According to FBI documents uncovered by investigative journalist John Solomon, the bureau may have broken their own rules while investigating allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. Further, the documents indicate that the Obama White House attempted to “take over the investigation” from the FBI. (RELATED: Trump Says Obama ‘Colluded Or Obstructed’ Russia Investigation).
Solomon first made the bombshell revelation to Sean Hannity Thursday night. As he explained, the documents show that the FBI began investigating the Trump campaign long before they had a formal predicate to do so:
“The efforts to begin targeting and reaching out to Trump campaign officials to gain intelligence on Russia that would ultimately justify the investigation began weeks and maybe months before the FBI had a formal predicate. And that’s very important the rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation. The investigation is July 31, 2016.”
Indeed, in a column published Friday on The Hill, Solomon writes that “foreign figures” – “some from trusted intelligence sources, others from Hillary Clinton supporters” – began contacting the FBI “with hearsay allegations of Trump-Russia collusion” as early as spring 2016, “well before FBI headquarters authorized an official counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016.”
Even more shocking, however, is Solomon’s revelation that FBI agents worried the Obama White House would take the reigns of the investigation. Notably, shamed FBI agent Peter Strzok and his then-mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, discussed the possibility in text messages:
Over several days, they exchanged texts that appear to express fears of political meddling or leaking by the Obama White House, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the CIA.
“This is MUCH more tasty for one of those DOJ aholes to leak,” Strzok wrote as the two FBI colleagues — then having an affair, the bureau later told Congress — debated how long they could delay a CIA-FBI meeting so as to “not play into the agency’s BS game.”
They voiced alarm when an FBI colleague — “Liz” — suggested the Obama White House was about to hijack the investigation. “Went well, best we could have expected,” Strzok texted Page after an Aug. 5, 2016, meeting. “Other than Liz quote ‘the White House is running this.’ ”
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