Elder Patriot – This would be laughable if it weren’t so serious.
According to a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) report on Sunday the FBI has told the Justice Department that it was unable to find text messages exchanged between FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
This is just the latest collection of incriminating electronic communications that have gone missing or that the FBI permitted to be destroyed. Because the FBI was intent on covering up Obama’s criminal abuse of the Constitution we may never learn the full extent of what the FBI hid from the public.
But we do know about these major FBI fails:
- The Lois Lerner emails that conveniently went missing during the congressional investigation into her deliberate denial of tax exempt status for conservative and libertarian groups.
- Allowing Hillary Clinton’s lawyers to decide which emails they could hand over and which they could erase and then looking the other way months after a subpoena to produce her private server after she destroyed all evidence it contained before handing it over to agents.
- Giving immunity to all of Clinton’s co-conspirators before interviewing them and then destroying their mobile devices and laptops and all of the evidence on them.
- Outsourcing the forensic examination of the DNC server for Russian fingerprints to a private company owned by Clinton allies.
And now, text messages have gone missing after the Inspector General had confirmed he had received them on August 10, 2017 before they went missing.
Justice Department assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, Stephen Boyd admitted the missing texts should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage.
That’s more than enough proof for most reasonable people to question both the integrity and the competence of the agency.
Boyd, ran some gobbledygook past the HSGAC about “misconfiguration issues” to explain why the texts might be missing but in light of all these one-way fails; there is more than enough evidence that something is rotten at the FBI.
On Friday, HSGAC chairman, Ron Johnson sent a letter to the current FBI Director, Christopher Wray that had a letter from Boyd attached claiming the text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page during the five month period between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 had been “lost” despite no problems in retention prior to or after that period. And, absent retention problems with anyone else’s text messages during that period.
So what’s going on? Republicans want to know why more than a month earlier in a December 13, 2017 letter sent from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice to both Ron Johnson and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley it had been confirmed that the OIG was in possession of the missing text messages:
The OIG received these additional messages on August 10, 2017.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who confirmed receiving the text messages, has a stellar reputation.
Additionally, it’s absurd for FBI Director Christopher Wray to think he can get away with hiding behind such a flimsy excuse. Wray sounds more like Hillary Clinton with a cloth than someone who’s familiar with the way modern technology handles and stores every transmission between all devices because he is well aware that text messages don’t just disappear even after the server it originated on is wiped clean.
Wray’s ridiculous contradiction only adds fuel to the contention that the FBI had become completely politicized by the Obama administration and is no longer trustworthy.
In a wide ranging interview, former D.C. federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova, who has been an outspoken critic of the debasement of the FBI that took place under Jim Comey, discussed the recent revelations during a radio interview earlier today:
“This is completely inconsistent with the type of neurotic record keeping that the bureau engages in. The optics of this are bad for the current FBI Director Chris Wray who has become an apologist for his predecessors who broke the law.”
Wray’s defensive actions gives credence to what we were told by an FBI agent with “intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Clinton case” told us after they had examined Anthony Weiner’s laptop:
“There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down. People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is.
“The problem is with the Clinton Foundation as I mentioned, which you should just imagine as a massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people.
“…This case would explode into a million other cases if fully brought to light, and then we would be one agency competing against the entire government and a hoard of other interests. “
The Republican caucus is now being asked by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows to appoint a special counsel to get to the bottom of the Obama administration’s corruption.
There’s certainly enough here to justify the appointment of a special counsel if not a number of special counsels. And, not a single phony dossier is part of that evidence.
This is another story that you wouldn’t be aware of if your information were still limited to what the mainstream media matrix has been reporting. Meanwhile, “fake news” sites like ours have been reporting on this for story for more than two and a half years.