It was announced earlier in the week that the FBI “failed to preserve” up to five months of text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok.
The messages which are available to the public show the FBI agent showed an obvious bias against Trump and for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election; they show Strzok considered an “insurance policy” to prevent Trump’s election; a “secret society” exists within the FBI and the Justice Department, reportedly working against Trump; that Strzok knew the FBI was not going to prosecute Hillary for her mishandling of emails on a private server before they interviewed her; there was nothing credible to the Russian investigation of Trump; and much more.
So, it leads one to wonder what is in the missing text messages.
But, as Fox News reports, CNN is hardly covering the story:
It’s not just five months of key texts between Trump-hating FBI agents that have gone missing – any significant CNN coverage of the burgeoning scandal at Langley also disappeared.
President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and political watchdogs are furious that the FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages between agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Trump called the missing texts “one of the biggest stories in a long time,” but CNN hardly covered it during the early stages of the news.
CNN is engaged in a long term attempt to cover up & discredit evidence of corruption at the highest levels of the FBI. https://t.co/TCA3rr12RJ
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 24, 2018
Check it out:
On Tuesday from 6-11 p.m. ET, CNN spent roughly 10 minutes covering the story, while Fox News analyzed it for more than an hour during the same time period. Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon didn’t spend any time on the missing text messages in their programs.
CNN’s Doug Criss doesn’t even feel that the story is among the “five things you need to know today,” listing the Mueller probe, immigration, a tragic school shooting, the latest on North Korea and yesterday’s Oscar news as things readers should be up to speed on before heading out the door on Wednesday morning.
No way those Strzok and Page texts are actually unobtainable & no chance those texts won’t be providing very important, highly relevant and absolutely necessary info re how/why Trump-Russia probe was launched. #FindTheTexts https://t.co/erQA6fW67x
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 24, 2018
CNN’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter led with the Mueller investigation and essentially mocked coverage of the missing texts. The newsletter detailed “new developments” in the inquiry, such as the possibility of Trump testifying, before noting “what the pro-Trump media is talking about” with a brief mention of a Republican senator calling “FBI officials’ texts ‘jaw-dropping.’”
Not only did the “Reliable Sources” newsletter essentially dismiss the story, it also categorized news that doesn’t fit CNN’s narrative as what “pro-Trump media” is covering.
The most underrated fact about the drama surrounding the FBI agents’ text messages is that they were discovered in an inspector general investigation launched at the behest of *Democrats* in Congress who thought the FBI was biased against Clinton
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) January 25, 2018
CNN’s lack of coverage continued into their news programs on Wednesday:
By Wednesday morning, CNN had covered the story on both television and its website, but not to the extent that something the president considers “one of the biggest stories in a long time” might seem to warrant.
“The major media never seem to care about missing emails or missing texts when it benefits the left. But they still obsess about Nixon’s missing tapes more than four decades later. In a sane world, deleting all three should concern journalists. But that’s clearly not the case,” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News. “This is insane.”
“Unprecedented” cooperation by the Trump team and unprecedented transparency on the part of Don Jr. while liberals continue to defend corrupt Hillary & her missing 33k emails & biased investigators & their “missing” texts. Ironic.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 24, 2018