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Breaking: Texts Prove FISA Warrant Was Rushed [VIDEO]

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Investigative reporter Sara Carter says the newest released texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page shows that the FBI and DOJ rushed through FISA warrant before they had proof or reasonable suspicion a crime had been committed.

Sara Carter reports:

Communications uncovered by congressional investigators reveal the FBI may have improperly coordinated with Department of Justice officials in an effort to pressure those officials to expedite a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Warrant on a former volunteer with the President Trump’s campaign, congressional officials said.

In one of the September 2016 text message chains, Strzok tells Lisa Page about an argument that occurred with former DOJ prosecutor David Laufman. Laufman, who was then chief of the DOJ’s National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, oversaw the probe into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, as well as the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Laufman left the DOJ earlier this year citing personal reasons for leaving his post, according to news reports.

In the text message, Strzok complains that Laufman told him the hold-up for the application “EDVA is/was the delay.” The EDVA is the Eastern District of Virginia, a court that had issued several FISAs in the early days of the investigation, congressional investigators said.

A congressional investigator told Carter:

“Everything here—from the texts complaining about FISA delays to the exchanges indicating coordination, to the White House visitor logs—seems to match to a disturbing degree. At best, it’s a strange coincidence worth investigating further—but it’s likely much more.”

“Congress has to take this information seriously if we hope to restore Americans’ trust in our federal justice system.”

Every day it becomes harder and harder to understand why AG Jeff Sessions won’t appoint a special counsel to investigate this swamp. I don’t know what the Deep State may be blackmailing him with but it must be powerful stuff.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says for now, there won’t be a second special counsel for evaluating alleged FBI, DOJ wrongdoing. @edhenry has the story.”

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