Strzok-Page texts show FBI HID details of Hillary probe from Congress; knew they would be revealed in FOIA requests and ‘inflame Congress’ (Video)

(National SentinelNOversight: Presidential attorney Jay Sekulow on Friday discussed newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, saying the two knew they were stonewalling lawmakers regarding the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Discussing the tests on his radio program, “Jay Live,” Sekulow also said the texts revealed that the two understood the hidden FBI reports would eventually be revealed in Freedom of Information Act requests and “absolutely inflame Congress.”

The two anti-Trump officials admitted to hiding “302 reports” — which are summaries of interviews conducted with witnesses and/or suspects — from lawmakers regarding Clinton’s criminal mishandling of classified emails.

Also, both then complained that FOIA requests from interested parties would eventually cause the hidden reports to be released, thus created widespread angst and condemnation in Congress.

“Peter Strzok on September 10th, 2016–this is during the heart of the election last year,” Sekulow began.

Quoting Strzok, Sekulow said, “‘Thing is, there are very inflammatory things in the 302’s’ [that’s the agents’ reports] that we didn’t turn over to Congress because they weren’t relevant to understanding the focus of the investigation.'”

“This was the investigation of Hillary Clinton-the ongoing email investigation,” Sekulow said, putting the conversation in context.

Again quoting Stzrok, Sekulow noted further, ‘These are going to come out in FOIA’s and absolutely inflame Congress…’

“In other words, once the FOIA requests come in and they are responded to, it’s going to create a firestorm,” the president’s counsel said.

Critics noted that as bad as that is, only a fraction of the total number of texts sent between Strzok and Page during a crucial five-month period have been released to Congress.

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FBI reopening conservative group’s case on Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting

(National SentinelCorruption: What a difference a change in presidential administrations can make.

Last October the FBI told the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative legal watchdog organization, that it had no actionable records regarding former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting last summer with ex-President Bill Clinton at the height of the bureau’s investigation into his wife’s mishandling of classified material on her home-brewed email server.

But, the Washington Free Beacon reports, that turns out to be untrue: There likely are records to be had, according to a recent letter the bureau sent to the legal group:

The agency told the ACLJ in October of last year, when the FBI was still under the direction of James Comey, that it had no records related to the infamous meeting between Lynch and Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac.

The letter reopening the FOIA dated Aug. 10 came after [the ACLJ’s Jordan] Sekulow pointed out in an appearance on Fox and on the ACLJ’s website that it had recently received documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) showing that FBI emails and other agency documents exist about the tarmac meeting.

Critics of Comey’s handling of the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email abuses point to the tarmac meeting as a turning point in the probe. After the late June meeting created a media firestorm questioning whether Lynch could remain impartial in the probe, Lynch announced that she would accept Comey’s determination on whether or not to indict Clinton based on the FBI’s email findings.

Just days later, Comey held a press conference announcing that the investigation determined that Clinton had been grossly negligent but her actions were not criminal.

“It is clear that there were multiple records with the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then-AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI,” Sekulow wrote on this website.

He also said the FBI’s claim last fall that no responsive documents existed is a “direct contravention to the law” and the ACLJ will continue its legal battle to “hold the FBI’s feet to the fire and demand an expeditious and thorough search for all documents responsive to our request.”

“We know they exist, and we’re willing to go to court to get them if necessary,” he said.

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