In the age of information, almost anything is traceable. The government has access to the internet just like everyone else does, except they can get in the backdoors. Text messages and emails run a risk of being obtained by the government if a situation presents itself where personal information must be investigated.
Recently, thousands of text messages between two FBI agents were released. Apparently, the pair were involved in an affair. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s well-documented text message history was released as part of a bigger report. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and the majority of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the reports, which are titled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it.”
Strzok and Page both worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the alleged collusion between the Trump administration and Russian president Vladimir Putin. In the newly released text messages, the two lovers discuss alerting ex-FBI Director James Comey about President Obama’s wish to “know everything we’re doing.” Page texted Strzok in September of 2016 about speaking to Comey, although the then-FBI director didn’t report to Congress until a month later.
The delay in the report raises questions about how early the FBI learned about the emails relevant to the Hillary Clinton investigation on the laptop belonging to former Congressman Anthony Weiner.