A new Senate Republican report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation renews questions about whether bias in the Obama administration's handling of the case influenced the outcome, including whether President Barack Obama monitored the probe, an unverified assertion that President Donald Trump called a "bombshell". Strzok and Page, who worked for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, have been in the spotlight ever since a slew of anti-Trump messages between them surfaced a year ago.
Almost two months before former FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email use as secretary of state, two FBI officials discussed drafting talking points for President Barack Obama because he "wants to know everything we're doing".
The couple also wrote about creating talking points for then-Director Comey because President Obama "wants to know everything we're doing".
Fox News' report this morningnoted, "According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation". "The Department of Justice is allowed to brief and coordinate with the White House on national security matters, including terrorism and espionage".
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is nearing the conclusion of the investigation, which includes scrutiny of the actions of senior officials, such as former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
President Donald Trump has met with a top Justice Department official to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russian Federation investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections from the same agency over releasing a Republican account.