"I'm in," Waldman, whose firm has ties to Hillary Clinton, texted back to Warner.
Throughout the text exchanges, Warner seemed particularly intent on connecting directly with Steele without anyone else on the Senate Intelligence Committee being in the loop.
Warner responded, "Will call tomorrow be careful.”
Warner and Waldman had trouble connecting by phone. Warner pressed Waldman by text to get him access to Steele.
On April 5, Warner texted, "Any word on Steele.”
"Yes seems to have cold feet from the leaks. Said he wanted bipartisan letter followed by written questions," texted Waldman, adding that WSJ had contacted him asking if he was intermediary between panel and Steele.
On March 23, Warner texted, "Need to coordinate date for trip can u talk with my scheduler also want to discuss Paul," an apparent reference to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, whose initials are used in the next text by Waldman
"Steele wants to have letter first. Or did you mean call w me?" Waldman texted back.
Warner aide acknowledged that Warner revealed the texts to their colleagues on panel because "they realized out of context it doesn't look great."
Warner began texting with Waldman in February 2017 about possibility of helping to broker a deal with the Justice Department to get the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to potentially face criminal charges
It's true what they say how about feces.
"When it's raining Schiff, it really pours Warner"