In a new and potentially explosive revelation, the two pro-Clinton, anti-Trump officials at the center of a growing scandal at the agency were eager to “get around” rules requiring the preservation of their phone texts and even sought to get different phones that would make that easier.
What’s more, according to newly released texts between former agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, ignoring the archiving rules was widely accepted throughout the Obama government.
In new texts between the two released Thursday by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Page wrote that she was to get an Apple iPhone, likely from the FBI’s IT director.
Texted Strzok: “Hot damn. I’m happy to pilot that…we get around our security/monitoring issues?”
Page: “No, he’s proposing that we just stop following them. Apparently the requirement to capture texts came from omb, but we’re the only org (I’m told) who is following that rule. His point is, if no one else is doing it why should we.” (Read more from “Uh-Oh: New Texts from Anti-Trump FBI Agents Show They Tried to Evade Rule to Archive Messages” HERE)