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‘Wow, a conspiracy caught?’ New Strzok-Page text fires up Trump

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President Donald Trump again slammed the Russia probe which “should never have been allowed,” citing a new report about former FBI official Lisa Page.

The president tweeted his reaction to a report by Chief Intelligence correspondent for Fox News Channel, Catherine Herridge, which detailed testimony in a closed-door meeting with Congress last week.

At the time that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel, the FBI had still not found any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Page testified according to Fox News.

“Therefore, the case should never have been allowed to be brought. It is a totally illegal Witch Hunt!” Trump tweeted Monday.

Page has been behind the other half of the infamous anti-Trump text messages that she exchanged with lover and former FBI agent, Peter Strzok.

As part of an investigation by Congress into how the Justice Department handled the Russia and Clinton email probes, Page was interviewed before House committees in July. In transcripts, it was revealed that Page admitted  “even as far as May 2017,” – which was when James Comey was fired as FBI director and Mueller was appointed – federal investigators were not sure there was any evidence of collusion.

Page’s testimony triggered a renewed examination of text messages between her and Strzok debating whether to open a “case” in a “formal chargeable way” following Trump’s firing of Comey, according to Fox News.

“Wow, a conspiracy caught?” the president asked in another tweet, referring to those texts.

While the Mueller investigation has produced indictments and plea deals, including a recent deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, these have had no connection to any Russian collusion.

With no solid evidence of collusion, the question remains as to why a special counsel was ever needed.

Frieda Powers


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