WASHINGTON, D.C. – The plot keeps thickening with respect to revelations that senior staff in the FBI were exchanging damaging text messages critical of President Donald Trump while those same people were part of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The latest curiosity is the disappearance of text messages between agents Peter Strozk and Lisa Page that coincide with critical points of the FBI’s investigation into the president-elect.
“The period in question – Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017 – includes several key moments in the FBI’s investigation into alleged Trump campaign-Russia collusion. These include activities by Michael Flynn, who briefly served at national security adviser before he was fired by President Trump; Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from overseeing the investigation; significant leaks from the FBI investigation, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court reprimanding the unmasking of U.S. citizens, and finally, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
All of these events surely would have involved Strozk and Page. But now we can only speculate what level of misconduct occurred after President Trump took office.”
Indeed. While Democrats and their friends in the media are doing their best to spin Republican concerns over the missing texts as some sort of wild conspiracy, it only makes sense to figure out exactly why these texts are missing and what they may have contained.
The agents’ animosity toward Trump has been documented in texts that were actually recovered. It is not unreasonable for Republicans to be very suspicious of missing texts that cover such important dates in the Trump/Russia investigation saga.
Even if the texts went missing due to a technology ‘glitch’ caused by upgrades to the Samsung 5 phones being used by agents, it is still necessary to find out just why there weren’t redundancies to account for such risks.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session is intent upon exploring just that.
“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into missing text messages exchanged between two Federal Bureau of Investigation staffers who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Justice Department has confirmed.
Texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page exchanged between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, are among a broader batch of missing phone messages that the FBI’s system failed to store due to a software upgrade glitch on many Samsung 5 cell phones.”
The time frame of missing texts, viewed in context of the previous text exchanges between these two agents, makes it very likely that the missing texts contain information relevant to the congressional probe.
Senators have recently released a handful more texts between Strozk and Page, indicating that even the biased Strozk had a ‘gut feeling’ that there was no real basis for the Trump/Russia investigation.
“You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there, no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there,” Strozk texted to Page in a conversation about the Russia investigation.
News Flash: There was has never been any there, there. But there might be someting here.
Something smells very fishy.