New IG Report Reveals Additional Strzok-Page Text Messages — Questions Remain on FBI Conduct and ‘Alleged’ Affair
Guest post by Joe Hoft
The Department of Justice Inspector General (DOJ IG) recently released a report dedicated to the lost text messages between corrupt Mueller gang members Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two former FBI employees were supposedly having an affair and also additional texts were reportedly found between the two, but will we ever see support for either of these?
President Trump’s attorney and former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani was on FOX and Friends last week and he discussed the corrupt Mueller gang and its inaugural members Peter Strzok and Lisa Page –
They [Strzok and Page] seemed to be obsessively, compulsively texting about him [Donald Trump]. I mean I don’t know what kind of lovers they were if they were texting about that all the time? I shouldn’t have said that. That’s terrible [hand over mouth – laughing]. But I mean this is ridiculous.
Mayor Giuliani has a point. To date we have not seen any evidence that Strzok and Page were lovers. They’ve had thousands of emails but we don’t know of any that definitively provide evidence of an affair.
** Was the affair just a cover up to provide an excuse for their thousands of emails or were they really having an affair?
** If they were having an affair, where is the evidence and why is it not released to date?
** Does the Deep State believe that if good, hard working and God-loving Americans find out what FBI leaders in the Obama Administration were doing with taxpayer funded positions of leadership, that they would be very upset?
** Why no leaks on the texts of their affair?
** Why are the only Deep State FBI leaks detrimental to the Trump administration?
The FBI has lost the trust of the American public – Probably forever.
Another point that Giuliani raises is related to the DOJ IG’s report released last month regarding the lost Strzok and Page text messages. We reported on December 29, 2018, that Mueller’s Special Counsel team scrubbed Peter Strzok’s phone and then turned it over to the DOJ IG investigators AFTER Peter Strzok was fired from the special counsel.
According to the IG’s report –
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon being notified of a gap in text message data collection during the period December 15, 2016, through May 17, 2017, from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) mobile devices assigned to FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page relevant to a matter being investigated by the OIG’s Oversight and Review Division. Specifically, the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office (CYBER) was asked to attempt recovery of these missing text messages for the referenced period from FBI issued mobile devices issued to Strzok and Page.
The OIG asked the FBI Inspection Division to locate the FBI issued Samsung Galaxy S5 devices formerly assigned to the subject employees and to obtain from the same individuals their assigned FBI issued Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. The FBI provided these four devices to the OIG in late January 2018. CYBER utilized digital forensic tools to obtain data extractions from the four FBI issued mobile devices. To ensure the thoroughness of text message recovery efforts, OIG also consulted with the Department of Defense, conducted additional quality assurance steps and hired a Subject Matter Expert. The result of these steps was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap time period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical problems with its text message collection tool.
In view of the content of many of the text messages between Strzok and Page, the OIG also asked the Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) to provide to the OIG the DOJ issued iPhones that had been assigned to Strzok and Page during their respective assignments to the SCO. Strzok and Page had each returned their DOJ-issued iPhones six months earlier when their assignments to the SCO had ended. The OIG was told that the DOJ issued iPhone previously assigned to Strzok had been re-issued to another FBI agent following Strzok’s departure from the SCO. The SCO obtained the iPhone from that individual and provided it to the OIG. CYBER obtained a forensic extraction of the iPhone previously assigned to Strzok; however. this iPhone had been reset to factory settings and was reconfigured for the new user to whom the device was issued. It did not contain data related to Strzok’s use of the device. SCO’s Records Officer told the OIG that as part of the office’s records retention procedure, the officer reviewed Strzok’s DOJ issued iPhone after he returned it to the SCO and determined it contained no substantive text messages.
The SCO was unable to locate the iPhone previously assigned to Page, which had been returned to DOJ’s Justice Management Division (JMD). Subsequently, in early September 2018, JMD informed the OIG that it had located the iPhone that had been assigned to Page. The OIG took custody of the device. Page’s iPhone had been reset to factory settings on July 31, 2017, but had not been reissued to a new user.
The dates of the original lost text messages from the Strzok and Page phones were suspect. The first date, December 14, 2016, was the date that the far-left Washington Post, which is known to push fake stories for the Deep State FBI and DOJ, released an article claiming the Trump campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 election.
The end date for the missing emails, May 17, 2017, was the date that the corrupt Mueller investigation was put in place by the conflicted and corrupt Deputy AG Rosenstein. The fact that the text messages between Strzok and Page were initially lost by the FBI between these key dates was more than suspect, it was criminal.
According to the IG’s report, Strzok and Page each had three phones that they used over the period under review. They each had two Samsung phones issued during the period noted above where the text messages were lost and they each also were issued iPhones when they joined the Mueller team. The texts from the period for when they worked for dirty cop Mueller were all lost. Again, the fact that just these texts were lost is suspect and criminal.
According to the IG’s report, their investigation to uncover the Strzok and Page texts started on January 12, 2017. But the FBI didn’t provide the four Samsung devices until late January. This left time for the dirty cops at the FBI to do all they could to delete text messages off of these phones.
In spite of any efforts by dirty cops at the FBI to destroy text messages between Strzok and Page for the period of late December 2016 through May 16 2017, the OIG was able to locate thousands of text messages:
Approximately 9,311 text messages that were sent or received during the period of collection tool failure were recovered from Strzok’s S5 phone, of which approximately 8,358 were sent to or received from Page. Approximately 10,760 text messages that were sent or received during the period of collection tool failure were recovered from Page’s S5 phone, of which approximately 9,717 were sent to or received from Strzok.
Then the OIG found a dataset full of Strzok and Page text messages:
Through the extraction of text messages from the enterprise.db database, the OIG recovered 74,385 lines of text messages from Strzok’s phone and 52,39S lines of text messages from Page’s phone. These text messages included those between Strzok and Page as well as those that they had with other individuals.
In addition, for the period prior to the collection tool failure, when the OIG compared the text messages in the enterprise.db database with those the OIG obtained from FBI ESOC, it became apparent that there were messages found in the enterprise.db database that had not been collected by the FBI’s collection program, as well as some messages that were not in the enterprise.db database but that had been collected by the FBl’s collection program. As an example, although the FBl’s collection program had collected (and therefore produced to the OIG) the text message on August 8, 20 I 6, from Page to Strzok that stated, “He’s not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”, it had not collected Strzok’s response that same day which stated, “No, No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” It was only through the enterprise.db extraction that the OIG obtained this Strzok text message.
At the end of the IG report, the FBI provided its response in Appendix I. It stated the following [emphasis added]:
The FBI accepts the fact that not all texts between Ms. Page and Mr. Strozk were collected by the FBl’s text collection tool but appreciates and agrees with the OIG’s conclusion and explanation that the content of text messages exchanged between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page did not appear to be a factor in their collection, or lack thereof. Further, the OIG did not find that the gaps in collection were intentional on the part of the FBI or any FBI personnel.
The FBI, in its efforts to downplay the corruption in the missing emails between Strzok and Page states that it agrees with the OIG’s “conclusion and explanation that the content of text messages exchanged between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page did not appear to be a factor in their collection, or lack thereof.”
But this was not clear in the OIG’s report that they stated this nor agreed with it. This claim appears to be another lie.
Also, the FBI notes the following of the physical devices issued to Strzok and Page:
As noted by the OIG, because of the level of sophistication and access that would be required, it was unlikely that Ms. Page or Mr. Strzok attempted to circumvent the FBl’s text message collection capabilities; and, the OIG found no evidence that they did.
What a desperate joke of a statement coming from the corrupt FBI knowing the amount of sinister corruption surrounding their former agent Peter Strzok. It is absolutely reasonable and probable that Strzok and Page did all they could to delete text messages between each other and others. They lost their messages during the most critical time period leading up to the Mueller witch hunt and then the Mueller gang lost their messages after joining the gang. Of course they tampered with their phones. Of course they did!
Ultimately, the one question that is still outstanding is what is in the text messages that were recovered by the OIG and what is in all the text messages that have not yet been released to the public. Were they really having an affair or were they just covering up for more crimes. The one thing clear is that the American public absolutely deserves and demands to know all that was said in these hidden texts.
Hat tip D. Manny