A few senate republican officials are discussing the Justice Department over extensive redactions made up of anti-trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, "White House is running this," in reference to an unspecified investigation.
But, like in so many of the files, a name was redacted and the context was unclear, but one report suggested that the Russian sample.
In a letter Wednesday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Grassley called for all redactions to be removed.
Strzok and now-shapers FBI official Page. Both were previously worked on Robert Mueller's Russia rehearsal and ran into trouble when their anti-Trump messages were revealed.
In his letter, Grassley said that, "When viewing the silent redacted portions in context with the unredacted material, it appeared that the contents of the report are still being examined and FBI handled the Clinton and Russia investigations. "
Andrew McCabe's" $ 70,000 conference table "as well as the" text about the Obama White House 'running' an investigation.
Grassley added: "I'm not sure of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be discussed." Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. "
Fox News has read the less-redacted text message n an investigation.
"Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote, 'The White House is running this.', 'Strzok wrote on Page on Aug. 5, 201
Page replied: "Yeah, whatever (re WH comment). We've got emails that say otherwise. "
A National Review story suggested that was a reference to the Russia sample.
"The day after," Page 196
"Okay, so maybe not the best national security president, but a genuinely good and decent human being," Page art paper .
Strzok replied: "Yeah, I like him. Just not a fan of the weakness globally.
Two days later, Strzok texted Page: "Hey, you have to be happy with me." McDonough letter, Trainor [head of FBI cyber division] directed all cyber info be pulled. I'd let Bill and Jim hammer it out first. "
In the texts," D "refers to former FBI Director James Comey, and" McDonough "Referred to Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, GOP investigators told Fox News. McDonough's name, though, was redacted and only turned up when viewed by GOP investigators.
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The White House was "running."
Grassley urged Rosenstein to provide "unredacted copies of all text
Grassley's request comes. "
Grassley's request comes amid revelations that there was an FBI informant in contact with the trump campaign advisers, fueling a separate tug-of-war between the DOJ and GOP lawmakers looking for info rmation about that situation.
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The Justice Department requested his internal watchdog, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, investigate any alleged "impropriety or Political motivation "in the FBI's investigation into trump over the weekend."
White House chief of staff John Kelly has thus organized a meeting for GOP lawmakers to "review highly classified and other." Christopher Wray, Rosenstein and others. The meeting is set for Thursday.
Grassley, along with GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn, penned a separate letter on Wednesday to Kelly and Rosenstein, expressing their "interest in attending a meeting and in support of providing Congress with documents necessary to conduct oversight of these issues. "
Brooke Singman is a Politics reporter for Fox News. Follow us on Twitter at @brookefoxnews .