The Yellow Journalism media has denied, denied, and denied some more at allegations that elements within the Obama administration had spied upon the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Their denials were obliterated with the leaked admission of an Cambridge professor within the Trump campaign who was questioning associates for information about supposed connections to Russia on behalf of former President Barack Obama’s FBI.
That admission, combined with text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that had previously been released, have clearly shown that Obama’s FBI wasspying on the Trump campaign, with directives from the highest levels of power.
National Review’s Andrew McCarthy recently shared what he learned after close examination of the many texts between Strzok and Page, focusing on the time the investigation into Trump’s campaign was initially opened.
McCarthy’s conclusion was that the Department of Justice had redacted the revealing parts of those texts, specifically the names of high-ranking officials outside of the FBI who were involved in the investigation, among other bits of information that will be damning for the Obama administration if Jeff Sessions ever actually does his job.
There was one text in particular from Strzok that McCarthy highlighted, a message that appeared to indicate the Obama White House was 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’, Fleischer said in tweet.
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
That message from Strzok to Page was in regard to a high-level meeting — which included “agency people,” as in CIA officials — held Aug. 5, 2016 following his return from a trip to London where he presumably interviewed the FBI’s informant, though those particular details were conveniently redacted.
The message from Strzok 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.”
Bill Priestap was the assistant director of counterintelligence, and Strzok’s immediate superior in the FBI hierarchy.
“Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.”
Two immediate questions arise from that exchange — who was the redacted official who stated the “White House is running this” in regard to the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, and what exactly is contained in the emails referenced by Page “that say otherwise”?
It’s quite clear that there is more than we’re being told. The only question that remains, is why are Obama administration officials being arrested, subpoenaed, interrogated, or anything?
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 22nd, 2018