CONGRESSMAN: “THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER DOCUMENTS”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 12, 2018) — Following Sean Hannity’s opening monologue, investigative reporter Sara A. Carter said that text messages between former high-ranking FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show that The New York Times was “upset” that the two FBI officials chose to provide information to The Washington Post, its key competitor, about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The texts were announced by Rep. Mark Meadows shortly before “Hannity” began on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m.
In April 2017, Former FBI Counsel Lisa Page and former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok appear to have formulated a strategy to leak sensitive information to the media with the purpose of negatively impacting public opinion about the Trump administration. An April 11, 2017 article in The Post reported that a surveillance warrant were obtained on Carter Page in October 2016, just weeks before the November presidential election.
Carter Page, who is not related to Lisa Page, was characterized as “an agent of a foreign power,” specifically Russia, amidst allegations that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian operatives to win the election.
Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan were to be Hannity’s guests later in the show, Meadows tweeted and Hannity announced at 9:22 p.m.
During the segment, Meadows told Hannity that “there are dozens of other documents” showing FBI/media coordination which he believes the American people should see. “We have nothing to hide,” Meadows said, adding that former FBI Director James Comey also allegedly leaked to the press.
In testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, Comey said he never leaked nor authorized anyone else at the FBI to leak sensitive information to the media.
He and Jordan called for Trump to declassify a set of 20 key pages included in the surveillance applications reportedly showing that the DOJ and FBI purposely failed to include crucial information when requesting four warrants on Carter Page. Those reportedly include “302s,” which are FBI interview reports, and “exculpatory information.”
Last week, Sara Carter reported that her sources indicated that the 20 pages would be declassified by the president “within days,” although Trump has not revealed if or when he might do so. Hannity observed that Hurricane Florence could be a distraction causing Trump to delay the release of the documents if it is to occur.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.