Ken Pittman| Opinion: Obama May Have Pressured The FBI on Trump
Is former President Barack Obama a liar? Did he influence or contribute to unsavory practice by the greatest law enforcement institution in America, the FBI? Records are starting to indicate that this may be a real possibility.
What he told the public was one thing, but what his own lawyer in the White House told her boyfriend and now outed Trump hater, FBI agent Peter Strzok, in text messages is quite the opposite. Strzok was the agent in charge of the counter-espionage investigation into Hillary's private email server. He is also the agent who covertly drafted the letter by then-FBI Director James Comey that exonerated her actions.
Sept. 16, 2016, on Fox News with Chris Wallace:
OBAMA: “I can guarantee. I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated. I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it. I guarantee it. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this case but in any case. Period. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”
WALLACE: “Even if she ends up as the Democratic nominee?”
OBAMA: “How many times do I have to say it, Chris? Guaranteed.”
However in September of 2016, just two months before the election, White House lawyer Lisa Page wrote in a text to her lover and fellow FBI official Peter Strzok that she was working on a memo for then-FBI director James Comey because "Obama 'wants to know everything we're doing."
Should these texts be proven to be true, it would be a qualifying disaster for Obama and the Democrats.
Editor's Note: Ken Pittman can be heard Saturdays on 1420 WBSM in New Bedford from 9 a.m. until noon. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.