Newly released texts from FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are fueling more conspiracy theories among conservatives.

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FBI texts claim Obama wanted to know about Clinton email investigation [Updated]

A new batch of text messages were released.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Feb 7, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 1:48 am CDT

Newly revealed text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page appear to show that President Barack Obama wanted to “know everything” they were doing in regards to the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s private email server.

Some messages between the two agents went missing due to a glitch that affected one in 10 FBI phones. The missing messages sparked a #FindTheTexts hashtag among conservatives. The Department of Justice’s inspector general found the missing messages late last month.

Fox News reviewed the messages between Strzok and Page, who have become the center of a conservative-conspiracy theory regarding the FBI’s supposed animosity toward now-President Donald Trump.

Strzok and Page, who were romantically intertwined, had sent disparaging texts about Trump in previously released text messages.

On Sept. 2, 2016, the two exchanged text messages where Page wrote to Strzok that “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”

The Associated Press also reviewed messages between the two agents.

Strzok and Page defended then-FBI Director James Comey‘s handling of the Clinton investigation, specifically after the director testified in front of Congress in July 2016.

“God he is SO good,” Strzok said. “I know,” Page responded. “Brilliant public speaker. And brilliant distillation of fact.”

The messages also appear to show that the FBI knew about emails relevant to the Clinton investigation found on Anthony Weiner‘s laptop before revealing the discovery to Congress.

On Sept. 28, 2016, Strzok told Page “hundreds of thousands of emails” had been turned over to the FBI by Weiner’s attorney, including material believed to be from his wife, Huma Abedin, a Clinton aide.

“This will never end,” Strzok wrote.

On Wednesday, Trump weighed in on the texts, calling them “bombshells.”

The message regarding Obama has already set off some conservative members of Twitter, who believe that a conspiracy “goes to the top.”

You can read more about the released texts here and here.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include Trump’s comment.


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*First Published: Feb 7, 2018, 8:31 am CST