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Lisa Page: Yeah, Obama's DOJ Killed the Prosecution of Hillary Clinton

Lisa Page: Yeah, Obama's DOJ Killed the Prosecution of Hillary Clinton

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page told congressional investigators previous year that Peter Strzok - a senior FBI agent in the probes into the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns - joined special counsel Robert Mueller's team because if it resulted in impeachment it could be good for his career.

Former FBI official Peter Strzok told Congress in 2018 that he deleted "personal" communications he had with his mistress, former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

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.

Read the full report at the Epoch Times.

Page and Strzok had been engaged in an affair during the time the Mueller probe was launched.

Facts first: Trump's claims about the Justice Department and Clinton email investigation are not supported by Page's recent testimony or the conclusions reached by independent investigators. He was removed from a senior role with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election over the substance of the texts, though he said no one ever asked him about the intent behind his messages while he was being reassigned.

"No he won't. We'll stop it", Strzok replied.

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The messages showed that Strzok and Page exchanged disparaging remarks about President Donald Trump.

In a statement Thursday, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman said his client welcomed the release of the transcript.

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.

"She was not considered a target by the Justice Department", Mr. Strzok told the House Judiciary Committee, saying that while investigators saw her as a "critical player", she was "not by any means the only person that we had an investigative interest in".

The Justice Department's internal watchdog conducted an exhaustive review of the FBI's investigation of Clinton's handling of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Page makes clear in her testimony that Justice Department officials "did not feel they could sustain a charge" against Clinton, but that "nobody had a closed mind".

He said he didn't recall specifically writing it, but says he now thinks the "we" he was talking about was the country at large.