Byron York: Did Obama White House Coordinate With DOJ, FBI Against Trump?

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From the Thursday, March 29, 2018 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight:

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: We have news for you. Another set of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI have been released. The texts suggest that the FBI was directly briefing the Obama White House in the early stages of its investigation of the Trump campaign.

If true this, of course, would prove as false the former president's claim that he was not involved in FBI business. Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. He joins us tonight.



Byron, what do we learn from these?

BYRON YORK, WASHINGTON EXAMINER: First of all it's not a new set of texts, that is one thing we learned. This is not new batch that went over to Congress. These texts were released earlier and they were redacted and blacked out. And remember what the Justice Department said to Congress. Well, Strzok and Page are having an affair. I mean, that's private stuff, personal stuff, so we are going to black that out. And Congress said fine. And then they started looking at what was sent over and there were things like, 'meeting tomorrow in so and so's office' and the name would be blacked out and they thought well, that doesn't sound like personal stuff. And some of these names were names like Denis McDonough, the Chief of Staff in the Obama White House.

So, that has made a number of members of the House, House Judiciary Committee very suspicious of what they are getting from Congress -- from the Justice Department on this.

Now, the bigger picture is, they have been trying to find out how far knowledge of things like the Trump dossier, the allegations in the Trump dossier, how far did that go up the chain in the Obama administration? Remember, we first thought it was just a few people at the FBI. Then it went higher in the FBI. Then it was the State Department. And now, it looks like, the White House, too.

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