Skip to comments.What's next in the investigation of those missing FBI texts
Posted on 01/23/2018 2:42:41 AM PST by markomalley
Congressional investigators believe they are barely beginning to answer the questions raised by the text messages between the FBI's Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. For several reasons:
1) Strzok and Page were more prolific texters than anyone knew. In a statement late Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said FBI investigators have found "over 50,000 texts" in their review of Strzok-Page communications.
2) Even with all those texts, the FBI says it cannot find the couple's messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 a critical time in the Trump-Russia affair. It's probably safe to say there is not a single Republican on Capitol Hill who does not view this as a fishy set of circumstances and does not believe Congress should step up its investigation.
3) Strzok and Page didn't just text each other on their FBI-issued Samsung phones. At times in the text exchanges that have been released, either Strzok or Page suggested that they switch over to iMessage suggesting they might have used personal, Apple phones to communicate about FBI business in addition to their bureau-provided phones. In a letter to the Justice Department Saturday, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., asked whether the FBI had "conducted searches of Mr. Strzok's and Ms. Page's non-FBI-issued communications devices or accounts."
4) Strzok and Page emailed each other on Gmail. Johnson's letter noted a Nov. 10, 2016, text from Page to Strzok that said: "Hey without thinking I replied to the email you sent me on Gmail. But it went to your Verizon. So please clear. Let me know if you want me to send it again somewhere else." On Oct. 4, 2015, Johnson noted, Strzok texted Page to say, "It's going to be ok at work. And haven't emailed you here, although I just did on gmail." Look for Congress to get in touch with Google in an attempt to see those emails.
5) The texts are filled with cryptic messages. Strzok and Page communicated in a sort of shorthand that was heavy on gossip and filled with references to whatever was happening in the office on any particular day. Amid that, there were many passages that might refer to the presidential race and the Trump-Russia investigation. The latest to catch Republican eyes is the "secret society" text from the day after the 2016 election. "There is a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these supposed-to-be fact-centric FBI agents saying, 'Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society,'" noted Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Fox News Monday night. But nobody knows if "secret society" represents something important to the investigation or something entirely innocent. Republicans might be on to something, or they might be mistaken.
In his statement Monday, an apologetic-sounding Sessions vowed to "leave no stone unturned" in searching for the missing texts. The Justice Department will "use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source," Sessions said. "A review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way. If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken."
A skeptical and suspicious Congress is waiting to see what Sessions finds.
Look at it as a kind of a test. Is anybody in the GOP serious or is it all just Uniparty Kabuki Theatre?
Whatever “next” turns out to be, it must be a precision or series of precision moves.
Whats next is the annihilation of the Obama led deep state which intents to usurp the Constitution and usher in an era of supposed Utopia of liberal fascism.
The Obama Liberal Fascist ( OLF) movement needs to be destroyed utterly and completely.
And now its time to get it done using the RICO statute designed to stop racketeering.
As to their fascism? Its accurately described here:
The Quintessential Liberal Fascist:
This ain’t no party
This ain’t no Disco
This ain’t no fooling around
The shredders are running overtime.
Yes it is, until people get walked out in handcuffs. Until then, it is all quite meaningless.
Those "precision" moves unfortunately seem to take months or even years, but if the Republicans lost the House and/or Senate in November, all these investigations will be for naught. All the effort at trying to drain the Swamp will be wasted.
“What’s next in the investigation of those missing FBI texts”
More hand waving, chest pounding and gaseous emission.
Torches. Pitchforks. Tar. Feathers.
You don't even need those messages at this point.
Awww look how Sessions is running in his sleep. Probably dreaming about chasing a rabbit.
There is already plenty to charge those two with. Obstruction, conspiracy, and about ten other felonies.
You don’t even need those messages at this point.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The RICO statute is designed to roll up sub-rosa racketeer
networks, alomng with stringent personal asset forfeiture.
And the rules of evidence are more generous for the prosecutorial function.
This is a political crime network, and it needs to be rolled up. We do not want to have one or two scapegoats or sacrificial lambs, we need to destroy their entire network.
RICO provides the legal tools and investigative security to get that done.
After the election they were engineering a coup d'etat, aka the "insurance policy". They were using all the police powers of the FBI and the DOJ to achieve their ends. This is treason. The conspirators need to go to jail for a long time.
Bonus question: Why are they all still employed by the federal government?
No statements from Wrey who vouched for the integrity of FBI employees yet?
I can’t but speculate how a Speaker Pelosi would have handled the ‘situation’. Now we can clearly see who (and what kind) of allies in Congress are on the side of We The People.
D’mn it, Wray.
When did they find time for sex?
What’s next? Anyone who obtains them will go room temperature after bleeding out. That’s what.