Report: “Lost” FBI Text Messages Delivered to Congress


by Sharon Rondeau

(Apr. 26, 2018) — At approximately 4:17 p.m. EDT, journalist Sara Carter tweeted that a discussion on the “Hannity” radio show revealed that thousands of text messages exchanged between two FBI employees, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, between December 2016 and May 2017 were delivered to Congress this afternoon.

The show can be heard here live between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT:

The texts in question were originally said by the FBI to have been lost during a system upgrade, but the Justice Department’s inspector general was able to retrieve them in the course of his investigation into allegations of political bias within the Department and its subsidiary, the FBI.

Page and Strzok were reportedly once romantically involved and apparently united in their desire to see that Donald Trump was not elected president in November 2016 according to texts they exchanged outside of the aforementioned six-month period.

Strzok was assistant deputy director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and reportedly interviewed Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state as well as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret), Trump’s first national security adviser.

Former FBI Director James Comey exonerated Clinton in July 2016, and Flynn accepted a plea deal in December for lying to the FBI.

Earlier today, Carter reported on her website that the text message documentation were expected to be made available to Congress on Thursday.  An update appearing at 4:38 p.m. and possibly earlier reads, “Text messages have been delivered to Congress.”

Carter added that she was told that the texts could contain “explosive” information.  Previous text messages have revealed an alleged “insurance plan” in the event Trump should win the presidency over Clinton and that Comey’s former deputy, Andrew McCabe, may have been brought into some of their conversations.

McCabe was fired in March and his reported conduct referred to federal criminal investigators for further probing.

Hannity’s guests included Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett, Carter and Atty. David Schoen, both frequent guests on his FNC show aired at 9:00 p.m. EDT on weeknights.  At 4:30, Carter departed the show for another engagement.

Hannity said the text messages will be a topic of his television show on Thursday night.  They were to be released to Congress in redacted form, with unredacted versions available to members of Congress for examination at the Justice Department, Carter reported.



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