President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and political watchdogs are furious that the FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages between FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok – but the news divisions at CBS, NBC and ABC have largely ignored the story.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said the missing texts are relevant because Page and Strzok, who were romantically involved at the time, are being accused of political bias because they frequently exchanged anti-Trump text messages prior to the 2016 election and during key moments of Mueller’s probe – of which Page and Strzok were part.
The Justice Department is looking into whether the text messages were deliberately deleted. Trump has even called the missing texts “one of the biggest stories in a long time,” but viewers who rely on the big three networks’ news outlets would hardly be aware the story is even happening.
GOODWIN: ‘All Roads Lead To Comey’ As Evidence Suggests Scandal ‘TOO BIG TO BELIEVE’ Brewing At FBI
It’s difficult to fathom the degree to which the FBI, once one of America’s, if not the world’s, most respected and effective institutions, was been deballed, debased and degraded under the Obama administration.
Yet, here we are.
The latest scandal to rock the FBI pertains to “missing,” text messages between counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page. The texts that we know of, having come to light over the past few days, quickly developed into its own scandal, of sorts.
In an incisively written column for the New York Post, Michael Goodwin’s headline warns “Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI.” Sure, Goodwin’s title suggests the bureau hasn’t already been embroiled in massive scandal for months, but as the political commentator writes a number of paragraphs in, Comey’s role in the bureau’s rampant corrupt is the real scandal. In part, this is perhaps why a group of outspoken lawmakers, such as Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Jim Jordan, are screaming from every hill top they can scale, demanding the FISA memo’s release, coupled with the appointment of a second special counsel to probe the Deep State’s most deepest and darkest secrets.