Obama Administration, Dems In Plot To Launch Trump-Russia Probe
Congressional investigators looking into the origins of Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe believe they've found a smoking gun that could justify the appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether the Obama administration exerted undue influence over the FBI.
The latest batch of ducuments leaked in relation to the Democrats role in initiating the inquiry into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents contains text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggest a possible coordination between high-ranking officials at the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, Justice Department and former Senate Democratic leadership in the early stages of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to GOP congressional investigators on Wednesday.
The investigators who leaked the information to Fox said the texts between Strzok and Page "strongly" suggest coordination between the White House, two independent intelligence agencies, and a Democratic Congressional leader. That would "contradict" the Obama administration's claims of non-involvement.
The exchanges between Strzok and Page could justify the appointment of a distinct counsel to investigate no matter if the Obama administration exerted undue have an impact on over the FBI. They have revealed the involvement of Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of workforce, John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, and former Senate Majority leader Harry Reid in assisting create an atmosphere of paranoia that gave them the political cover to launch the Russia probe returned in the summertime of 2016.
The Hill reports: " President Trump vented his anger with the Russia investigation late Saturday night and Sunday morning, declaring that “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” over the ongoing probe into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
In a remarkable burst of tweets sent from his Mar-a-Lago resort, the president blamed the Obama administration for not doing enough to deter Russia and claimed he never denied the meddling took place — all while undercutting his own national security adviser who said Saturday that the interference is now “beyond dispute.”
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” Trump tweeted just after 8 a.m. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow"