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Justice Department 'has FOUND and is recovering some' of the 50,000 missing text messages between the Trump-hating FBI lovers

  • The Justice Department has started to recover missing text messages between two FBI officials who expressed an anti-Trump bias, Fox News reported 
  • The department last week revealed a critical gap in messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
  • Strzok is a counterintelligence agent who worked on Hillary Clinton 's email case; Page worked with Strzok on the special counsel investigation into Russia
  • Texts between the pair from December 14, 2017 to May 17, 2017 are missing
  • Time frame covers the transition to the beginning of special counsel probe
  • Attorney General ordered a probe and said 'we will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable'
  • Trump called it 'one of the biggest stories in a long time' in a Tuesday tweet that noted the missing messages were 'all in prime time. Wow!' 
  • The White House then said the scandal may point to 'possibly illegal behavior' and the president believes it is of 'great cause for concern'

 

The Justice Department has started to recover missing text messages between two FBI officials who expressed an anti-Trump bias, according to Fox News

The news comes one day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered an investigation into the missing text messages.

Texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page exchanged between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, are among a broader batch of missing phone messages that the FBI says its system failed to store because of a software upgrade glitch on many Samsung 5 cellphones.

The White House called them evidence of potential illegality at a briefing on Tuesday, and said the president believes it is of 'great cause for concern'. 

Trump earlier tweeted they were 'one of the biggest stories in a long time'.

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

Strzok and Page were involved in that investigation and were briefly assigned to work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5310541/DOJ-missing-texts-Trump-hating-FBI-lovers.html#ixzz55Dgp2E1Y 
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I think Trump in his Stupidity and illegal dealings has started a chaos effect, which is now starting to affect the whole government and judicial system, and bringing  all the corruption into the light, for all to see. The universe works in wondrous ways, what you think is a disaster for the American people, is really becoming an opportunity to change the system for the betterment of the 99%, if only the people would open their eyes and see the lies and hypocrisy that is being fed to them, and start to vote in new representatives and senators like Bernie Saunders, who actually care about the people he represents. I know its not as easy as that, as the bastards keep changing the laws to make it harder all the time, and when you are dealing with New World Order advisers like Zbigniew Brzezinski who say its easier to kill a million people now, than try and control them, its a tough road ahead. Hopefully one day justice and decency will prevail.

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The Swamp draining continues!

 

Breaking: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

NBC News reported Monday that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his role at the bureau.

What are the details?

According to the report, a source familiar with the situation said McCabe, 49, was “exercising his retirement eligibility” and that McCabe was “stepping aside.”

McCabe will reportedly stay on government payroll until he is able to retire in with full benefits in March.

Trump took aim at McCabe in recent months, and a December report alleged that the president wanted McCabe fired.

 

According to an Axios report published last week, Trump ordered the firing of McCabe via FBI Director Christopher Wray, but Wray objected, saying that if McCabe were fired, Wray would also retire.

Trump reportedly only backed down because of the continued criticisms he received after firing former FBI Director James Comey in May.

Additionally, the report alleged that White House Counsel Don McGahn weighed in and told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that it wasn’t worth seeing Wray retire just to fire McCabe.

Trump reportedly had a vendetta against McCabe amid accusations that McCabe colluded with FBI official Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Russian collusion investigation, to undermine the president.

Trump in July tweeted, “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!”

 

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/29/breaking-fbi-deputy-director-andrew-mccabe-stepping-down

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Report: Adam Schiff may have leaked classified information to discredit FISA memo

 

Did Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, leak classified information in an effort to discredit committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and the controversial “FISA memo?” According to a new report, he may have.

What happened?

After saying the memo’s release would trigger a “constitutional crisis” because of the sensitive information contained in the memo, Law&Crime reported that Schiff may have leaked classified information to reporters on Friday when discrediting the memo.

According to a CNN report, Schiff told reporters on Friday that the memo’s central claim — that the Department of Justice and FBI didn’t disclose the political biases of a source when seeking a FISA warrant on Carter Page — is “unfounded.”

Schiff told the media the memo’s claims were “not accurate” and the FISA court was made aware of the “likely political motivation” behind the Steele dossier. The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times all reported this, citing anonymous sources, on Friday, CNN noted.

It was Schiff’s comments about whether or not the FISA court was aware of Steele’s political motivations that represent a potential leak of classified information, according to Law&Crime.

 

Why would that amount to leaking classified information?

Because, as Law&Crime noted, President Donald Trump only authorized the declassification of the FISA memo, not information about the FISA warrant on Page, which remains classified.

Legal experts agreed that Schiff may have gone beyond what was in the public record to discredit the memo, potentially leaking classified information. But they said it would be difficult to find many objections to Schiff’s comments.

Steven Aftergood, director of the government secrecy project at the Federation of American Scientists, told the Washington Examiner: “In the abstract they could be problematic since they go beyond the official public record. But under current circumstances, it is hard for me to imagine anyone objecting.”

Mark Zaid, an attorney who has worked national security cases dealing with classified information, told the Examiner Schiff’s comments likely fall into a “gray area.”

“At first blush I would have some concerns about the details in this statement as to whether it crosses a classification line, but it is possible Rep. Schiff, having had access to the underlying classified information, knows these points are in unclassified paragraphs. So much of these back and forths about the memo are in a gray area on classification,” he said.

Meanwhile, Robert Litt, who served as general counsel for the Office of the Director of National from 2009-2017, said Schiff likely didn’t leak classified information. He explained to the Examiner:

I guess it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the concept that, if it’s not classified to say, “The FBI didn’t tell the FISA Court about Steele’s bias,” it’s classified to say, “That’s false.” I don’t think that you could release what was actually in the [still-classified court] filing. But you could say that what Nunes says is wrong.

Schiff didn’t say what the FISA application said – he said only that what Nunes said isn’t what the application said. If he had gone further and said what the FISA application said, or if he had been talking about different statements in the Nunes memo such that his response would necessarily reveal what the application actually said, it might be different.

“It depends on the circumstances,” he added. “I could see circumstances where you might be violating classification like that. But not in this case.”

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