"Did they short-circuit the Clinton email investigation because they wanted her to win?" "And, we're going to say, we're going to get this out and we're going to put it in ways that people can easily understand, not a large dump, we're going to take it methodically as we go, as we get them cleared, and we're going to get them out to the American people".
Democrats are desperate to hide their own history of deception, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into nonexistent collusion was the flawless way to distract the American people from their poor record of pulling punches when it came to prosecuting wrongdoing within the Obama administration.
The President has frequently criticized a series of text messages Page exchanged with another former Federal Bureau of Investigation official, Peter Strzok, where they disparaged the then-presidential candidate.
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Strzok also explained a text of his from May 2017, in which he said he had "unfinished business" from the Clinton investigation he hoped to settle in the Trump probe, as a reference "to a much broader effort of the government of Russia to interfere with our presidential election" - because Russian operators were using the results of the Clinton investigation "in a way to disrupt our election". Page wrote to Strzok on August 8, 2016.
As Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel noted, Graham was referring to DOJ's handling of the Clinton email investigation.
However, the transcripts released on Thursday show that Strzok told the committee Mueller never asked him if the sentiment reflected in that text had any influence on decisions made during the Trump-Russia probe. Notably, Page also said that the DOJ had "multiple conversations ... about charging gross negligence", but decided that "they did not feel they could sustain a charge" because they considered the term "constitutionally vague".