Investigations into possible corruption on the Mueller investigation team hit a brick wall recently when it was discovered that, in violation of FBI policy, almost six months’ worth of texts between two former employees, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, had gone missing.
These texts are of particular interest to investigators and politicians, as they covered the time period leading up to the formation of the Mueller investigative team, as well as the formation of the special investigation in the first place.
However, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has recovered many of these missing texts, hoping to shed further light on the anti-Trump leanings of at least two members of the Mueller team.
There is no word as to what portion of the missing texts they expect to recover, but the Department of Justice is hopeful that they will be able to recover enough texts to piece together the events the investigation is concerned with.
The ‘missing’ texts all come from between December 2016 and May 2017, which is a very important span of time for those investigating possible mishandling of the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation that was launched after President Donald Trump won the Presidency from Hillary Clinton.
The investigation into President Trump and alleged Russian collusion is based almost entirely on evidence produced or disseminated between June of 2016 and May of 2017, and understanding the basis for the special investigation is important for understanding possibly corrupt motivations for launching it.
On Wednesdays, officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) stated that the ‘glitch’ that failed to record communications between FBI agents did not just impact communications between Strzok and Page, but communications between ‘thousands’ of government employees utilizing FBI-issued smartphones.
Even if there is no evidence of wrongdoing or political partisanship between Strzok and Page in their work with Mueller, the idea that the federal government’s primary law enforcement agency would magically lose almost a year’s worth of communications.
Communications between government agents, agencies, and actors are supposed to be recorded and stored. These communications are supposed to be available for review by citizens and government watchdogs via the Freedom of Information Act, and as the FBI is a law enforcement agency, these communications may also be important for those being accused of wrongdoing.
It is currently believed that the basis for launching the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion is entirely based on the infamous dossier produced by a former British Intelligence agent.
The dossier he produced, commonly known as the Trump-Russia dossier or the Steele dossier (named after Christopher Steele, the man who authored it) is decidedly not a valid reason for launching an investigation, and if it IS the basis for the special investigation than Mueller’s investigation should be ended.
The Steele dossier is not an actual and honest investigation into possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump, it is a political smear campaign that was bought and paid for by two political rivals.
Production of the document finished while the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC were paying for the dossier to be produced. In other words, the dossier has been a political smear tool since its beginning.
Further, much of the document is either impossible to confirm or is known to be outright false. For example, the document claimed that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, traveled to the Czech Republic to meet with Russian officials on behalf of the Donald Trump campaign.
Michael Cohen has never been to the Czech Republic, so the meeting cannot possibly have occurred, no matter what the dossier would like to claim.
If the Steele dossier is the basis for launching the special investigation into President Donald Trump and allegations of Russian collusion, then the investigation is pointless and a waste of money.
If FBI employees decided that they should use an obviously partisan document designed to demean a presidential candidate as the basis for an investigation, then the FBI needs new leadership, and agents need to be fired.
As of this writing, there has been no major charge filed in the Mueller investigation. The handful of charges have nothing to do with Russian collusion of any sort, and many are only charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
The left may not want to hear it, but this investigation is a witch hunt run by people who wish President Trump did something wrong. And when it comes to light that the special investigation was entirely pointless and based on an insubstantial and politically-motivated document, it will only harm the left in 2018 and 2020.