FBI agent Lisa Page told her fellow agent that President Obama "wants to know everything we're doing" related to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, according to a newly released text.
"Potus wants to know everything we're doing," Page texted Peter Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016. That text was in reference to then-FBI Director James Comey, who had been preparing talking points for Obama regarding the probe into the former secretary of state.
The messages are part of a report published Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee titled "The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation of it." Strzok and Page later worked together on Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of the Russian government's relationship with President Trump's campaign.
Other newly released messages show Strzok on Nov. 4, 2015, called Virginians who voted for then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's wife in a state Senate race "ignorant hillbillys."
Jill McCabe lost the race and Strzok told his colleague, whom he was engaged in an extramarital affair, that it was because Loudon County, Va., had not gentrified enough yet.
"Disappointing, but look at the district map. Loudon is being gentrified, but it's still largely ignorant hillbillys. Good for her for running, but curious if she's energized or never again," Strzok wrote.
Other conversations between the two indicate the FBI knew about the hundreds of thousands of emails on Anthony Weiner's computer a month before Comey told Congress on Oct. 28, 2016, that he was reopening its probe of Clinton "due to recent developments."
"Got called up to Andy's [McCabe] earlier.. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner's atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]. Sending team up tomorrow to review... this will never end," Strzok wrote Page on Sept. 28, 2016.
The two also lambasted Trump on multiple occasions, including on Election Day when Page wrote, "OMG THIS IS F***KING TERRIFYING." Strzok responded, "Omg, I am so depressed."
"I bought all the president's men. Figure I need to brush up on watergate," Page later replied.
The last message between the two came on June 23, 2017, when Page told Strzok, "Please don't ever text me again."