For John, BLUF: There is no excuse for this. Makes one think of Rose Mary Woods' missing 18 and a half minutes. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Daily Caller and Reporter Chuck Ross, 21 January 2018.
Here is the lede plus two:
The FBI “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russia collusion investigations.If Efrem Zimbalist, Junior, was still with the FBI I might be willing to give them a pass, but those days are long gone. Heck, I would even settle for Daughter Stephanie. Now all we have is a Clown Car.
The disclosure was made Friday in a letter sent by the Justice Department to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).
“The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page,” Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department, wrote to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of HSGAC.
I would have hoped for better from the new Administration. It is almost bad enough to make you think you have the whiff of a Deep State.
And, there is the small point about the duty of Government Agencies to Preserve Records—National Archives and all that sort of thing.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
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