In a very interesting plot-twist, the DOJ announced on Thursday that the missing text messages exchanged between the now-famous couple of anti Trump FBI agents were recovered. Obviously, we’re talking about FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. These two love-birds exchanged tens of thousands of text messages (I wonder when they’ve got time to do actual work), of which a portion was declared (by the FBI, mind you) to be missing in action. The respective “lost/deleted” messages were sent between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017. Incidentally, May 17 is the exact same day Mueller’s investigation on the Trump-Russia collusion begun.
Now the Department of Justice sent a letter to congressional committees, in which Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announces that his office, let me quote:
“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. 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.”
The “lost messages” story became the focus of the controversy on Capital Hill for the last couple of days, after the Department of Justice announced congressional committees about FBI’s gap in records during a crucial period, a thing that raised a lot of eyebrows with regard to how on Earth could these messages have conveniently disappeared. FBI lawyer Page, (who was also Strzok’s mistress) exchanged more than 50,000 text messages during her romantic affair with her lover, as AG Sessions revealed on on Monday, lots of them being very politically charged and pathologically anti Trump. President Trump tweeted yesterday about the issue of deleted messages:
Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said Monday on Fox News about the now-infamous texts that reveal a deep anti Trump bias within high-ranking FBI officials investigating him:
“We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of [Trump’s] election, that there may have been a secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI — to include Page and Strzok — that would be working against him,”
One of Strzok’s text messages reads:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s (McCabe, editor’s note) office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…”
Missing FBI text messages found. Pharmacies near FBI and DOJ in DC reporting dramatic spike in sales of Imodium AD and Depends. https://t.co/aPVuSZNVSN
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 25, 2018
The good guys had the texts all along, also have records of much more disturbing crimes that are soon to be revealed.