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Forever "lost..."

Post by Nightshade » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Convenient.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, revealed in a Jan. 20 letter that the FBI's technical system failed to preserve texts that were exchanged between Lisa Page, a lawyer, and Peter Strzok, an agent, between mid-December 2016 through mid-May of 2017.

A spokesman for the FBI and a spokeswoman for the Justice Department declined to comment.

Congressional Republicans have been focusing on Strzok and Page in recent weeks after learning the two had exchanged anti-Trump text messages on their work-issued cell phones.

Republicans have said the texts, which referred to Trump as an "idiot" and a "loathsome human," raised concerns the FBI is biased against Trump and may have given Clinton favorable treatment after deciding not to recommend criminal charges in connection with the probe into her use of a private email system while she was secretary of state.

Strzok and Page were involved in that investigation and also were briefly assigned to work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the Russia investigation.

After Mueller learned about the texts, Strzok was re-assigned to a different post. Page's 45-day detail on Mueller's team ended in July.

In his letter, Johnson said he learned of the software problem from the FBI on Jan. 19, after it gave 384 texts to the committee, one of several in Congress that recently launched inquiries into how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation.

"The loss of records from this period is concerning because it is apparent from other records that Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page communicated frequently about the investigation," Johnson wrote.

He cited examples, including an exchange between Strzok and Page that took place in May 2016, after it became apparent that Trump would likely be the Republican presidential candidate.

"Now the pressure really starts to finish [midyear exam]," Strzok wrote, in what Johnson's letter says is a reference to the Clinton investigation.

"It sure does," Page responded.

In his letter, Johnson asked the FBI to follow up with more details about the scope of the lost records, and to tell the committee whether it has conducted searches of their non-government issued devices.
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/senator-says- ... 46064.html

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Re: Forever "lost..."

Post by Top Gun » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Our dumbfuck country elected a Russian stooge, that's what.
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Re: Forever "lost..."

Post by Tunnelcat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Clinton lost, Trump won NS. Time to focus on the criminal that's now currently occupying that office. Anything concerning Hillary now is nothing but :deadhorse: , unless revenge is your motive NS. If it's revenge, you might as well start up a third rate tinpot dictatorship where all your political enemies are prosecuted without care or mercy.

There's this too.

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Post by callmeslick » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 pm

I go away to watch the Pats win a big game, and come back to fascist smokescreen central. Whee!
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Post by Tunnelcat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:55 pm

Their guy Trump is crooked as hell, so they have to have someone to blame for electing this clusterf*ck of a president. Yeah, Clinton screwed up and got away with it. Tough. But she LOST and she's out of the picture now and we as a country don't make it policy to go after politicians that lost an election and that should be punishment enough. Unless the Dems are stupid enough to run her again (I've heard whispers of a Hillary/Oprah ticket and for the love of God NO NO NO NO!), then all bets are off. The Republicans also had their chance to impeach Bill Clinton, but THAT never fully succeeded either. It's like Watergate is being replayed all over again in the minds of every Republican and they've still got a bee up their ass about something like that happening all over again with Trump. I remember all those diehard Nixon lovers that just couldn't get over the fact that their man was a guilty slimebag who got caught in a crime and who also deserved impeachment but had to resign instead, so they kept on blaming the Dems for the illegal actions of their own president. No taking personal responsibility there at all. :roll:

By the way, go Eagles in the SB. Time to knock Brady off this throne. :P
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Re: Forever "lost..."

Post by vision » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:28 pm

Hilary lost. No one cares about her unless they are mentally ill. If we didn't prosecute Bush for war crime there is no hope in Hell that Clinton will go to trial for anything.
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Re: Forever "lost..."

Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:33 pm

vision wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Hilary lost. No one cares about her unless they are mentally ill. If we didn't prosecute Bush for war crime there is no hope in Hell that Clinton will go to trial for anything.
Yep, there's that to consider the next time the Republicans think about prosecuting Hillary. :wink:
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