Trump extols 'bombshell' Federal Bureau of Investigation texts on Hillary e-mail probe

Nunes also lashed out at Democrats for criticizing a memo compiled by his office alleging the Justice Department and the FBI abused a government surveillance program against a Trump campaign adviser

Associates of Strzok and Page, who were having an affair at the time, reportedly said the two were talking about Obama wanting information on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

President Trump may not testify in the Russian Federation investigation according to sources close to his attorneys.

The texts make clear that FBI leadership knew weeks before Comey alerted Congress that a trove of emails relevant to the Hillary Clinton investigation had been found on a laptop belonging to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

Former President Obama once insisted that there was "a strict line" that prevented him from getting involved in pending investigations, but did he sometimes cross that line?

I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.

Horowitz met Tuesday with House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, the panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia and top Democrat Jerry Nadler of NY.

Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., successfully pushed for the release of a memo alleging the department misled a court to be able to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser, and this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee added more detail to those claims.

In a text sent on September 2, 2016, Page tells Strozok that "potus wants to know everything we're doing".

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"It raises questions as to why these text messages disappeared for so long".

In previously released text messages, Strzok and Page referred to Trump as an "idiot" and a "loathsome human". "Less than worthless", Strzok replied.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the "potus wants to know everything" text Wednesday during the daily press briefing.

He was also flummoxed earlier in the investigation by what he said was the "worst news" - that a computer specialist had used wiping software to delete email messages, making it, he said, potentially "much harder" to recover what they needed.

Naturally, there was a lot of coverage of this particular text today on Fox. And we, again, hope that they look at them thoroughly and investigate this process more fully. Johnson's report showed Strzok referring to Virginia residents who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's wife in a state Senate election as "ignorant hillbillys".

Republicans have pointed to the text messages as evidence of bias among federal law enforcement officials.

Johnson's report argues in its footnotes that the text could well be about the Clinton probe because Justice Department official Stephen E. Boyd had told the committee that the DOJ would redact personal text messages and text messages relating to other investigations.

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