For some reason, the people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation just do not want to send former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s text messages to the Senate. It’s like it would be political Kryptonite or something. For the most part, the person taking the heat for this is current FBI Director Christopher Wray. It is assumed he is protecting either the institution of the FBI or the people within it.
“We have made a public commitment to determine and reveal the full extent of official investigative and intelligence action taken by federal officials against the Trump campaign, its presidential transition, and into the administration,” the senators wrote, adding that the information that has already been made public “reveals what might be the most outrageous abuse of power in U.S. history against a presidential candidate and the sitting president.”
They added: “The American people deserve full transparency, and they have waited entirely too long—almost four years in some instances—for answers. In light of that history, it is astounding that the FBI can claim to need more time to identify and produce responsive records.”…
“As you know, on August 6, 2020, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoenaed the FBI for all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, which requires that records actually be produced to the Committee, not merely made available for review in a reading room,” they wrote. “We have waited nearly 70 days to receive these text messages, and when records were actually produced, we received only 8 percent of what we know exists.”
They added: “It is simply unacceptable that we have waited so long to receive so little.”
Johnson and Grassley said the text messages belonging to McCabe that the FBI did produce “include notable information that is highly relevant to several aspects of the Committees’ oversight efforts.”
Given the heel digging that the FBI is doing, one does have to wonder what is in those text messages that the FBI does not want in the public eye. By withholding them, interest in the content only grows and more eyes will be on that information when it is finally made available.