Missing text messages inflame Republican anger at the FBI

Federal investigators are infuriated and they are in demand of answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the missing text messages between the agents who are accused in the case of anti-Trump bias. This has left them leaving the premier law enforcement agency of the United States scrambling to defend its reputation among the situation of an explosion of criticism from Congress, the White House and the conservative media. The Department of Justice has opened up an investigation into the matter on how it was possible for top law enforcement agencies of the US, that is Federal Bureau of Investigation, to fail to preserve the exchange of the text messages between Peter Strzok who is the top counterintelligence officer of the FBI and Lisa Page who is one of the senior lawyers of the FBI.

The FBI had already informed the inspector general of the Department of Justice this week that the particular data was not retained because of some issues of miss-configuration which are directly related to upgrades in the software on the phone devices of the bureau. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump referred to this particular issue as one of the greatest stories in a long time. On the other hand, Sarah Huckabee Sanders who is the press secretary of the White House referred to the incident as shockingly bad. In a brief press meeting held on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders mentioned that this looks like some inappropriate and possibly illegal behavior has definitely taken place.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clearly mentioned that he would leave no possibilities for searching for the missing text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Pag. GOP lawmakers are on the verge of calling for a second special counsel for the investigation and have put forwarded the possibility of issuing a summons from the court to the cell phone carrier. There is actually no clear evidence of the fact that the text messages were intentionally discarded. But this particular controversy has created a new vulnerability for the FBI at a point of time when it was already under attack from allies of the president of the United States, who have clearly accused the bureau of allowing Hillary Clinton, who was previously the Secretary of State a free pass in its investigation of her handling of classified material.

January 16, 2022 - 17:35
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