BREAKING: DOJ will make the 6 months of “missing” texts that were eventually located by IG between Strzok and Page available to Congress sometime tonight or tomorrow, according to sources…developing
BREAKING: DOJ will make the 6 months of missing texts that were eventually located by IG between Strzok and Page available to Congress sometime tonight or tomorrow, according to sources…developing
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) April 24, 2018
This will be a bombshell of a reveal but something is very strange with the supposed inability to get the texts when it’s obvious they really weren’t missing…
Something isn’t right with the DOJ’s inability to cough up the texts between the FBI’s Strzok and Page for so long. You have to ask yourself if Sessions was slow walking or trying to do something else to deny the release of the texts:
Zero Hedge reports:
What’s strange is that while the DOJ announced that the texts were unable to be recovered due to technical issues, their announcement was in direct contradiction to a December 13, 2017 letter from the DOJ’s internal watchdog – Inspector General Michael Horowitz, to Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley and HSGAC Chairman Ron Johnson, in which he claims he received the texts in question on August 10, 2017.
After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton e-mail server investigation. The FBI produced these text messages on July 20, 2017. Following our review of those text messages, the OIG expanded our request to the FBI to include all text messages between Strzok and Page from November 30, 2016, through the date of the document request, which was July 28, 2017.
The OIG received these additional messages on August 10, 2017.
Just several days later, the text messages were mysteriously found. The OIG had them, and now they are reportedly about to be released.
The thousands of “missing texts” were exchanged by the FBI’s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. They were working on the Clinton email investigation and the Trump/Russia investigation. The emails ended on May 17, 2017 which is the day Mueller was appointed special counsel by Rosenstein.
We’ll also see what Strzok and Page were texting to each other a month after the 2016 election, when the two anti-Trump / pro-Hillary FBI employees would still likely be fuming from Hillary’s loss. Perhaps the texts will even shed light on the August, 2016 comment from Strzok to Page about an “insurance policy” – which has been widely interpreted to mean that the FBI had a contingency plan in place to smear Trump using the Russia investigation in case he won. The texts were later explained by the WSJ – citing “individuals familiar with the matter,” to mean that Strzok simply thought the FBI needed to pursue the Russia claims more vigorously.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted to Page – with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe – adding “It’s like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” – Peter Strzok to Lisa Page
This text is all the more controversial when you consider another exchange in which Peter Strzok says “I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer,” and “I CAN’T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!”
Page responds “I don’t know, But we’ll get it back. …”