Fox News’ Jesse Watters turned the spotlight on the hypocrisy of Democrats again in a discussion on the latest reports that the FBI claims to have lost five months of critical text messages by bureau employees.
Watters and Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov spoke with Sean Hannity Tuesday about the FBI’s admission that it “failed to preserve” approximately 50,000 text messages between anti-Trump members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
“Do you see a pattern here, Jessica with your side?” Hannity asked the Democratic straetegist after noting previous examples of missing or destroyed evidence. “Does this sound like a cover-up to you?”
“I break so many computers and not because I’m a liberal,” Tarlov responded, referring to Hannity’s examples. “Not with hammers. I have not used BleachBit. I think you’ve asked me that before. It still the same answer. I’ve never used BleachBit. It doesn’t seem like a cover up to me. It doesn’t.”
Her reply prompted Watters to fire off a challenge.
“What if Don Jr.’s emails from five months suddenly disappear. Wouldn’t that be suspicious?” he asked.
“Ding ding ding. Point for Watters,” Hannity interjected as Watters added that it was a “common sense” question.
Tarlov noted the “number of technological things that can occur” and questioned how “people who took this oath to uphold justice in this country” could deliberately lose information.
The Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, Stephen Boyd, revealed in a letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that a technical glitch was to blame for the loss of five months worth of texts between Strzok, deputy director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, and FBI attorney Page. Previous texts released from the two, who allegedly were having an affair, contained descriptions of Trump as “an idiot” and a “menace.”
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to “leave no stone unturned” in finding what really happened to the missing messages that covered a time period from Trump’s transition into the White House to the start of Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The president was outraged at the revelation and slammed the FBI on Twitter.
In one of the biggest stories in a long time, the FBI now says it is missing five months worth of lovers Strzok-Page texts, perhaps 50,000, and all in prime time. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
Meanwhile, texts that were not missing have apparently revealed that Strzok and Page discussed a “secret society” in the Department of Justice and the FBI that would begin the work of undermining Trump if he were elected president.
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