The Department of Justice magically managed to recover text messages exchanged between anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page Thursday, saying they were able to use forensic software to recover the formerly “irretrievable” communications.
The agency informed Congressional investigators of their recent discovery Thursday, with the Inspector General Michael Horowitz telling lawmakers 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 added. “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 announcement comes as a media frenzy swirls around the FBI and DOJ over the vanishing text messages, with Congressional investigators struggling to get to the bottom of widespread abuse and anti-Trump bias at the agency.
The story made national headlines earlier this year when FBI officials bragged about an “insurance policy” against President Trump and a “secret society” to oppose the President’s agenda.