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Congressman Biggs' Statement on Latest Strzok-Page Text Involving Former President Obama

February 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New text messages between FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were released this week. According to recent reports, one of the exchanges was about “preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted ‘to know everything we’re doing.’” Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“Almost daily we are confronted with new evidence of high-level misconduct by the Obama-era Justice Department. I have viewed hundreds of text messages between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page. The recent revelation that they had a discussion implying the inclusion of former President Obama in the briefings regarding the Clinton investigation is very troubling. In examining the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s actions, one nagging question remains: how high did this criminal conspiracy reach? This text message indicates that the scandalous behavior may have reached the very highest office in America.

“It would be unsurprising that former President Obama was involved. After all, his administration repeatedly weaponized the Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service to punish political opponents. As we learn more, Americans will be agitated to discover the extent that government officials abused their power for political purposes.

“We are a nation of laws and take pride in a peaceful transfer of power. The evidence uncovered indicates that the Obama administration may have exploited its powers to obstruct this American tradition. I renew my call for an unbiased Special Counsel to probe the previous administration’s role in the Clinton investigation and their meddling in the Trump campaign. The American people must have these answers.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.