DOJ Withholding Over 85% Of Strzok-Page FBI Texts From Congressional Investigators

Out of 50,000 texts between anti-Trump FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - not including an unknown number of recently found texts, the DOJ has submitted a mere 7,000 to Congressional investigators - just 14%, reports the Washington Examiner's Byron York.

Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein

The majority of the withheld messages were deemed "pesonal" or withheld for other reasons, according to York. 

Also notable, according to York, is that the 50,000 Strzok-Page texts only include messages sent and received on FBI-issued Samsung phones - despite several text messages which make clear that the two agents also discussed their politically tainted investigations over their personal iPhones using iMessage. 

For investigators, those are particularly intriguing texts – what was so sensitive that they couldn't discuss on their work phones? – but the number of those texts is unknown. And of course, they have not been turned over to Congress. -Washington Examiner

In a January 19 letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Congressional investigators, the DOJ said that they would not be providing "purely personal" text messages.

"The department is not providing text messages that were purely personal in nature," Boyd wrote. "Furthermore, the department has redacted from some work-related text messages portions that were purely personal. The department's aim in withholding purely personal text messages and redacting personal portions of work-related text messages was primarily to facilitate the committee's access to potentially relevant text messages without having to cull through large quantities of material unrelated to either the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server or the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election."

Lastly, York notes that Boyd says special counsel Robert Mueller made redactions to the texts "in a few instances," which were "related to the structure, operation, and substance" of the Special Counsel's investigation because it is ongoing. The DOJ told Congress that they would "work with" them to further describe or even reveal redacted information in a "closed setting."

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III

As for the formerly missing text messages spanning December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017, there are several unanswered questions. As The Examiner notes: 

The time period involved, Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017, covered some of the key moments in the FBI's investigation of the Trump-Russia affair: conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak; the completion and publication of the intelligence community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election; the briefing in which FBI director James Comey told President-elect Donald Trump about the Trump dossier; the president's inauguration; the nomination and confirmation of new Justice Department leadership; Flynn's interview with the FBI (conducted by Strzok); Comey's assurances to Trump that he, Trump, was not under investigation; a variety of revelations, mostly in the Washington Post and New York Times, about various Trump figures under investigation; Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russia probe; the firing of top Obama Justice Department holdover Sally Yates; Trump's tweet alleging he was wiretapped; Trump's firing of Comey; and, finally, the appointment of Mueller.

Alas, it appears that the vast majority of text messages between the anti-Trump FBI investigators will remain in the dark for "personal" or "other reasons," despite the fact that they may shed further light on the agents' personalities, motivations, and the extent of their extreme political bias which clearly played a significant role in their investigations. 


SWRichmond ???ö? Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:09 Permalink

Why is personal business conducted on government equipment something to be withheld from the public?  That is the same logic as Hillary's private server emails and the discussions about yoga and weddings.

Also why are these people not being sanctioned for conducting personal business on government-issued equipment?  Why are the hours during which they conducted this personal business not being deducted from their salaries?

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Automatic Choke giovanni_f Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:55 Permalink

So let me get this straight:

  --->>> This guy was part of a conspiracy which fabricated documents claiming that DJT liked to pay prostitutes to piss on him...


  --->>>  They are redacting the majority of may be crucial evidence out of respect for his privacy in diddling his adulturess, with whom he doubtless had political conversations sprinkled with amorous meanderings?


And, to top it off, we're supposed to accept the redacting done by a government organization which has been caught lying and cheating a dozen times over this same set of issues in the last couple years?

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wildbad Big Creek Rising Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:31 Permalink

this shit is getting really fucking funny.

withholding wil only do themselves more harm. all of the evidence is available from the senders as well as the receivers and every electronic stagestop along the way. mobil->wlan->sending server->cloud->receiving server->mobile

the NSA has it, the providers have it, the FBI has it, the fucking AWAN brothers probably have it and you can bet ou ass that Trump and QAnon have it via their NSA intelligence connections.

let the corrupt FBI squirm and pretend and lie and finally be eviscerated and exposed for the shit they have become.

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FBaggins ATM Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:55 Permalink

There are obvious power struggles going on in the FBI between left and right and in the CIA most likely between left, right, Zionists, patriots and just the downright corrupt. 

Ex CIA analyst, Dr. Jerome Corsi, reveals in his video the other day said exactly what is at stake for America and what the globalists have been up to deconstruct your nation through the Democratic Party and likely many establishment members. The open border movement was intended to flood the US with economic migrants who would and have been getting their voting cards simply by showing a driver's licence. Accordingly, they all vote Democrat and would support the nation deconstruction agenda, with no real self-determination for naturalized Americans and those who have contributed anything to it. They are also the centre of the child-trafficking industry as witnessed by what the CIA knows and should be forced to reveal, regardless of who goes down.

Any people of any other nation who have pride it and want it to be a nation with self-determination as determined by its own people, and not by any outsiders, know that they not only have to control their borders, but that they have to strictly control through a trusted and transparent national agency their own voting procedures and laws, in order to ensure that only citizens can vote.

In the US even the dead can be registered, and people can be bussed around to vote more than once, which is absurd for any advanced or civilized nation. Even far more destructive is the attitude on the left where people think they have a right not only to ignore the present voting laws, but that they even have a right to allow and encourage people from other nations to flood into the US to swell their voting lists. That was their intention in their total nation deconstruction program so that the left could rule the nation indefinitely. And the Americans sit around and watch or merely debate the issue, which is even more absurd. Any people who really wanted their nation not only to be truly great, but to be subject to the will of the people, would insist that only their people had a right to vote, and the first measure apart from strictly enforcing immigration laws, would be to enact strict laws determining voter eligibility with at least 3 years of citizenship, and strict enforcement of such laws with criminal prosecution and lengthy jail terms for any kind of voter fraud.   


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WarPony SWRichmond Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:10 Permalink

"Why is personal business conducted on government equipment something to be withheld from the public?"

Flat out, it should not.  The government itself warns employees that they have absolutely NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY WHEN USING GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT, NONE, NADA, ZIP - Less than zero even. Period, end of story, no if ands or buts.

This is nothing but pure bullshit.

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BarkingCat WarPony Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:43 Permalink

Congress has the power of the purse. They can tell the FBI to turn over the documents or start looking for work as they will defund the agency out of existence. 


However, the FBI falls under the Justice Department which is part of the executive branch. 

They all work for Trump. He could order them to turn over everything requested to Congress. 

I know it may set a bad precedent as the president normally has a hands off approach to day to day operations of law enforcement but Congress has the power of oversight and the right to see these documents unless the president claims executive privilege. Trump has not claimed executive privilege. 

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Beowulf55 ???ö? Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:14 Permalink

And who is making these determinations?  Is the American public a bunch of cuckhold children?  The ultimate authority is the America people.  Who the hell do they think they are and who the hell thinks WE THE PEOPLE don't have the right to know what government is doing?



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Clinteastwood JohninMK Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:58 Permalink

Ding ding ding bingo!  You get the prize for refusing to be led down the garden path.  The glitch that ate 50,000 emails excuse didn’t fly, so now Stroke and Paige were having a “personal” [“affair”] conversation is cover for refusing to turn over the texts.  I don’t see ANY texts from/to these agents that seem personal or tender or anything otherwise that would lead me to believe they were having an affair.  FBI+DOJ = no credibility.

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GUS100CORRINA CheapBastard Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:07 Permalink

DOJ Withholding Over 85% Of Strzok-Page FBI Texts From Congressional Investigators

My response: Does everyone want to know why this is happening?

Below is a post from Q-ANON that provides insights as to why these texts are being withheld. EVERYONE IS IMPLICATED!!!!!!! Make sure you read the last couple of lines. By the way, SCJ Antonin Scalia is believed to have been murdered with a drug that creates a simulated heart attack and leaves no trace. ""Stage SC [AS [187]]"" Think movie titled "Pelican Brief". They (PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS) never thought she (HRC) could/would loose!!!!!

Jan 23 2018 03:47:32 Q
What would happen if texts originating from a FBI agent to several [internals] discussed the assassination (possibility) of the POTUS or member of his family?
What if the texts suggest foreign allies were involved? (England, Saudi Arabia?)

Forget the Russia set up [1 of 22].
This is only the beginning.
Be careful what you wish for.
Could messages such as those be publicly disclosed?
What happens to the FBI?
What happens to the DOJ?
What happens to special counsel?
What happens in general?
Every FBI/DOJ prev case could be challenged.
Think logically.
We haven’t started the drops re: human trafficking / sacrifices [yet][worst].
Those [good] who know cannot sleep.
Those [good] who know cannot find peace.
Those [good] who know will not rest until those responsible are held accountable.
Nobody can possibly imagine the pure evil and corruption out there.
Those you trust are the most guilty of sin.
Who are we taught to trust?
If you are religious, PRAY.
60% must remain private [at least] – for humanity.
These people should be hanging.


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New_Meat DownWithYogaPants Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:20 Permalink

There is no "right to privacy" on my company phone.  There is no "right to privacy" on a .gov phone.  The policies are very clear--no personal business on a phone paid by your employer.

Then we get to the lovey-dovey stuff, you all know, that "purely personal" stuff like how they have to get the secret society together to undo the results of a certified Electoral College decision and like how her down-facing dog is working out for them.

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WarPony New_Meat Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:28 Permalink

Ramifications of discovery - FIFY.  Like jail, civil war or just some lone-wolf who is thinking: "Start with the officers, then work your way down."

This is war people!  A "soft" coup is a coup nonetheless. "Nothing but a goddamned brainwashed cult." "Bring in the Apaches and strafe 'em."  "Kill 'em all." "I want to see blood." (Quotes the Associated Press published during the Freeman standoff in order to manufacture consent for murder.)

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Giant Meteor New_Meat Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:10 Permalink

Hell, I'll go ya one better! Apparently there is no right to privacy on any phone, or electronic communication device! So again, what we witness (what a shocker) is the application of the legal eagle double standard. Two sets of rules, or as someone else has recently mentioned, separate and unequal tears (tiers) of "justice."

Once again, there is precedence here, as in the "Glo Bull Financial Crisis." Systemically important, too big too fail, and by God, too big to jail!

Non prosecution agreements, no admission of guilt, tut tut, all that ..

Folks say, pull out the RICO book on these asshats, the very same refrain heard for YEARS after the economic meltdown, to deaf ears .. Why a bit of Sarbanes Oxley appropriately applied, ie; the current law of the land, and our friends, Loyd, Jamie, Corzine et al (among others) would be doing soft time,  bakin cookies in club FED this very moment! Ahhhh, no crimes committed they say, all stamped with the Congressional Good Seal of Housekeeping approval!

See a pattern here do ya? A parallel universe in the land of Oz ? A matrix perhaps?

No? Why you simply aren't paying attention!

And let me just clarify, if and when the time comes, as some of you suggest, when the LONG arm of the law intervenes, and real charges are brought, folks going to trial, pay ANYTHING like a real penalty for their crimes, I will be along soon thereafter and say why yes, I Giant Meteor am a Giant asshole, had this thing all wrong all along, and shall refrain ever more from uttering anything on the internets ..

Which frankly, would not be such a bad thing anyway ..

In fact, a very small price indeed, to see a bit of justice in the land ..

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Theosebes Goodfellow ???ö? Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:05 Permalink

~"The majority of the withheld messages were deemed "personal" or withheld for other reasons, according to York."~

So what's the difference here between what the FBI is doing and what Hillary did with her server emails? When you have the suspect being the arbiter of what you "need" to be shown then it's just a big horseshit show, sifting the droppings to find meat, (which from a horse's ass you'll find none).

The DOJ needs to appoint Larry Klayman special prosecutor in the whole DOJ, FBI, Obama, Clinton criminal conspiracy investigation.

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Winston Churchill Theosebes Goodfellow Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

The affair is probably cover from what we have seen,they don't text like lovers at all.

Its the first fallback limited hangout, and a reason not to release texts, like yoga and wedding planning

was the initial one was HRC.

I love horses, but I'm not going to fuck one,and if I ever did I'd pick a pretty fillie, not this one from

the knackers yard line.

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