Newly revealed text messages show that former President Obama may have been personally involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. This raises a lot of questions on whether he worked behind the scenes to kill the investigation to hide his own involvement. It was revealed last year that Obama used a pseudonymous email account to communicate with Hillary Clinton via her private server. What was said in those emails could have been damaging enough that Obama wanted to kill the inquiry to avoid facing any personal wrongdoing.
The National Review recently posed this question about Obama’s email account:
“Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account.
“These emails must have involved some classified information, given the nature of consultations between presidents and secretaries of state, the broad outlines of Obama’s own executive order defining classified intelligence (see EO 13526, section 1.4), and the fact that the Obama administration adamantly refused to disclose the Clinton–Obama emails. If classified information was mishandled, it was necessarily mishandled on both ends of these email exchanges.
“If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or, if you prefer, grossly negligent) mishandling of intelligence. More significantly, for Clinton’s defense, they would show that Obama was complicit in Clinton’s conduct yet faced no criminal charges.
“That is why such an indictment of Hillary Clinton was never going to happen.”
And today’s earth-shattering news is a text message that reveals disgraced former FBI Director James Comey needed information about the email investigation to update President Obama:
“Newly revealed text messages between FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted ‘to know everything we’re doing.’
“The message, from Page to Strzok, was among thousands of texts between the lovers reviewed by Fox News. The pair both worked at one point for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey because ‘potus wants to know everything we’re doing.’ According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.”
And Congress has taken note of the perceived impropriety. Rep. Loui Gohmert appeared on Fox News this morning to sound the alarms:
“Gohmert said this needs to be investigated to determine what Obama knew and when he knew it.
“‘It is extraordinary. Clearly the FBI [and Justice Department] covered for Hillary Clinton,’ he said.”
It is particularly troubling that Obama wanted an update because he previously went on record saying he never asked for said updates:
— Tennessean (@Mountainaires) February 4, 2018
“I can guarantee … I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated,” Obama said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it. I guarantee it.”
“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 cas –.period,” he added. “Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”
This text message may be the opening needed to further look into the Hillary Clinton email investigation. On the surface, it looks like there could have been something shady going on behind the scenes. And that’s not my opinion, the FBI Inspector General is about to drop a damning report on the entire thing. When it comes out, it has the potential to be a scorcher:
“Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.
“With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.“