Elder Patriot – The usual excuses – their release imperils national security or that their release would threaten sources and methods – doesn’t pass the smell test.
So, why is FBI Director Christopher Wray blocking the release of completely un-redacted text messages between former FBI Counterintelligence Chief Peter Strzok and former FBI Attorney Lisa Page, who served as counsel to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe?
The messages were sent using government phones and were exchanged over unencrypted channels. Nor did the messages pass through protected and/or classified systems.
Sidney Powell, writing in the Daily Caller reminds us:
The Supreme Court held long ago in Brady v. Maryland that the Constitution requires the prosecution, which holds all the cards in a criminal case, to give the defense all evidence favorable to the defendant, whether it impeaches a witness, mitigates punishment or shows his innocence. Indeed, the burden is on prosecutors to find anything in the possession of the government that is favorable to the defense…
… It gets worse. The Inspector General of the Department of Justice reported late last week that Mueller wiped Peter Strzok’s cell phone of all messages during the crucial time he was working for special counsel. The IG was unable to recover any text messages from it…
…These messages were so egregious they required their termination from Mueller’s squad. Not only did Mueller hide this development from Congress, but he destroyed evidence on Strzok’s phone and allowed DOJ to do the same for Page’s phone. That’s a crime. Mueller put Paul Manafort in solitary confinement for simply trying to contact a witness.
The only reasonable explanation is that the information on those phones fell under Brady – the requirement for prosecutors to reveal exculpatory evidence to the defense.
If the FBI’s counterintelligence chief deemed the messages to be so innocuous as to not warrant any special security protections, then why are the American people being denied access to review their contents?
The easiest conclusion is that Director Wray is protecting DOJ and FBI employees who are still employed.
That would mean Wray is concerned that the release of the unredacted messages would expose the corruption that engulfed the Obama-era agencies and that is still present.
It also means that, despite all of the firings and demotions that have already taken place, there are still corrupt stay behinds in place and in position to cover their tracks.
Hat Tip to the guys at The Conservative Treehouse who did a deep dive into the corrupt Obama-era stay behinds that are blocking the necessary cleansing/purge that is essential to restoring a properly functioning Justice Department following the politically corrupted reigns of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch at Justice and, Robert Mueller and James Comey at the FBI.
According to their investigation, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Deputy FBI Director David Bowditch and FBI legal counsel Dana Boente are three who remain in position, and with motive, who are blocking the release of the texts.
Given that the messages hold no national security implications, we can only conclude the materials that Strzok and Page exchanged is incriminating to the FBI, and to however many corrupt individuals are still employed at the DOJ and FBI.
(CTH) The corrupt FBI under Comey, McCabe and Baker is being protected and facilitated by the corrupt FBI under Christopher Wray, David Bowditch (San Bernardino infamy) and Dana Boente. It’s one long continuum of exactly the same behavior. Remember, 50 FBI ‘agents’ on Mueller’s team? Etc…. This DC network is ideologically aligned, operating on their own self-interests, and facilitated by a compliant media.