To quote Dana Carvey’s “SNL” character, “The Church Lady,” “Well, isn’t this conveeeeeenient?” It seems that about five months’ worth of text messages between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and his girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, during a particularly critical period of the campaign/Hillary email investigation, have somehow failed to be retained by the FBI’s system, due to some sort of tech “glitch.” Sort of like the one that erased all those IRS records that might have proven targeting of Tea Party groups, or the one at the State Department that lost 33,000 of Hillary emails? You know, the ones federal agencies are required by law to preserve?
Where I come from, claiming that “the dog ate my evidence” is not cause for dropping an investigation. Oftentimes, it’s cause for adding another charge to the indictment. It’s especially rich when you consider these are the people who are allegedly trying to build a case for “obstruction of justice” against Trump for firing FBI head James Comey, whom he had the absolute power to fire for any reason, and who, as we are learning more every day, richly deserved to get the ax.
Frankly, I’m fed up with seeing well-connected insiders skate on abusing their power because the evidence conveniently disappeared. We all know that virtually everything we send by electronic means is recorded somewhere. It would be awfully ironic if the only text messages of the past eight years that weren’t recorded by the government were the ones between these two. I have just two words for the FBI on this topic: