So remember kids, whatever you text, email, or snapchat will exist forever and will likely come back to haunt you…unless you’re a Democrat with a government job. Then your texts and emails will disappear conveniently.
Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI “failed to preserve” Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017.
Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents.
In a letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs chairman Ron Johnson, the Justice Department claimed the Strzok-Page texts were not recorded because of glitches in a changeover between models of FBI-issued Samsung Galaxy phones.
“Data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected,” the Justice Department said.
The FBI did send Johnson, along with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, hundreds of Strzok-Page texts that were successfully recorded. Some of those might prove as troubling as the first batch of texts, one of which discussed a mysterious FBI “insurance policy” in case of a Trump victory in the 2016 election…
Underlying all the questions is a diminished level of trust between some quarters of Congress and the FBI.
“Very suspicious,” said one investigator about the news. “Hard to believe,” said another.
When asked to rate his trust of the FBI on a scale from 1 to 10, the investigator quickly answered, “Zero.”
When they say “failed to preserve” they mean “we’re covering it up for you for our own good and when we say your own good we mean our own good.”