FBI failed retaining text conversation occurred between two FBI agents, who were the parts of probe of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for a period of five month that ends the day with a special counsel appointed for the investigation of possible links of Trump campaign with Russia, says the latest congressional letter.
A letter was sent by Senator Ronald Harold Johnson (R-Wis.), the chairman at The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to Christopher A. Wray, Director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The letter says that a new text conversation occurred between a senior FBI officer Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, FBI lawyer, has been turned over to the lawmakers by the Justice Department. Since, the messages haven’t been disclosed publicly.
Peter Strzok was dismissed from Trump probe, when he and Lisa Page were discovered by the internal investigators, who were involved in the conversation and exchanged pro-Clinton and anti-Trump texts while investigation of both of the presidential candidates was going on.
Later during the same month, Congress was provided with the hundreds of pages of conversation by the Justice Department. Republicans stated that the text conversations have disclosed news about the political bias at the highest levels of bureau.
The Justice Department was previously informed by FBI that, “Many FBI-provided Samsung 5 mobile devices did not capture or store text messages due to mis-configuration issues related to roll outs, provisioning and software upgrades that conflicted with the FBI’s collection capabilities. Data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected.”