FBI Will Not Collect Strzok-Page Text Messages on Personal Accounts Despite Evidence “Work Related” Matters Exchanged
The FBI will not collect messages exchanged on the personal accounts of FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page despite the fact that there is evidence they discussed “work related” matters.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said in a letter obtained by Fox News to FBI Director Christopher Wray, “The work-related communications on nongovernment systems could shed more light on how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation and would constitute federal records that the FBI would be obligated to retrieve and preserve under the Federal Records Act.”
Despite Grassley’s valid argument and request, the FBI refuses to hand over the messages.
Charles Thorley, the acting Assistant to the FBI Director shot down Grassley’s request in a letter.
Fox News reported:
An FBI official says the bureau is not working to collect messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, despite the request to do so from a top Republican senator as well as evidence suggesting they communicated about “work-related” matters on non-FBI accounts.
But Thorley said “the FBI is not otherwise obligated to collect and/or retain all communications between its employees.”
Earlier this week it was reported the Inspector General was investigating if some of the Strzok-Page text messages from the latest batch had been deleted after gaps were flagged.
On Friday, Trump-hating FBI lawyer Lisa Page tendered her resignation.
Lisa Page left the Special Counsel investigation in September of 2017.
FBI’s chief of counterintelligence, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were caught exchanging anti-Trump text messages over the summer of 2017.
In what is believed to be the most damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds was a discussion about an “insurance policy” to keep Trump out of office.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok text messaged to Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 exchange, referring to Andrew McCabe.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok added.
Other profanity-laced text messages between Strzok and Page showed their contempt for Donald Trump.
It is shameful the FBI continues to stonewall oversight committees trying to conduct investigations into rampant corruption from Obama’s agencies.