Here’s PROOF that OBAMA is PERSONALLY implicated in Trump campaign SPYING SCANDAL

(National SentinelBusted: A series of new texts between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, revealed that President Barack Obama may have been directly involved in the probe of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified emails.

As reported by Fox News, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., along with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is releasing the texts, along with a report entitled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of It.”

In a Sept. 2, 2016, text to Strzok about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, Page said it was important to do so because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”

“Potus” is the acronym for “president of the United States.”

That text exchange is the first evidence that Obama was likely kept in the loop as the Trump spying scandal unfolded.

Fox News reported further:

Among the newly disclosed texts, Strzok also calls Virginians who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife for a state Senate seat “ignorant hillbillys.” (sic)

That text came from Strzok to Page on Nov. 4, 2015, the day after Jill McCabe lost a hotly contested Virginia state Senate election. Strzok said of the result, “Disappointing, but look at the district map. Loudon is being gentrified, but it’s still largely ignorant hillbillys. Good for her for running, but curious if she’s energized or never again.”

The revelation that Obama was keeping tabs on the probe involving Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails make it more likely that he was also staying abreast of the ongoing counterintelligence operation against Trump campaign staffers.

Earlier, The National Sentinel reported that Obama had other ways to find out what was happening with his FBI and Justice Department in terms of securing surveillance warrants from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Not only does the attorney general — Loretta Lynch at the time — have to sign off on all FISA surveillance requests, but such requests are generally included in the President’s Daily Brief.

As the Brookings Institute noted in a policy paper arguing for the Trump administration to renew legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, which clarifies warrant requirements of the Act, information gathered via FISA warrants “sometimes known as PRISM, comprises a large part of the President’s Daily Brief.” 

Also, last week Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, warned Americans to “watch for Obama’s fingerprints” all over the FISA court abuses.

“Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” King told Breitbart News Radio. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama.”

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FBI Deputy Director McCABE RESIGNS; is the FISA memo about to implicate him?

(National SentinelDeep State: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has announced that he will step down from his position, fueling speculation that the so-called “FISA memo” may soon be released and may implicate him as part of a plot to spy on the Trump campaign.

As reported by NBC News:

McCabe has been at the center of ongoing tensions between the White House and the FBI and has reportedly been under pressure to quit from President Donald Trump, whose campaign is being investigated for possible collusion with Russia.

McCabe reportedly resigned on Monday. He will remain on the FBI’s payroll until he is formally able to retire, NBC News said.

In recent weeks the White House has put pressure on McCabe after he was implicated in text messages exchanged between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

The two discussed an “insurance policy” to allegedly undermine President Donald J. Trump’s campaign and, possibly, his presidency in the event he defeated Hillary Clinton.

The texts referenced discussing the insurance policy in “Andy’s office,” which is believed to be McCabe.

Also, last week administration spokesman Raj Shah referenced reports of pressure from the White House to fire McCabe by saying in a statement that Trump “believes politically motivated senior leaders” of the FBI “have tainted the agency’s reputation for unbiased pursuit of justice” and that the new director he “appointed” will “clean up the misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI.”

Some believe that McCabe may be implicated with others in the FISA memo, which allegedly details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. There has been speculation that the FBI used the unsubstantiated — and unvetted — “Trump dossier,” which was paid for by the Clinton campaign, as a legitimate intelligence document in order to obtain a surveillance warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.

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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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Paging Jeff Sessions! DOJ STILL withholding majority of ‘missing’ texts exchanged between anti-Trump FBI lovers Strzok and Page

(National SentinelFull Nondisclosure: The Justice Department has only turned over a fraction of the “missing” texts exchanged between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Stzrok and his mistress, lawyer Lisa Page.

As reported by Byron York at the Washington Examiner, the DoJ has only given lawmakers about 15 percent of five months’ worth of missing messages that the FBI said were lost from thousands of department cellphones due to a data backup glitch.

What’s more, that may be all Congress gets — at least for the time being, until bureau cyber-forensic experts manage to recover more of the messages, York noted, adding that it is not yet clear how many Strzok-Page texts there are and how many of those contain more anti-Trump, anti-administration content.

“The answers are complicated, but here is what I have been able to figure out from conversations with the Justice Department and Capitol Hill investigators,” he wrote, adding:

The Justice Department has identified about 50,000 Strzok-Page texts. But that is apart from the texts between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017, that were declared missing a week ago but are now being recovered. So, the total is apparently 50,000 plus the currently unknown number of formerly missing texts.

But that number refers only to the Strzok-Page texts that were sent and received on FBI-issued Samsung phones. There are a number of instances in the texts in which the two officials say that they should switch the conversation to iMessage, suggesting they continued to talk about FBI matters on personal Apple phones. For investigators, those are particularly intriguing texts – what was so sensitive that they couldn’t discuss on their work phones? – but the number of those texts is unknown. And of course, they have not been turned over to Congress.

Thus far, York says it is estimated that around 7,000 texts have been turned over, a figure that includes messages given to Congress on two occasions. If there are around 50,000 messages, that means lawmakers have only been given about 15 percent of the total.

That’s because, according to a Jan. 19 letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Capitol Hill investigators, not all texts were going to be handed over in the first place.

“The department is not providing text messages that were purely personal in nature,” Boyd wrote. “Furthermore, the department has redacted from some work-related text messages portions that were purely personal. The department’s aim in withholding purely personal text messages and redacting personal portions of work-related text messages was primarily to facilitate the committee’s access to potentially relevant text messages without having to cull through large quantities of material unrelated to either the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server or the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”

Also, York noted that Boyd informed investigators that the department consulted with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, in order to and made some redactions “related to the structure, operation, and substance of the [Special Counsel’s Office]’s investigation because it is ongoing.”

Hill investigators have said they’re not at all sure how broad that restriction is. However, the DOJ said that if lawmakers had questions about key redactions, the department would “work with” Congress to explain or reveal redacted information “in a closed setting.”

York then reminds readers of the key events that took place during the period of time text messages have gone missing:

The time period involved, Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017, covered some of the key moments in the FBI’s investigation of the Trump-Russia affair: conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak; the completion and publication of the intelligence community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election; the briefing in which FBI director James Comey told President-elect Donald Trump about the Trump dossier; the president’s inauguration; the nomination and confirmation of new Justice Department leadership; Flynn’s interview with the FBI (conducted by Strzok); Comey’s assurances to Trump that he, Trump, was not under investigation; a variety of revelations, mostly in the Washington Post and New York Times, about various Trump figures under investigation; Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe; the firing of top Obama Justice Department holdover Sally Yates; Trump’s tweet alleging he was wiretapped; Trump’s firing of Comey; and, finally, the appointment of Mueller.

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Gowdy: ‘FIX was IN’ to clear HILLARY no matter what she did, as newly released texts PROVE

(National SentinelExonerate: During a Thursday evening appearance on Fox News‘ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said newly revealed texts between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page show that “the fix was in” to clear Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing involving her mishandling of classified information.

In a text released to the public, Page, in reference to Clinton, wrote to Strzok, “One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”

He responded, “I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same” — in which he appears to be saying he contacted Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, about the case.

The messages were exchanged during the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of an unsecured private email server while serving as Obama’s secretary of state.

“This, I think is the unvarnished truth of how they viewed both her, him and the investigation and how they wanted it to turn out,” Gowdy said.

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“Keep in mind, Tucker, all of this is done before she was ever interviewed. So the fix was in. Unfortunately, before they even interviewed the target of the investigation.”

Tucker responded: “What does it tell you about what they thought of Hillary Clinton? They believed, if she became president she would punish our chief law enforcement agency for investigating her. What does that say about their view of her? Or their understanding of her?”

It’s either that, or I think another reasonable construction is she’d award the DOJ, thinking it was more DOJ lawyers that concluded she should not be charged as opposed to the FBI,” Gowdy said.

“And that’s actually how I read it–that she would give more credit to the Department of Justice–you know, keep in mind, reading these texts, it doesn’t appear that anyone wanted her charged, before they even know what she was going to say.

“I read that to be, they were concerned the DOJ would get the credit for taking care of her more than the bureau would,” he said.

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It’s MAGIC! Justice Dept. ‘FINDS’ MORE texts between anti-Trump FBI hacks STZROK and PAGE

(National SentinelDiscovered: The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General has located more text messages between anti-Trump FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, bureau lawyer Lisa Page, after the agency said it had “lost” five months’ worth of texts due to a technical glitch.

In a letter to key congressional committees, IG Michael Michael Horowitz said his office “succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices, including text messages between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page that were sent or received between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017,” Fox News reported.

“Our effort to recover any additional text messages is ongoing,” Horowitz said. “We will provide copies of the text messages that we recover from these devices to the Department so that the Department’s leadership can take any management action it deems appropriate.”

The news network reported further that messages were recovered after the IG took physical possession of “at least four phones” that were issued to the pair.

News of the IG’s recover comes after Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed Wednesday night that multiple government sources had informed him that messages were beginning to be recovered.

Initial reports that the FBI had lost five months’ worth of text messages from scores of department-issued cellphones set off alarm bells in Congress, particularly among Republican lawmakers investigating whether the Obama administration improperly spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

DOJ notified congressional committees that there is a gap in records between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. The gap in records covered a crucial period, raising suspicion among GOP lawmakers about how those messages disappeared.

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Hannity: ‘MULTIPLE sources’ tell him DOJ is retrieving ‘missing’ STRZOK-PAGE texts (Video)

(National SentinelForensic Recovery: On his Fox News program Wednesday night, host Sean Hannity revealed that “multiple sources” have told him the Department of Justice is beginning to retrieve some of the FBI’s ‘missing texts’ belonging to anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok and department lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress.

Citing Justice Department sources, Hannity reported that DoJ forensic cyber teams were moving to recover some five months’ worth of text exchanges between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017.

The FBI claimed in a notification to Congress that a technical glitch failed to capture and archive messages sent from and to thousands of department cellphones.

“This meant that 5 months’ worth of texts would be missing from Strzok and Page, both of whom are under scrutiny after it was revealed that the former members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team exchanged anti-Trump texts during the 2016 presidential campaign,” Fox News noted.

The missing texts, which have been sought by congressional committees investigating alleged Obama administration bias and improper spying on the 2016 campaign of President Donald J. Trump, are also causing problems for a parallel investigation being conducted by the DoJ Office of Inspector General, the network reported.

That’s because lawmakers had previously been told by the IG’s office that it had all the messages between Strzok and Page between Nov. 30, 2016, and July 28, 2017.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of Homeland Security Committee, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have sent a letter to DoJ IG Michael Horowitz asking about the discrepancy.

The five-month gap covers a critical period and could be key to congressional investigators.

“The five-month stretch of missing messages covers a period of time that includes President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the firings of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey and the standing-up of former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 election,” Fox News reported.

“The timeline of the ‘missing’ text messages is highly suspicious. They begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel,” The Gateway Pundit noted.

“Imagine what the ‘missing’ text messages say about the Trump transition period, Russia dossier, “secret society” and moments leading up to Mueller’s appointment.”


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‘Jaw-dropping’ text from STRZOK: ‘No there there’ re: Trump-Russia COLLUSION

(National SentinelWitch Hunt: Disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Stzrok sent a text message to his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page last year expressing reservations about joining special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Though he did eventually join Mueller’s team — only to be dismissed after discovery of anti-Trump texts he and Page exchanged — it appears as though Strzok did not believe the allegations to be true.

That, says Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is “jaw-dropping.”

In an interview with a local talk radio host, Johnson read the text aloud: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there.”

Johnson said that text referred directly to Mueller’s investigation, which had begun two days earlier. Prior to that, Strzok was a top investigator on the Clinton email inquiry, which went nowhere.

“I think that’s kind of jaw-dropping,” said Johnson.

“In other words, Peter Strzok, who was the FBI deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division, the man who had a plan to do something because he just couldn’t abide Donald Trump being president, is saying that his gut sense is that there’s no big there there when it comes to the Mueller special counsel investigation,” he said.

President Donald J. Trump has always viewed the investigation as a distraction and a “witch hunt.” He has regularly claimed the same thing as Strzok — that there is no evidence of collusion because none took place.

Last week Republicans began pushing for the House Intelligence Committee and the White House to release a memo allegedly detailing systematic abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISC, by the Obama administration.

Republicans believe that various operatives within the Department of Justice and FBI used the unverified “Trump dossier” to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign.

Some Republicans, including Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, believe the so-called FISA memo drafted by the Intelligence Committee will prove that Mueller’s investigation is a “sham.”

“I believe that once the American people have the opportunity to evaluate the allegations and claims in this memo, it will become evident the activities of the last administration, the crimes I believe were committed, and the total sham that this Mueller investigation is, built on a false premise and rotten to the core,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

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There IS a DEEP STATE! Text messages reveal SECRET SOCIETY within Justice, FBI, working AGAINST TRUMP (Video)

(National SentinelBombshell: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged some 50,000 text messages, but added that figure does not include five months’ worth of ‘missing’ texts the bureau said were lost in a database glitch.

“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source,” Sessions said in a statement provided to Fox News. “If we are successful, we will update the congressional committees immediately.”

The missing messages cover a crucial window, as the gap occurs between the presidential transition and the launch of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — where both officials previously were assigned.

After reviewing all of those messages, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News he believes there is a “secret society” within the Justice Department and the FBI that worked feverishly to undermine Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and presidency.

“What we learned today in the thousands of text messages that we’ve reviewed that perhaps they may not have done that (checked their bias at the door),” he said.

“There’s certainly a factual basis to question whether or not they acted on that bias. We know about this insurance policy that was referenced in trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president,” he continued.

“We learned today from information that in the immediate aftermath of his election that there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok to be working against him,” the Texas lawmaker said, in a bombshell.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., also reviewed the texts with Radcliffe. Watch:

Regarding the missing texts, which Gowdy and Radcliffe found incredulous, Sessions noted further: “I have spoken to the Inspector General and a review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way. If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken.”

“We need to get to the bottom of it and find out what exactly happened,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News.

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The END? Missing FBI texts may form basis for MOTION TO DISMISS Mueller special counsel ‘witch hunt’ against Team Trump

(National SentinelShut it Down: Legal experts believe that the FBI’s loss of text messages pertaining to disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok could form the basis of a motion to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller.

Over the weekend the Department of Justice turned over a new batch of text messages to Congress involving Strzok, but that for ‘technical reasons’ could not retrieve about five months’ worth of communications.

The messages “are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve discussion of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server,” the AP reported. “They reference Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in that case and a draft statement that former FBI Director James Comey had prepared in anticipation of closing out the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.”

However, that missing batch of messages may be something President Donald J. Trump’s lawyers can use to form the basis of a motion to dismiss Mueller, according to Rachel Stockman and Ronn Blitzer, writing at Law and Crime.

“Strzok has already been outed as anti-Trump, leading to his dismissal from the probe, and his past communications with [FBI lawyer and mistress Lisa] Page showed a potential Justice Department bias towards Hillary Clinton,” they wrote.

“The fact that now nearly half a year’s worth of text messages between Strzok and Page during the time leading up to Robert Mueller‘s appointment as Special Counsel weren’t preserved by the Justice Department will surely fuel motions from Team Trump’s lawyers against the investigation,” they said.

“Months of text messages don’t just accidentally disappear,” the pair wrote, adding:

One past conversation between Strzok and Page indicated that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew there would be no charges filed against Clinton well before that investigation ended. Given the significant evidence of impropriety in the Clinton case, a foregone conclusion of innocence before the FBI wrapped up their investigation looks shady at best. Trump’s lawyers will surely argue that after those messages came to light, the DOJ intentionally “lost” those five months’ worth of other messages.

They also speculated that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who his fighting his indictment by the FBI, will “jump all over this.”

“Throw in this evidence that the investigation may have been tainted before Mueller even took over, and that the DOJ could be covering up damaging information, and a motion to dismiss alleging prosecutorial misconduct is a near certainty,” Stockman and Blitzer said.

Lawyers who spoke to the reporters disagreed that it was a slam dunk for the defense. They said there would have to be clear evidence of bias and malfeasance on the part of the FBI for a judge to chose the “nuclear option” of dismissing the entire case.

Still, if such evidence were to be found, legal experts say a judge might have little choice but to dismiss, as happened recently in the government’s case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

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OUTRAGE: GOP lawmakers DEMAND second special counsel after FBI ‘loses’ Peter Strzok texts

(National SentinelObamagate: Republican lawmakers are demanding that the Department of Justice appoint a second special counsel to look into how the FBI could have lost a group of texts involving disgraced counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok.

Over the weekend, The Associated Press reported that the Justice Department turned over to Congress an additional batch of text messages involving Stzrok, but that for ‘technical reasons’ could not retrieve about five months’ worth of communications.

The AP noted further:

New text messages highlighted in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve discussion of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. They reference Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in that case and a draft statement that former FBI Director James Comey had prepared in anticipation of closing out the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.

Following revelations about that so-called glitch, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, renewed his earlier call for a second special counsel to begin probing what he and other Republicans say is a mounting scandal.

“First the IRS destroyed emails pivotal to our investigation of their political targeting. Now the FBI ‘failed to preserve’ texts between Peter Strzok & Lisa Page following the ’16 election. The time for a second special counsel is now,” he tweeted.

In addition, House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., echoed Jordan’s call.

“Unreal. We’ve been asking for the remaining text messages between anti-Trump FBI agents (and former Mueller team members), Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The FBI now says the texts are ‘missing.’ If it wasn’t already clear we need a second special counsel, it’s abundantly clear now,” he tweeted.

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CAUGHT: Obama’s DoJ, FBI synchronized anti-Trump classified leaks to Alt-Left media (Video)

(National SentinelViolation: Operatives within the Department of Justice and FBI during the Obama administration worked together to time leaks of classified materials to friendly media outlets to achieve maximum impact in attempts to undermine President Donald J. Trump.

Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell appeared Tuesday evening on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to discuss text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extra-marital affair.

“This is a case of them [Strzok and Page] I think trying to get out ahead of the problem because obviously Strzok is already, Strzok and his girlfriend are already in bad shape,” Farrell said.

“But the text messages today show that they were synchronizing, they were first of all leaking, but then they were synchronizing their story to both The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others, and that is a level of investigative misconduct and abuse of process that is off the charts.”

On Thursday, Fox News‘ Sean Hannity followed up with information he said made it clear that the country is facing an unprecedented criminalization of its justice system, which amounted to one of the biggest abuses of power in the history of the country.

“The powerful tools of intelligence have now been politicized and used to influence a Presidential election,” he said.

“Now make no mistake about this, this scandal will reach the highest levels of the Obama intelligence community, the DOJ, the FBI, and what we’re reporting on is only the beginning tonight,” he added.

Here is the Dobbs-Farrell exchange:

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EXPOSED: Newly revealed texts from FBI agent Strzok, lawyer Page, show MORE anti-Trump bias; Congress probes pair for possible news LEAKS

(National SentinelUnprofessional: Newly revealed text messages sent by FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok show even more bias against President Donald J. Trump than previously reported.

As noted by The Hill‘s John Solomon, Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the two shared a National Public Radio article on the opening of Trump’s new hotel in Washington and could “barely contain their disdain,” the report noted.

“That’s one place I hope I never stay in,” Page wrote.

Strzok replied. “Agreed. I hope it fails horribly.”

After one of the presidential debates, Strzok also had an observation about then-Fox anchor and current NBC anchor Megyn Kelly. “Vaguely satisfying to see Megyn Kelly (who had Botox and looks HORRIBLE) utterly going after Trump,” he texted, as Solomon reported.

In addition, the new texts and other information that has been turned over to Congress has sparked an additional probe into whether Strzok and Page illegally leaked classified information to several media outlets.

GOP-led committees in the House and Senate are poring over messages that appear to indicate Strzok and Page had advance knowledge of a Wall Street Journal report close to election day and plotted how they would feign stumbling upon it so they could share it with colleagues.

“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.

“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”

The messages, reviewed by The Hill, also reveal how the two allegedly plotted how to make it appear as though they innocently stumbled upon the article, such as in a Google News alert.

“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, noting further he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”

Strzok had a key role early on in the Russia meddling probe and was a part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team until last summer, when initial anti-Trump texts between him and Page were discovered.

But now Congress wants to know whether the pair is responsible for a series of damaging leaks against Trump and his administration.

“The Hill reviewed nearly three dozen texts in which the two agents discussed articles, tried to track down information about a specific New York Times reporter or opined about leaked information in stories that they fretted were ‘super specific,'” the news site noted.

Republican investigators say the messages suggest that the pair had media contacts but they don’t necessarily prove they leaked information.

Also, Solomon reported:

Separately, the House Intelligence Committee says it has obtained information that Mueller’s current deputy in the Russia probe, respected Justice Department financial fraud prosecutor Andrew Weissman, had contact with the news media last April, shortly before Mueller was named special prosecutor, according to a letter the committee has sent the department.

In a deal with current FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Justice officials have promised to provide the Intelligence Committee with information on the Weismann contacts later this week.

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DEAL with DoJ gives House Intel Chair Nunes access to ALL documents, witnesses, in Russia witch-hunt collusion probe

(National SentinelWinning: A deal between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and the Trump Justice Department struck on Thursday will give investigators access to “all remaining investigative documents” in an unredacted form that the panel has been seeking as part of its Russia probe.

The deal was revealed in a letter between Nunes and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that was obtained by Fox News.

The letter was sent by Nunes to Rosenstein and it summarizes an “agreement” that had been reached during a phone call Wednesday evening. The letter also notes that key FBI and Justice Department witnesses will now be provided to the Intelligence Committee later in January.

“It is my hope that this agreement will provide the Committee with all outstanding documents and witnesses necessary to complete its investigations,” Nunes wrote.

Fox News reported further:

The agreement comes after the DOJ and FBI faced a Wednesday deadline to comply, under the threat of new subpoenas and even contempt citations. Under deadline pressure, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Rosenstein met Wednesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to discuss the demands from the intelligence committee.

Nunes’ letter outlines the terms of the deal reached, as he continues looking for information that helps prove or disprove whether the controversial anti-Trump “dossier” was used as justification to open the Russia probe and conduct surveillance on Trump campaign officials.

After more than a year-and-a-half, no one in the media, in government or in Congress has been able to verify the dossier’s most explosive and salacious claims about President Donald J. Trump and his campaign team.

Republicans on the committee have also expressed concerns that the dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

In his letter, the Intelligence Committee chairman said that the panel is “extremely concerned by indications that top U.S. Government officials who were investigating a presidential campaign relied on unverified information that was funded by the opposing political campaign and was based on Russian sources.”

Initially, Nunes issued subpoenas for all related records on Aug. 24, and they remain in effect.

However, the committee has been stonewalled by the Justice Department and FBI for months.

According to the agreement between Nunes and Rosenstein, the House panel will also get access to eight key witnesses, Fox News reported, “including FBI agent Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump text messages during an affair and previously worked on the special counsel’s Russia probe; FBI general counsel James Baker, who was reassigned; FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, whom ex-FBI boss James Comey testified made the decision not to brief Congress about the Russia case during last year’s election; and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official reassigned after concealing meetings with figures involved in the dossier.”

All witnesses are tied directly to allegations of political bias against the president.

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WTH? AG Sessions DEFENDS Trump plotter Peter Strzok; claims anti-prez texts may have ‘innocent explanation’ (Video)

(National SentinelExcuses: Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Friday refused to answer whether there is a need yet for a second special counsel to investigate members of the FBI and Justice Department over their anti-Trump bias.

Sessions said that although he’s concerned about recent allegations of bias among officials tied to the Hillary Clinton exoneration last year for her mishandling of classified information and the probes of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, “sometimes things that might appear to be bad in the press have more innocent explanations, so fairness and justice should also be provided to our personnel.”

As noted by Zero Hedge, last week the attorney general responded to increasing pressure for a special counsel, saying, “I’ve put a senior attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me, if things are being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met.”

But in November, Sessions also pushed back against calls among many in Congress for another special counsel who would be tasked with investigating the origins of the salacious but unverified “Trump dossier” that was paid for, in part, by the Hillary Clinton campaign to launch the Russia investigation.

The dossier, some Republicans also believe, was used by the FBI to justify a FISA court warrant to spy on members of Trump’s campaign.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has stated he believes there is proof of the FBI using the dossier for that very purpose:

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, now a Fox News contributor, called on Sessions to resign on Saturday.

“It pains me to say this a little bit [but] I don’t think the attorney general is up to the job he’s doing,” Chaffetz said.

Rep Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Gaetz, R-Fla, joined Sean Hannity last Wednesday to also call for Sessions to step aside if he is unable to see evidence they believe is clear that elements within the FBI and Department of Justice conspired to help Clinton and harm President Donald J. Trump.

“Maybe we need to have a Special Prosecutor to investigate the investigators,” Meadows said.

And we’re here to tell you tonight, not only do we have task force that is being set up under Chairman Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte that includes Jim Jordan, myself, John Radcliffe, Jim Buck, we’re working with Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis to get to the bottom of it,” he continued.

“But the American people have had enough… The time is now for Jeff Sessions to do his job. And if he doesn’t do his job he needs to step aside and let somebody else do it.”