(National Sentinel) Obamagate: Republican lawmakers are demanding that the Department of Justice appoint a second special counsel to look into how the FBI could have lost a group of texts involving disgraced counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok.
Over the weekend, The Associated Press reported that the Justice Department turned over to Congress an additional batch of text messages involving Stzrok, but that for ‘technical reasons’ could not retrieve about five months’ worth of communications.
The AP noted further:
New text messages highlighted in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve discussion of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. They reference Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to accept the FBI’s conclusion in that case and a draft statement that former FBI Director James Comey had prepared in anticipation of closing out the Clinton investigation without criminal charges.
Following revelations about that so-called glitch, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, renewed his earlier call for a second special counsel to begin probing what he and other Republicans say is a mounting scandal.
“First the IRS destroyed emails pivotal to our investigation of their political targeting. Now the FBI ‘failed to preserve’ texts between Peter Strzok & Lisa Page following the ’16 election. The time for a second special counsel is now,” he tweeted.
In addition, House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., echoed Jordan’s call.
“Unreal. We’ve been asking for the remaining text messages between anti-Trump FBI agents (and former Mueller team members), Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The FBI now says the texts are ‘missing.’ If it wasn’t already clear we need a second special counsel, it’s abundantly clear now,” he tweeted.
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