Several congressional committees are investigating whether employees of the FBI and Department of Justice leaked information to several media outlets, after text messages between senior FBI officials revealed they may have communicated with reporters. The committees are seeking specific information about employees who may have provided information to the media used in stories targeting Trump campaign officials and revealed information about the counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
The House Intelligence Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee are sifting through the first batch of 375 text messages between demoted FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his FBI colleague and mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Those text messages released by the Justice Department last month to Congress and a select media are only a small portion of the remaining 9,500 text messages between the pair that have yet to be made public.
“We have the commitment from DOJ to get all the text messages,” said a congressional official with the House Intelligence Committee, who said the committee is actively investigating any unauthorized alleged leaks to the media.
“But at this time, we don’t have anything beyond the initial batch that they gave us and were already shown to the press,” the official added.
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