Former NYPD Commissioner Calls for Obstruction Investigation into Clinton Email Probe


The agents were dismissed from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigative team in 2017 after it was discovered they had exchanged anti-Trump texts.

Other parts of Page's testimony touch on her controversial text message conversations with her lover, Peter Strzok, about an "insurance policy" to use against Trump if he won the 2016 election.

Strzok insisted that he did not have an "insurance policy" to keep Trump from getting elected and noted how neither he nor anyone else at the FBI leaked details of the Trump campaign investigation even though such a disclosure would have been harmful to his election efforts.

Page and Strzok had been engaged in an affair during the time the Mueller probe was launched. Both interviews took place last summer.

Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok speaks during a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 12, 2018.

President Trump called out Justice Department over its possible mishandling of the email investigation in a tweet Wednesday.

President Trump has taken notice of the discrepancy.

Hundreds of pages of transcript were finally made public on Tuesday, which revealed the former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer claimed the Department of Justice pressured the Federal Bureau of Investigation to not to recommend gross negligence charges against Clinton over her alleged mishandling of classified information. Collins said on the House floor Thursday that he meant to release additional transcripts from that GOP-led probe in the weeks ahead, in the name of transparency.

Asked in general terms whether he had "ever been part of the FBI's efforts to infiltrate a US political campaign" or "been part of an effort to put a spy in a USA political campaign", Strzok said no.

"Included in the transcripts provided to us is information suggesting Brennan was aware of the so-called Steele dossier in early August 2016, and that he included information regarding the dossier in a briefing given to then-Sen". He said under oath the FBI investigative team unanimously believed Clinton shouldn't be prosecuted.

In her testimony, Page also explained that she considered the possibility of the Trump campaign colluding with Russian Federation to be a much bigger deal than Clinton's mishandling of top-secret government information while she was secretary of state. McCabe has said he could not recall such a meeting taking place.