The FBI says it has not requested information from the personal email accounts of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two bureau officials who exchanged anti-President Donald Trump text messages while working on the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
The disclosure was made in a letter sent May 2 to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley, a Republican, questioned why the bureau has not sought Strzok and Page’s personal email records, noting they referred to using private email accounts to conduct government-related business.
“FBI has not requested from Ms. Page or Mr. Strzok any information from their personal email accounts, nor has the FBI conducted searches of non-FBI issued communications devices or non-FBI email accounts associated with Mr. Strzok or Ms. Page,” Charles A. Thorley, the acting assistant director at the FBI’s office of congressional affairs, wrote to Grassley.
Strzok and Page worked closely on both the Trump-Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe. Their politically biased texts were discovered as part of a Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. The Justice Department has provided Congress with thousands of text messages Strzok and Page exchanged during the course of both investigations.
Grassley has pointed to text messages Strzok and Page exchanged “show substantial reason” to believe the two FBI officials conducted government work on their private email accounts.
In one exchange, Strzok wrote to Page: “Gmailed you two drafts of what I’m thinking of sending Bill, would appreciate your thoughts.”
Well, the FBI has to be very careful not to violate the rights of any liberal sympathizers. Also, who would imagine a liberal would destroy evidence?
Two more down Page and Baker told to clean out their desks and hit the bricks..er resign. JW will FOIA if they can find out the aliases they emailed with.
@kitt: It is unbelievable, based on the ferocity with which the FBI and DOJ pursue the phantom collusion evidence, that no effort to secure that information has been made. Absolutely derelict.
@Deplorable Bill: They most likely have Hillarys bleaching recipe Just one of her handy household tips. Looks like the VPs doctor was fired too, she was the source of accusations made against Trumps doc.
On what legal basis would they have been requested? People don’t lose all rights to privacy just because right wing conspiracy theorists need some new material to work with.
@Greg: Only when there is a left wing conspiracy do people lose their rights!! What a dumb ass!
@Greg: Did you not see the messages stating clearly that they were emailing FBI business on private email accounts?
@Deplorable Bill:You forget how moronic Dems are about that internet thingee (how many billions did Obama admin spend on a non secure website?)@Greg:
that is from the article above, this leap of logic was derived from the text messages they sent to each other. Dont worry it isnt illegal to read them no matter what CNN says.
Just as Clinton should not have done business on a non government secured device, neither should Page and her loverboy.
I wish I had a white board to explain this to him slooowly.
@kitt: Actually, it is more like as long as it is in the service of left wing sedition, anything is legal. “The ends justifies the means” is the phrase, I believe.