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White House Shrugs Over FBI's 'Secret Societies'

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"Secret societies" was the phrase that dominated headlines in the news, in social media, and in D.C., after it surfaced in text messages between two FBI officials — who opposed the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

But the president himself seemed unconcerned and did not address the topic at all, press secretary Sarah Sanders told Newsmax on Tuesday.

At a packed briefing at the White House, there were several exchanges with Sanders about the text messages critical of then-Candidate Trump in 2016 by Peter Strzok, FBI deputy assistant director of counterintelligence, and his alleged mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Among their emails were several mentions of “secret societies” opposed to Trump within the Bureau.

“We have not discussed any secret societies,” Sanders said, “and I couldn’t speak to their existence, either.” At the same briefing, Sanders voiced the president’s “complete confidence” in FBI Director Christopher Wray and his “great deal of respect for the rank-and-file members of the FBI. He feels if there any changes need to be made, the director will make them."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, go here now.

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"Secret societies" was the phrase that dominated headlines in the news, in social media, and in D.C., after it surfaced in text messages between two FBI officials — who opposed the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.
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