I’ve mentioned that there are multiple closely related investigations ongoing into proceedings at the FBI/DoJ. Now we see the first fruits of that approach. Our nominee for the first perjury charge would be Assistant AG for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd.
He just replied to the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) [Ron Johnson (R-WI),] claiming that the FBI was unable to preserve text messages between the two agents for a five month period between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 – due to “misconfiguration issues” with FBI-issued Samsung 5 devices used by Strzok and Page (despite over 10,000 texts which were recovered from their devices without incident).
One small problem with that.
The Inspector General for the FBI/DOJ (Michael Horowitz) was able to recover those messages, and said so in a letter dated August 10th 2017.
Who’s Lying: FBI Says 5 Months Of Texts “Lost,” Yet IG Horowitz Says His Office Received Them In August
By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge
However – as the Gateway Pundit‘s Josh Caplan points out, the lost text messages are in direct contradiction to a December 13, 2017 letter from the DOJ’s internal watchdog – Inspector General Michael Horowitz, to Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley and HSGAC Chairman Ron Johnson, in which he claims he received the texts in question on August 10, 2017.
In gathering evidence for the OIG’s ongoing 2016 election review, we requested, consistent with standard practice, that the FBI produce text messages from the FBI-issued phones of certain FBI employees involved in the Clinton email investigation based on search terms we provided. After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton e-mail server investigation. The FBI produced these text messages on July 20, 2017. Following our review of those text messages, the OIG expanded our request to the FBI to include all text messages between Strzok and Page from November 30, 2016, through the date of the document request, which was July 28, 2017.
The OIG received these additional messages on August 10, 2017.
We are way beyond the point of giving the DoJ and FBI any benefit of any doubt. Give them their day in court instead.
I say let Mr. Boyd explain himself to a Jury.
The Attorney General of the United States steps up:
In a statement to Fox News, Sessions said:
“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source.
“If we are successful, we will update the congressional committees immediately.”
Sessions added that:
“I have spoken to the Inspector General and a review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way.”
“If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken.”
It now appears that Stephen Boyd was just the messenger, the perjurer is the one who reported the texts were “not preserved” to him…