Kirsters Baish| The liberal media has been denying all allegations for more than a year now that the Obama White House had surveilled the Trump presidential campaign back in 2016. We are now lead to believe that the Obama administration had, in fact, spied on the Trump campaign after a recently leaked admission of one “informant.” This individual had been “querying marginal Trump campaign associates for information about supposed connections to Russia on behalf of former President Barack Obama’s FBI,” according to the Conservative Tribune.
This informant’s admission, along with the plethora of text messages that were exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress/former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, have left us believing that the Obama White House was definitely involved in a counterintelligence probe into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Andrew McCarthy, of the National Review, recently posted what he took from the text conversations between Page and Strzok. The main thing that he took away from the messages was that the DOJ had redacted the most important parts of the messages prior to releasing them. More specifically, the messages were missing names of highly ranking officials who were a part of the investigation, but were not a part of the FBI.
Conservative Tribune writes of the messages:
There was one text in particular from Strzok that McCarthy highlighted that former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer felt should have garnered even more attention than it did, a message that appeared to indicate the involvement of the Obama White House in running the entire operation.
Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying “The White House is running this”, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation. https://t.co/UOaNDZNQL7
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 20, 2018
Fleischer’s Sunday tweet read, “Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying ‘The White House is running this’, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation.”
The message that Strzok had sent to his mistress was about a very high-level meeting. He wrote that “agency people” were attending the meeting. This means CIA officials. The meeting took place on August 5, 2016, which was after he came back from a trip to London. During his trip, he is said to have interviewed said FBI informant, but these details have since been redacted.
The message Strzok sent to Page read, “And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than (REDACTED) quote: ‘the White House is running this.’ My answer, ‘well, maybe for you they are.’ And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill (Priestap) there, I’ve got no control.”
During this time, Bill Priestap was the Assistant Director of Counterintelligence… making him Peter Strzok’s immediate superior.
Page answered Strzok, “Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.”
After reading these messages, we are left wondering who the redacted official is who said that the “White House is running this” in reference to the investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign. There’s another underlying question here. What do the emails that Page references contain “that say otherwise?”
McCarthy is demanding names and information that are being withheld via the redactions.
It’s interesting to note the difference in the way the Hillary Clinton email server scandal was handled verse the probe into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the election.