As we relayed yesterday, DOJ sources were reporting to Fox News that the five months of ‘lost’ text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were ‘being recovered’ by DOJ officials.
That report has now been confirmed officially by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a letter written to multiple congressional committees investigating FBI collusion.
In the letter, Horowitz revealed the DOJ “succeeded in using forensic tools” to recover the texts sent between the two immediately after the election and up to the appointment of Mueller as special counsel.
We’re expecting to see some interesting fallout as those texts are submitted to Congress for review.
Hold on to your hats, folks.
Here’s more from Fox News…
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 has learned from U.S. government officials that the inspector general recovered the texts by taking possession of “at least four” phones belonging to Strzok and Page.