Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) just dropped some tantalizing information.
He was spotted by a reporter with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) at the Department of Justice on Thursday. And the reporter asked him what they were doing there.
Meadows revealed that he was there to look at new information about former FBI official Peter Strzok.
From Washington Examiner:
Asked by a reporter why he was there, Meadows said, “I was reviewing text messages and new correspondence that pertains to the Strzok coverup.”
Hours after their visit, President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr “full and complete authority to declassify information” related to the origins of the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Meadows and Jordan’s visit to the Justice Department also comes after House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes saidhe learned that an August 2016 text from Strzok about an “insurance policy” had to do with the FBI’s use of an unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Strzok’s name came to prominence in when texts were revealed between him and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, which showed bias for Clinton and against Trump. Strzok was involved the investigation of Clinton’s private email sever as well as the Trump/Russia probe.
The IG found that that there messages indicated that there was bias or improper considerations. But he said they didn’t find any smoking gun that showed that bias directly affected their decisions in the cases.