Special Counsel Team Erased Lisa Page and Peter Strzok Phones After Being Notified of Biased Messages by Inspector General…

Another Inspector General Michael Horowitz report; ..another exercise in futility.

The DOJ Office of Inspector General has filed a 35-page report (full pdf below) outlining the issues with recovery of text messages from devices belonging to FBI attorney Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Page and Strzok transferred to the special counsel team when Robert Mueller took over the counterintelligence investigation, ie. “muh Russia”.  Within the report the IG notes that after the special counsels office was notified of the biased text messaging identified by Strzok and Page; and after Mueller removed them from the investigative team; the phones issued to Ms. Page and Mr. Strzok were reset removing any communication during their time on the special counsel team from discovery.  Here’s the pertinent part:

The full IG report is below.

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At this point it really is an exercise in futility to hold out hope that any corruption within the DOJ and FBI will be brought to the surface by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

As Horowitz goes through the details and circumstances surrounding the efforts undertaken by his office to retrieve the messages; and against the backdrop of almost identical conclusions within his prior two reports on McCabe leaking and FBI bias; the IG ends by saying all standard procedures were followed and there’s no evidence of bad intentions by the participants.

Nothing to see here…. move along, move along.

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423 Responses to Special Counsel Team Erased Lisa Page and Peter Strzok Phones After Being Notified of Biased Messages by Inspector General…

  1. VegasGuy says:

    Protect at all costs……

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Shark24 says:

    How long will Cold Anger hold? I have no recommendation at this point, just askin’.

    Liked by 9 people

    • It’s Cold Anger vs Yellow Vest. Who’s winning? I’m just askin’ too.

      Liked by 6 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      Probably at least til I’m outta here! The swamp, DNC, GOPe, MSM all the corrupters know if any type revolte against the corrupt system, Justice clowns, whatever. The police will be called, military if required as they will all take orders, lock up the folks. Orders they are trained and required to carry out even when given by the most corrupt individuals on the planet. That faithful execution of administering the law will also devior them also.

      This will not change or stop until the few remaining God fearing men and women stop catering to the scam of corruption and do the right thing. Example, voter fraud, ballot harvesting, illegal immigrant employment, tax evasion by Sharpton uncollected, Sessions silence in destroying his fathers name, daily lying propaganda as unfazed agenda drama by taxpayer funded U.N., as Soros et al preform freely in the USA, on and on.

      Wish I did not know now what I did not know then! Patiently praying to the greatest power as I ready for the worlds greatest miracle. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸❤️

      Liked by 4 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Cold Anger is wonderfully descriptive to describe a source for motivation and energy. Still. events persist in a futility of results that may change the current situation. Cold anger a a central fortifying concept can expand.

      IMO to pair Cold Anger with a specific strategy and tactics that may lead to granular changes that ultimately will reflect the larger Swamp picture. Even simple and focused things like calling Wray to the White House and have a meeting about the raid on the whistleblowers home. WHY? is something the peasants deserve to be informed about.

      Any counter steps to alert the other side that control is so homogenized that lies are provided as acceptable forms of legal communication. After 5 minutes in Meadows Hearing today and to watch the Democrat Ranking member, the majority to be will need broad map to find what used to be referred to as integrity.

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  3. Skip says:

    But wait. That new FBI show on TV said everything is OK. …Top.Men.

    Liked by 1 person

    • dd_sc says:

      Normally, I wouldn’t have thought twice abut a new cop show centered around the FBI, but with all that’s happened the last two years, I now find it to be suspicious.

      Liked by 4 people

      • snarkybeach says:

        they even made a Comey joke in the last episode…

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      • huecowacko says:

        It’s no coincidence, it’s deslgned to create in/brainwash the public to have a high opinion of the FBI, it’s nothing but PsyOps on the US public.
        BTW, Horowitz is a longtime crony/colleague of Comey’s from the DOJ SDNY office in the ’90s, he is also married to a CNN “journalist,” so why would we expect his investigations/reports to be less than futile?

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        • allhail2 says:

          I have absolutely ZERO RESPECT for anyone at the FBI, in any position, not even the mail clerk.

          When they do rise up and hang their own traitors, then I’ll reconsider. But only starting with the receptionist and maybe the janitor. Agents have a long row to hoe before I give a damn about them.

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  4. SpotTheSpook says:

    At this point, it appears Trump is going to need a REAL magic wand.

    Liked by 4 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      IMHO, he has it. Clue? “Will not know the hour or day”, me believing President Trump’s got this. As most other seem lost in indecision.

      Liked by 2 people

    • avi says:

      I agree.
      i just hope you don’t get attacked by the “trust the Plan” , “He’s got it” , “he knows more than we do” ” wait for the right moment” crowd that used to preach “Trust Sessions , big Ugly, 64-d chess, Huber and his millions of sealed indictments” . they can be harsh

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  5. lurker2 says:

    (hair flip)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Cheesehead54016 says:

    I find it amazing and troubling that we put so much faith/trust into the DOJ institution when it is now proven that the DOJ really doesnt deserve our Faith or Trust. In fact…… it angers me so much that I will continue to support all Swamp Draining by those who show me they intend to help in Swamp Draining efforts. Please continue to try draining it PORUS DT.

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  7. andy says:

    And worse than that, the collection tool is not collecting all messages when it is working.
    related to enterprise.db file.

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  8. But, but, Q said Boom! I see no Boom here.

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  9. Midnight Rambler says:

    C’mon man…somethin’ has to give here. It’s become so over the top that someone needs to step in.

    Liked by 8 people

  10. fanbeav says:

    So nothing will ever be done to this traitorous scum except reported on sites like this or on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

    So what leverage does President Trump have over these evil people to stop them from taking down him and his family?

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    • Zorro says:

      We, the people, could be leverage. I could fly to DC tomorrow morning but I wouldn’t be very effective alone. What is the organizing force that gets you, and the guy in X and the gal in Y to join in at the same time ? There is none which is why, no matter how much you or I are willing to go, it will never happen.

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  11. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Sorry for laziness but Can someone remind me of how exactly we did end up receiving the second or third batch of some of the text messages? And also remind me whether we are sure we did receive all the texts after all?

    Also what happened with the production of emails for Strzok Page comey et al?

    Anyway at this point, as stated before, at the very least we are privy to a pulling of the proverbial curtain- revealing depths of corruption, incompetence and mendacity that none of us, no matter how cynical, could have envisioned.
    So we got that going for us.

    Mother. F. Ers.

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  12. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    These bastards are playing with jet fuel near an open flame. This will not end well.

    Liked by 2 people

    • montanamel says:

      That is for sure….just as soon as I can get this match lite or find an open flame!
      Yellow jackets/vest = 31 vs Cold Anger = 6 …. it’s half-time….time for a pee and some suds… Check-6

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  13. Jambo says:

    We all out of white hats now?

    The entire corrupt traitorous house of cards just needs one puff of wind but their ain’t nobody in Washington with any blow in them.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. G3 says:

    We simply reset their phones – having learned that destroying them with a hammer was frowned upon. Thanks, Hillary.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. GumboPot says:

    Nothing will be done. Anything associated with the name Clinton will be protected at all costs.

    Nothing will be done and the sad part of it is the GOP is in on swamp protection team just like the Dems.

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    • phattcat says:

      My Lords I call to order
      On the issue of the enviroment
      Nothing is being done

      My lords we can’t keep dancing along
      Pretending everything is just fine
      The consequences are devastating
      We must strike out and rescue this
      Fine earth upon which we live
      Mother nature as suffered far too long and quite enough
      What’s she been said my lords
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      I repeat nothing nothing nothing is being done

      Order
      Order

      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done

      I suggest that the floor be passed to Mr. Beck

      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done

      My Lords

      My Lords

      The consequences are devastating

      Much is being said my Lords
      But nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done
      Nothing is being done

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  16. JMC says:

    Obstruction of Justice.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. gary says:

    i watched two egg head accountants today outline the indictment of the clinton foundation,and inaction by irs,fbi and doj officials,in a hearing on c span. no way the deep state can cover now.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      Still required is a prosecuting attorney and a court that will hear the formulated case. DoJ remains a foreign concept.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “required is a prosecuting attorney and a court that will hear the formulated case.”

        How about POTUS firing AAG’s and nominating new people until he finds one that WILL do something? there has been more than enough evidence uncovered, as well as destroyed. POTUS said he was going to decline to get involved in the DOJ situation, unless conditions absolutely warranted it. Well, just what kind of conditions are those, Mr. President? Your millions of supporters are starting to wonder out here.

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  18. quintrillion says:

    Well isn’t that another cold slap in the tax payers face. The whole DC swamp is set up to collect our money spy on us and protect it’s criminal self. past, present & future Totally corrupted. FUBAR.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Bone Fish says:

    This whole charade has always only been about covering up deep state and big club member tracks for all of ‘em to remain free, financially wealthy and above the law. Unfortunately, 95%+ of American citizens remain asleep while it happens.

    Until we start seeing heads hit baskets, repricing of assets to fair value and return to an original ‘These United States Of America’ constitution, nothing will change.

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    • prOfounDGullet says:

      Is kinda like the Iran Sanctions racket under Clinton tenure… where his best Buddy M. Rich was in there doing business whilst nobody else legally could, nor should he have been. The guy gets caught and old Willy gives him the Pardon… in return for donations…. LOL.

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  20. spoogels says:

    Now THIS is O B S T R U C T I O N

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Local Treeper says:

    Sorry but the Conservative Treehouse is constantly outing itsrlf as controlled op. Sundance your fatalistic outlook has caused me to move away from your info. I suggest others consider the same.

    Why so negative?

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  22. Does the NSA have copies?
    Can S&S still be charged with SOMETHING without the text messages in question?

    Liked by 2 people

  23. sundance says:

    Notice how no-one ever asks why the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages were redacted in the first place?

    Liked by 13 people

    • deepdivemaga says:

      Bannon was right when he said its going to take decades to drain this mess.

      Liked by 2 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      There are a LOT of questions NOT being asked.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Greg1 says:

      That is an irrefutable point.

      They were redacted to cover up what was said and protect them, and other participants in the scheme.

      It was not a coincidence that the phones were wiped after Mueller was informed about the text messages that were proof of wrongdoing. It was no accident, either.

      A while back, a few months at least, Rudy made a comment in an interview asking what the inspectors of Trump would do when their communications and bias gets exposed. I don’t know if that was fully intended to be rhetorical or not. It would be beautiful if the clearly partisan members of Mueller’s organization were to have had confidence in their communications never being made public. And yet they were. Trouble is, after S &P texts were pointed out to Mueller, you KNOW he had everyone on his team get rid of all compromising materials and set countermeasures on how to communicate without revealing their true bias and intent.

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    • bigd57 says:

      Uhh, you can maybe get the phones in the government from the people who were redacted and maybe get additional information about the plot before their phones were reset???

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    • OSP says:

      SD…what about this:
      “The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General initiated this investigation upon being notified of a gap in text message data collection during the period December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, from Federal Bureau of Investigation mobile devices assigned to FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page relevant to a matter being investigated by the OIG’s Oversight and Review Division,” writes the report.

      “The OIG forensically recovered thousands of text messages from FBI mobile devices issued to Strzok and Page through its multiple extraction efforts. Approximately 9,311 text messages were recovered from Strzok’s S5 [Samsung],” adds the document. “Approximately 10,760 text messages were recovered from Page’s S5.”

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    • Zorro says:

      Wow SD..we were blind but now we see? SD, who knows what is in the redactions or is the source material destroyed ?

      Like

  24. Michael says:

    Much like Obammy’s entire presidency, I’m sure the IG didn’t know anything about it until he read it in the paper. Same half a dozen excuses recycled over and over. A proproganda machine that’s never curious if Democrats are involved, a party that is predominantly eRinos that prefers fighting for scraps instead of governing, and a dimwitocrat party that is okay with communism so long as they’re in power – & the abandonment of any held morals or values in pursuit of that power. Meanwhile, the middle class of America continues to get crapped on from all sides while being talked to like they’re 2nd graders not smart enough to come in out of the rain.
    I swear it looks like either the flat-out surrender of the Republican Party or a ‘hot’ civil war is inevitable.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Neil M. Dunn says:

    Trump should forget about any “leverage” and release for public scrutiny almost everything before it is all destroyed.

    Liked by 5 people

    • butch cassidy says:

      Neil,you watch, they will stop him from doing that. We are getting to a point of no return. They don’t even care how all this looks. From what happened here to the raiding of the whistle blowers home.this is blatant, in your face corruption and the media is complicit.
      Trumps going to need a lot of help and I don’t think he is going to get it.We’ll see.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      “Trump should …”
      Trust Trump.

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  26. Where is Whitaker?

    It CANNOT be “standard procedure” to re-issue those phones and erase their data, when the FBI had already been informed BY THE OIG as part of its own investigation, that Page and Strzok bias had been uncovered. That would be exonerating them after investigation had already compromised them and before the investigation was complete. It is blatant criminal behavior on the part of the FBI.

    President Trump should not accept this report. He should fire the people involved and in charge of allowing this criminality.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. George Hicks says:

    Nothing that a FISA warrant and a few NSA searches can’t handle.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. mugzey302 says:

    The NSA has it all. Every text.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. Gary Lacey says:

    But, but, but the NSA has the files

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  30. TexasDude says:

    May be we shouldn’t br counting on any DOJ investigation to help with anything …

    “The witnesses told the committee today they had to send their evidence to the Huber investigation THREE TIMES because they kept losing it.”

    AG Sessions assigned Huber to investigate the Clinton email issue.

    “Meadows told the audience today at the beginning of the hearing that the Department of Justice was unwilling to make John Huber available for the hearing today.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/huge-clinton-foundation-witnesses-say-huber-team-lost-their-evidence-had-to-send-it-three-times-only-interested-cuz-of-todays-hearing-video/

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    • ArkansasLiving says:

      I found it interesting that the Atlanta IRS was giving them fits. I know Bill Clinton is well Connected to some folks out that way… Even one of his Secret Service Agents from the 90’s lived there. Is Quite interesting to be honest. Sounds like things are more corrupt than everyone has imagined. We all know the deck is stacked against the regular person, or even candidate for the US Presidency, but who knew the corruption was this bad?

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    • Sassy says:

      Just running out the clock.

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  31. akathesob says:

    Nope, no complicity at all. And too protect and serve their dark overlords needs.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Judith says:

      I had figured they would sacrifice a few little guppies, at least, to protect the deep swamp monsters. And that would be it.

      I’m almost glad I was wrong about that. If nobody at all is held to account, and they continue to taunt us with the false arrest of patriots, then people might actually grow a pair and *demand* that justice be served.

      This may get very interesting.

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  32. alliwantissometruth says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s not our government. It’s a rogue government owned by globalist money and run by globalist puppets

    They can essentially do anything they want, and apparently there’s no power strong enough to stop them

    All the bases have been covered. Almost every politician from the top down. Congress and the Senate. Almost every official and bureaucrat. The judges. Law enforcement. All bought and paid for puppets of this masquerade we call a government

    There’s no outcry from those charged with overseeing this out of control criminal cabal because they’re all in on it

    When the system is corrupt and everyone in power (except Trump) sides with the corruption, when our voting system is an absolute fraud, when so many of our own citizens are too stupid to understand or simply don’t care, how can it be stopped?

    I’m glad I’m not young, because I wouldn’t want to live in this country in the future. The weak willed and feeble minded brainwashed masses are allowing this country to be turned into a lawless, third world shithole ripe for a dictatorship and filled with misery and despair

    I simply can’t believe we’ve gotten to this point in my lifetime

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  33. California Joe says:

    This is total nonsense! FBI would keep the same phone for years regardless of what task force or assignment they were on. Nobody in the FBI changes for phones because their “assignment” changed! The OIG Horowitz should know that or he’s not fit to pour piss from a boot with instructions written across the back.

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    • ArkansasLiving says:

      My understanding is that once any wrongdoing was found, under a clean, normal situation all evidence would have to be retained and logged not once, but also copies of said wrongdoing.

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    • Jambo says:

      Mueller’s mob play by different rules. Zero oversight, protect at all costs.
      They are the dam wall that keeps the swamp firmly in place. No sunlight must get in, seal all cracks.

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    • mimbler says:

      They are changing from FBI to DOJ. Different agencies and different inventory.

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    • aj says:

      Yes, phones are bought by the unit entity and stay with that entity because they pay the bill. So, when a govt employee moves the phone stays (especially the phone number). The phone does not contain official records in most cases so they are erased and given to the next employee in the unit. The official records for email are kept on the email server. I am not sure if there is an official record for text messages since the regulations are behind the times. Not only that, but the FBI is known for having one of the worst IT systems in the federal government. So, the conclusion of no criminal intent is a justifiable conclusion.

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      • California Joe says:

        Absolutely not! The FBI agents assigned to the Mueller team didn’t work for the DOJ. They are still FBI agents using the same car and equipment including the cell phone they’ve always used. The DOJ would never issue FBI agents a cell phone and I know that for a fact! Horowitz was handed a line of BS and he willingly took it.

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  34. CNY3 says:

    What am I missing? I thought all the text messages were recovered because they were read by the committee confronting Strzok on the televised event. The comments made about his texts to his lover Lisa. Is this something new??

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    • nimrodman says:

      Yes, it’s something new.

      Those were their FBI phones you’re talking about.

      This article is discussing their DOJ phones while they were on detail to Mueller’s team to continue the “counterintelligence operation” started by FBI.

      I think I have that right, amenable to correction by anyone more knowledgeable.

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  35. montanamel says:

    Get out the hammers…!
    Order in the mattresses…!
    Truckload of pasta and weenies…!

    I may have to take a ROAD TRIP real soon….
    That way there’s no TSA fingers or scanners to worry about enroute…

    Guess I’ll pull a trailer, due to the weight of those pallets of 7.62mm…

    Anyone want to form up a convoy along the way east??? I’ll be listening on 146.520 KHz FM.
    Don’t run chicken band…

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  36. If it’s FEDeral, it’s crooked. Always been that way.

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  37. ABN says:

    Today – The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 ‘Lost’ Strzok and Page Texts

    After a number of steps by the OIG, “was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical problems with its text message collection tool.”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/12/13/breaking-doj-ig-report-strzok-and-page-n2537436

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  38. For the sake of discussion; let us suppose that IG Horowitz is an honest and diligent investigator.
    And as such, as the procedures require, he informs the appropriate management/supervisory personnel when an “issue” is discovered.

    Unfortunately, the management/supervisory personnel involved feel that Rule of Law, Integrity, and Constitutional Authority do no apply to them in these particular instances. Why? Because Trump…(fill in the blank). And as such, they feel no obligation to uphold said Rules nor recognize said Authority and are free to commit any and all actions that will enable them to continue the corrupt activity without obstruction.

    Since it appears the Mueller, RR, McCabe, Wray, Comey, Brennan, Rice, Clinton (any and/or all) Huma, and the multitude of others that are central figures in this never ending saga feel that US Code does not apply to them because they are on a “divine mission” to rid the world of “Trump and his ilk”, and it seems that no “establishment legal entity” is willing to hold them accountable for anything. Perhaps it is time for these folks to be transferred to the jurisdiction of the Court Common Sense.

    Fortunately, the Court of Common Sense is directed by the principles of “If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck; it must be a duck”.

    These folks are “ducks”; and infected with a disease that places all “ducks” in imminent danger. They must be “isolated” from the general “duck population” with extreme measures to prevent the continued spread of the disease.

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  39. kallibella says:

    Oh!!!! What a surprise!!!!! Right???!!!!
    NOT!!!
    The DOJ/FBI don’t surprise me at all when it comes to corruption and all things swampy. Not at all.
    The truth goes to die there.
    If anything is to happen to bring the criminals to justice won’t be due to the DOJ/FBI efforts. I keep hearing that they are for the most part good people doing their job to protect us, but all I keep hearing and seeing is how they time and again prove the opposite.

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    • Bummer_Man says:

      Pray to God it is never you or a loved one in their sights…trust me, you’d be in prison for 1/50th of what these sick freaks have done…our govt. has become perverse.

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  40. Arrest Soros says:

    These are the iPhones that were issued to S&P for their time at the Mueller SC, not their phones from their earlier time at the FBI and DoJ.
    Looks to me like Mueller is destroying evidence. I’ll bet there were some damning evidence on those phones.
    The solution is simple, but the execution of the solution may not be.
    Other Mueller staff have iPhones issued to them. Kick down an office door or two and grab all those phones. They will have similar damning evidence as the S&P phones.

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  41. Firefly says:

    The Mark Meadows hearing today had two whistleblowers who said Huber only recently called them about the documents they turned over in March 2017. And Huber in the recent call requested the whistleblowers resend the document because the fbi didn’t have them.

    The fbi and mueller gang are doing a cleanup/get trump operation. Hope they don’t make such an example out of PTrump to scare away future outside presidential candidates.

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    • Jambo says:

      If Muller et al succeed, there will never be another outsider Presidential candidate.

      The purpose of the entire anti-Trump pile on is to make sure of that. The US intelligence service has six ways from a Sunday of getting back at you, remember?

      President Trump was a mistake, they want to erase that mistake and you can be damn sure if they succeed there will no second slip up.

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  42. Bummer_Man says:

    I hate this stuff, it is so corrupt – words truly fail. God, our top level law enforcement makes the old Soviet system look desirable. Bloody hell!

    Liked by 1 person

  43. dd_sc says:

    How convenient that the SCO gets to review the texts etc … and determine if anything is (currently) substantive instead of just doing a complete backup in case any items become substantive in the future.

    Any place I’ve worked with QA/QC requirements, all data is archived – it’s the only way to be objective.

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    • T man says:

      That was my thought. He doesn’t get to decide. Just remove data from the phone so it can be reissued but that data should not be destroyed. It should be somewhere.

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  44. pnj01 says:

    Given the need for integrity in the DOJ, Acting AG Whitaker TOMORROW ought to order the immediate surrender of all SCO phones for a copying function. Agents and technical people ought to descend on the SCO TOMORROW and demand the immediate surrender of all phones and computers, armed with an order from the Acting AG. Once the phones/computers are copied, they ought to be returned to the SCO so its work can resume and the copies ought to be kept under lock and key in an appropriately secured evidence room.

    Whitaker ought to then instruct the SCO that its practice must be to surrender any computers or phones once they stop being used without erasure. The SCO’s document retention processes should be revised to prevent any erasures/clean-ups without a review by appropriate supervision from Main Justice.

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  45. G. Combs says:

    Time to disband the FBI and the DOJ and go back to Roy bean style ‘Frontier Justice’. 😡

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  46. platoriusnepos says:

    Merry Christmas to the Deep State. Waiting for Godot.

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  47. Piggy says:

    IG’s are really just auditors. What I mean by this is they work for a Command or in this case the DoJ. They are used for internal inspection/reporting for compliance.

    They just investigate they can’t prosecute. They write a report and the Command is the entity who decides what action to take.

    The Command (DoJ) has say on what’s done, have things changed, and sometimes discard things outright. They have ultimate say on corrective actions.

    The Command (DoJ) looks over report after the IG has scrutinized and prepared report for viewing. Reports can be changed.

    The DoJ will do anything to protect Anthrax Liar Mueller. They must at this point.

    Congress is not overseeing jack. They’re to busy on phones whoring for donations during these fake investigations. If you ask me they’re scared of the FBI. I would say there’s a high probability they have dirt on all of Congress. The FBI has done this before.

    These people will all walk. Congress has heads up donors behinds and collecting checks for nothing.

    Politicians only care about two things keeping their job and acquiring more power. The DoJ/FBI/Anthrax Liar Mueller are all politicians…

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  48. Mojo says:

    There is no way you’ll ever convince me those messages are not recoverable (same for Hillary’s emails). The FBI and Horowitz just aren’t wanting to find them, so they don’t look….just like the McCabe investigation into Hillary’s missing emails…you say “we. Any find them”…end of story.

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  49. Ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. I understand this SC TM part less sinisterly than Treepers.
    Strzok being seconded to SC team is a natural staffing extension of the prior FBI counterintelligence investigation (but note in passing this also means the whole Mueller charter is illegit because SC DO NOT inherit/conduct counterintelligence investigation, and also require a putative predicate US crime—28CFR§600.4–of which none is yet in evidence).
    So, Strzok is issued an SC iPhone when he joins the SC team. The DoJ IG later gets him fired from SC for palpable bias. So he hands in his SC iPhone, and some nameless GS 1.5 does what his orders require: wipe it, reset to factory settings, get ready to issue again to next SC hire.

    Or, paraphrasing Hanlon’s Razor, never ascribe to malicious intent that which is explained by mere stupidity.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Your explanation makes perfect sense if we were talking about some random government functionary in a random branch of government simply moving from one section to another because of a change in jobs. This is not the case here.

      This is about a high-level employee under a growing and darkening cloud of suspicion being transferred because of allegations that he engaged in serious misconduct.

      His leadership at SC and DOJ must have been aware of the possible evidentiary nature of all government equipment in his possession, and were required to take due diligence in protecting that evidence for future investigations.

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    • Comrade Mope says:

      Lemme tell you these swampcritters are some pretty smart fellers. But I have seen how builders operate. I know Trump is waiting for the right time. Reminds me of a builder I know that had an embezzler arrested on Christmas Eve. Waited over a month and paid a PI more than what was stolen. That’s brutal. I’m just gunna Let Trump be Trump.
      I guarantee he has this one.

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    • mike says:

      You make sense to me counselor. The problem here is that we have been in this fight a long time and want justice. We’re worn out, tired and frustrated and our ego’s are involved; we want to be proven right because we are right. We feel like we’re fighting a losing battle. The corruption seems endless and so entrenched as to be unbeatable, hence our over reaction to more seemingly bad news. To all you Treepers out there remember this: the harder the fight, the greater the victory! Stay engaged and positive as much as possible. Keep the faith cause it’s being tested now.

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    • DJ says:

      “So he hands in his SC iPhone, and some nameless GS 1.5 does what his orders require: wipe it, reset to factory settings, get ready to issue again to next SC hire.”
      —————————————————————————————————–
      Yep, that’s my take also. The report does say that Strzok’s phone was checked for data when he handed it over prior to wiping and nothing “substantive” was found. Lisa’s iPhone, on the other hand was “missing” for several months before it was located and had apparently been wiped prior to its rediscovery.

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    • Piggy says:

      I can see someone not knowing what’s on the phone and blindingly erasing. I think many times we think these people are smarter then what they really are.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Why are you excluding Mueller from your description? Mueller was the one who fired Strzok. Mueller knew that Strzok and Page had at the very least misbehaved. Mueller knew that the IG was investigating Strzok and Page. Mueller should have preserved the evidence. Mueller knew better … just like Hillary Clinton did when she scrubbed 30k emails. They knew the evidence was damning. Don’t make excuses for corrupt people. There was no stupidity.

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  50. Richard Whitney says:

    I believe that every phone call and text message between those phones and corresponding phones were recorded, and stored somewhere. Along with the geolocation. Doing the factory reset made them feel better, but they are only about as technologically sophisticated as a Podesta.
    How do the dates correlate, between the ‘wiped’ phones and Nellie getting her ham radio license.
    Good luck, Nellie.

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    • DJ says:

      If you are referring to the NSA, well I don’t know about that. But if you are referring to the DOJ, they have stated on multiple occasions that they do not have text message capture and storage systems like the FBI does. One doesn’t have to think very hard to understand why that would be their policy.

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