Americans were shocked to learn the FBI claimed it no longer possessed text messages sent by two high ranking anti-Trump FBI agents.
The Bureau tried to claim that a “glitch” caused the messages to be deleted.
But you won’t believe what the Justice Department just turned up.
The Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson that the FBI had located the missing text messages.
“The Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed lawmakers Thursday that he has found the missing five months of text messages between senior FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that the DOJ said were lost due to a technical glitch.
In a letter to Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Horowitz wrote:
The OIG has been investigating this matter and, this week, 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.
That time period covered a number of significant developments in the FBI’s investigation of the Trump Russia allegations and the lead-up to the special counsel, which was convened on May 17, 2017.”
Previous text messages revealed clear anti-Trump bias at the highest levels of the FBI.
And Congressman Trey Gowdy said he believed it could have demonstrated that these agents were unable to fairly discharge their investigative duties.
Critics contend the glitch was a convenient excuse to explain why messages from just after the election until the day Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel were missing.
But now that the complete set of text messaged has been recovered, Congress can get to the bottom of the anti-Trump conspiracy at the FBI.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.