The FBI claims to have lost thousands of texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Page that revealed their anti-Trump bias. It proved to be problematic, considering Strzok was on the special counsel investigation into Russian collusion and it was supposed to be conducted in a nonpartisan manner.
Over 50,000 texts were sent between the two individuals, but the FBI’s system failed to retain text messages for about five months between the Trump transition and the start of Robert Mueller’s investigation, blaming it on "misconfiguration issues."
President Trump just said, "wow!"
In one of the biggest stories in a long time, the FBI now says it is missing five months worth of lovers Strzok-Page texts, perhaps 50,000, and all in prime time. Wow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
His son, Donald Trump, Jr. believes the American people are smarter than that and can smell a scam.
The FBI/govt “loss of texts” revelations are crazy. How often can they lose seemingly critical info before Americans realize it’s all a big scam? Lerner, Clinton, FBI etc...— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 22, 2018
Imagine if I tried that???
Why the different standard for them?
“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available," Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged.
GOP representatives House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a joint statement demanding the agencies follow through. Their credibility is at stake.
"Rather than clearing up prior FBI and DOJ actions," they wrote, "these recently produced documents cause us to further question the credibility and objectivity of certain officials at the FBI."