5 Ways the Obama DOJ & FBI Linked the Trump & Clinton Investigations 1. The night that Donald Trump won the GOP nomination in May 2016, FBI agent Peter Strzok texted FBI attorney Lisa Page that “the pressure really starts” to finish the Clinton email investigation. Now that Trump won the nomination, the pressure was on to quell Clinton suspicion. 2. At the same time, even though the Clinton probe wasn’t formally “finished,” Then-FBI director James Comey was already drafting Clinton’s exoneration speech. 3. And the Obama administration concluded that the Trump campaign was part of a Russian covert op, And regarded campaign adviser Carter Page as a likely Russian agent, on flimsy evidence. A FISA surveillance warrant was soon obtained to look into Page. 4. On July 1, news broke of then-attorney general Loretta Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton. Lynch then said she would accept the FBI’s recommendation on whether to file charges on Clinton, Who was exonerated on July 5. 5. Also on July 5, FBI reps in Rome traveled to London to interview Christopher Steele, Who had already started circulating the infamous Steele dossier. And at that point, the FBI is ready to run a spy at Carter Page.