As you may well know, the FBI stated that over 50,000 text messages between the anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and ii (an unknown participant) were totally and utterly lost leaving them to shift blame Samsung.
They made this claim when the FBI told the DOJ “many FBI-provided Samsung 5 mobile devices did not capture or store text messages due to misconfiguration issues related to roll-outs, provisioning, and software upgrades that conflicted with the FBI’s collection capabilities.”
Oh how easy it seems, right? Say I’m wearing a tin foil hat but it seems very convenient.
The 50k+ text messages happened during the most crucial portions of Donald Trump and his oath of office; National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Strzok interviewed, was fired; the controversial anti-Trump dossier was published; the president fired FBI Director James Comey; and special counsel Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.
Why did it take so long to “notice” these missing texts? Who will explain the issue – exactly what happened?
Trump took to Twitter in a sort of protest: “Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!”
Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
So that’s the story thus far… The FBI are now claiming that THOUSANDS of FBI cellphones were affected by the same “glitch” which caused the 50,000+ text messages to be deleted… with the originally FBI telling Fox News that they have “no comment”.
According to the Fox News report, the glitch allegedly affected nearly 10% of the FBI’s 35,000~ employees.
Fox writes that “Senior Department of Justice officials told Fox News they are “taking steps” to possibly recover the texts from the appropriate cellphone carriers. The same officials told Fox News they are also making every effort to track down the physical cellphones in question so they could be subject to a forensic review.”
One would think that Samsung could potentially recover these texts… or hell, let’s ask the NSA.