It’s long been suspected that the Obama administration was involved in the Trump- Russia collusion narrative. New text messages that have reportedly surfaced may prove that to be true – at least in the early stages of the investigation. Perhaps the Obama administration staff were the first to introduce the narrative?
According to National Review, of all the questions that have been asked about what we’ve called the “Origination Story” of the Trump-Russia investigation, that may be the most important one. It may be the one that tells us when the Obama administration first formed the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative.
As Reported By The Washington Post:
Deep within the report released Thursday from the inspector general for the Justice Department is the answer to a question that’s been floating around for six months: Why did Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, two officials with the FBI, engage in a months-long conversation disparaging 2016 presidential candidates and discussing FBI cases from their work cellphones?
Page explained to investigators that the reason was a personal one: “[T]he predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses.”
Since Strzok and Page wanted to keep their relationship private on a personal level, their interactions became a central part of the national conversation. For months, texts between the two have trickled out, raising questions — to various degrees of seriousness — about Strzok’s work in particular, given his involvement in both the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server before the election and the investigation into Russian interference during and after it. The investigation devotes a great deal of attention to the texts between Strzok and Page, given that those messages at times hint at bias against President Trump, which might suggest political bias on the part of Strzok and, therefore, the FBI.