The Inspector General report was released on Monday and boy was it a zinger. We should all remember that it’s the Durham investigation that is looking into criminal part of the investigation and that the Inspector General report looks into if people behaved properly or improperly and then recommends a change.
From the beginning of the Russian Hoax many have wondered just how much did at the time President Barack Obama know? It made many even more curious after these text messages were released from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
9:41 a.m., Strzok to Lisa Page: “Checkout my 9:30 mtg on the 7th”
9:42 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “I can tell you why you’re having that meeting.”
9:42 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “It’s not what you think.”
9:49 a.m., Strzok to Lisa Page: “TPs [Talking Points] for D [Director]?”
9:50 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “Yes be POTUS wants to know everything we are doing.”
On page 77 of the report it shows that by late July 2016, Obama had been briefed by “another US Government agency,” (some think the CIA).
McCabe’s notes from a morning meeting with Corney and others in late July 2016 reflect that McCabe learned from Corney during the meeting that another U.S. government agency had briefed President Obama on intelligence that agency had suggesting that a RIS was engaged in covert actions to influence the U.S. presidential election in favor of Trump. McCabe told us he did not attend this White House briefing; however, based on his notes, he said he did not believe the FFG information would have been discussed during this meeting, and our review of his notes did not indicate otherwise. According to McCabe’s notes of what he had been told by Corney, President Obama stated that the FBI should think about doing
“defensive briefs.” The notes do not provide any further details about what Obama said regarding defensive briefings, and McCabe told us he did not recall that any further details were provided to him. However, McCabe said he surmised from his notes that the briefings under discussion were to be given to the Trump campaign. As more fully described in Chapter Ten, the FBI participated in ODNI strategic intelligence briefings that were provided to members of both the Trump campaign and the Clinton campaign, including the candidates, in August and September 2016. However, those were not defensive briefings and did not address the allegations contained in the FFG information.
Also on page 177, Obama made a specific request which ultimately led to the Steele dossier being disseminated to the intelligence community.
The Intel Section Chief said that McCabe understood President Obama’s request for the ICA to require the participating agencies to share all information relevant to Russia and the 2016 elections, and the Steele election reporting qualified at a minimum due to concerns over possible Russian attempts to blackmail Trump.
There you have it! Obama was neck-deep in pushing the fake dossier and pushing the investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign.