BREAKING: Missing Anti-Trump FBI Agent’s Texts Have Been Found
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Previously missing text messages exchanged between anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page during a five-month period during the Russia probe have been located, a DOJ official told Fox News.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Iowa Sens. Charles Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson the texts, which were sent between December 2016 and May 2017 and were previously missing due to a technical error, have been tracked down.
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“The OIG has been investigating this matter and, this week, succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages between FBI devices, including texts from Ms. Page or Mr. Strzok that were sent or received between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017,” the letter sent by Horowitz to Grassley and Johnson reads. Read more at TDC.
The Department of Justice has recovered missing text messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the DOJ’s inspector general said Thursday.
In a letter sent to congressional committees, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office “succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices, including text messages between Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page that were sent or received between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017.”
“Our effort to recover any additional text messages is ongoing,” Horowitz said. “We will provide copies of the text messages that we recover from these devices to the Department so that the Department’s leadership can take any management action it deems appropriate.”
Fox News’ Sean Hannity had reported Wednesday that the Department of Justice had started to recover some of the texts.
The missing messages have been at the center of a storm of controversy on Capitol Hill, after the DOJ notified congressional committees that there is a gap in records between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. Strzok and Page are under scrutiny after it was revealed that the former members of Robert Mueller’s team exchanged a series of anti-Trump texts during the presidential campaign.
The gap in records covered a crucial period, raising suspicion among GOP lawmakers about how those messages disappeared. Read more at Fox News.