Five months of emails between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have been “inadvertently” destroyed. At this point, destruction of evidence will probably hurt the FBI more than the actual evidence would have. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Following the not entirely surprising news at the end of last week that The FBI “failed to preserve” five months of text messages between various anti-Trump agents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed today that the department of justice has launched a full investigation into this debacle.
More than 50,000 texts were exchanged between the two FBI officials who have come under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election.
Sessions told Congress today that disgraced FBI agents Strzok and Page sent 50,000 (!) texts to each other, a huge portion of which magically went missing. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/22/questions-grow-over-fbis-missing-strzok-page-text-messages.html …
But, in another comedic twist, when asked Monday whether the FBI “failed to preserve” text message records on similar “Samsung 5” devices belonging to any other FBI officials during that time period, the FBI told Fox News they had “no comment”.
In other words, according to the FBI, it was Samsung’s fault thousands of text message in an especially sensitive period went missing. Incidentally, during the window of missing text messages, a lot happened: Trump took the oath of office; National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Strzok interviewed, was fired; the controversial anti-Trump dossier was published; the president fired FBI Director James Comey; and special counsel Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.
Certainly a “very convenient” period of time in which all potentially incriminating text messages would suddenly disappear…
“The loss of records from this period is concerning because it is apparent from other records that Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page communicated frequently about the investigation,” Johnson wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray over the weekend, as we reported previously, requesting more information and questioning whether the FBI had done a thorough search on non-FBI devices belonging to Strzok and Page during that period.
To continue reading: DOJ Begins Probe Of ‘Missing’ Anti-Trump FBI Texts, “Will Leave No Stone Unturned