The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found the deleted text messages between two FBI officials who were against Donald Trump’s election into presidency, Fox News reported on Thursday.
The two officials in question are Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
In a letter to the Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed that the DOJ “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.”
He continued, “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 Justice Department had revealed in the pass that there were records missing from the dates Dec. 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017. Now, the agency has found said records, which includes over 50,000 texts between the two FBI officials Strzok and Page. The discovery of them was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday.
He stated, “We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source, If we are successful, we will update the congressional committees immediately.”