The scandal surrounding the anti-Trump bias in the FBI continues to mushroom.
Every day produces new headlines about how the Bureau’s leadership plotted against President Trump.
But now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has turned the tables with this shocking move.
The FBI informed Congress that they did not maintain text messages sent by former Deputy Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok and Lisa Page – the agent he was having an affair with – from December 2016 until May 17, 2017.
This bombshell stunned Americans.
To many Trump supporters, it amounted to a modern day version of Nixon’s missing 18 and-a-half minutes of Watergate tapes.
Attorney General Sessions was not going to let that slide.
He announced that the Department of Justice would investigate this matter.
So now it’s the FBI’s turn under the microscope.
The Hill reports:
“ Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Justice Department will investigate missing text messages sent between two FBI agents critical of President Trump, joining the chorus of Republican lawmakers who are eager to recover the exchange.
GOP officials have seized on the messages as evidence of FBI bias against Trump in the probes into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server as secretary of State.
“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source,” Sessions said in a statement.
“I have spoken to the Inspector General and a review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way. If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken,” he continued.”
The text messages that have been released to Congress paint a dark picture.
They refer to the Russia investigation as “an insurance policy” and discuss a “secret society” within the FBI.
House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy was joined by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in firing off a statement that declared that the missing messages – as well as the anti-Trump sentiments expressed in the ones that were turned over – called into question the ability of FBI officials to fairly conduct the Russia investigation.
Heads of House Judiciary, Oversight, and Intel panels said in joint statement on text messages from top FBI officials + missing messages: "…these recently produced documents cause us to further question the credibility and objectivity of certain officials at the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/6OSEfN8svY
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 23, 2018
Will the investigation Sessions announced root out the extent of the anti-Trump conspiracy at the FBI?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.