Top GOP Senators Want to Know if Obama Deep State Spied on Trump Transition Team – Request Briefing on AG Barr’s “Spying” Probe
Attorney General William Barr
Republican Senators Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) on Thursday sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr requesting a briefing on the Justice Department’s “spying” investigation.
Johnson and Grassley, the chairman of the Homeland Security and very powerful Finance committees, respectively, want to know if Obama’s Deep State crooks spied on Trump’s transition team (they did).
“We share your concerns about these activities, and are troubled by the apparent unauthorized disclosures of surveillance efforts and other classified information during the same time period,” the Republican Senators wrote in their letter.
The letter is in response to Attorney General Bill Barr’s statement in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he told lawmakers that “spying did occur.”
“I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,” Barr recently said during a Senate hearing, causing the Democrats and their media sycophants to fly into a rage.
Grassley and Johnson are also seeking answers on the steps that will be taken to investigate and get answers from the crooked FBI officials who have left the bureau and how they will probe the FBI’s “unauthorized contacts” with reporters.
The Republican Senators also highlighted text messages sent between FBI counterintel chief Peter Strzok and his paramour FBI lawyer Lisa Page and their potential attempts to conduct surveillance on President-elect Trump’s transition team.
This is huge.
“In text messages exchanged between former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Attorney Lisa Page, the two discussed the possibility of developing “potential relationships” at a November 2016 FBI briefing for presidential transition team staff,” Grassley and Johnson wrote.
The letter specifically provided Strzok-Page texts describing how they would send a “CI guy” to asses an unnamed person’s demeanor.
Specifically, it appears they discussed sending “the CI guy” to assess an unnamed person(s) “demeanor” but were concerned because it might be unusual for him to attend. A few weeks after the presidential election, Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page discussed the logistics for the briefing.
Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page said the following:
Strzok: Talking with Bill3
. Do we want Joe4 to go with Evanina5 instead of Charlie6 for a variety of reasons?
Page: Hmm. Not sure. Would it be unusual to have [sic] show up again? Maybe another agent from the team?
Strzok: Or, he’s “the CI guy.” Same.might [sic] make sense. He can assess if thete [sic] are any news [sic] Qs, or different demeanor. If Katie’s husband is there, he can see if there are people we can develop for potential relationships
Page: Should I ask Andy7 about it? Or Bill8 want to reach out for andy9?
Strzok: I told him I’m sure we could ask you to make the swap if we thought it was smart. It’s not until Mon so Bill can always discuss with him tomorrow. 10
Grassley and Johnson also want to know how many counter-intelligence briefings were provided to Trump and Pence transition prior to Inauguration Day.
The Republican Senators gave Bill Barr until May 9th, 2019 to provide the unclassified documents requested.
Screenshot of letter to AG Barr: