During a Wednesday evening broadcast, Fox News host Sean Hannity was able to exclusively report that the Department of Justice is has begun to successfully recover 5 months worth of “missing” text messages from anti-Trump FBI agents.
The “lost” text messages are exchanges between FBI agent Peter Stzrok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who have been removed from the Russia investigation because of their clear bias against President Trump. Over the weekend, it was reported that the FBI “failed to preserve” thousands of these text messages, but the game is about to be completely changed.
Hannity has reported that the DOJ has successfully started to recover some of the missing texts between Strzok and Page.
Recovery of missing FBI text messages is underway by the DOJ pic.twitter.com/DCsWXFGkEI
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) January 25, 2018
Tonight on #Hannity we can exclusively report that the DOJ has now started & is recovering some of the 5 months of missing text messages from Trump-hating FBI agents Peter Strzok & Lisa Page
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 25, 2018
“We on this program can now exclusively report that the DOJ has started and is recovering some of the 5 months of missing text messages from Trump-hating FBI agents Peter Sztrok and Lisa Page.”, he reported.
“This is huge because those texts are during that critical time during the so-called Russia investigation. Here’s the big question tonight: was the deputy FBI director’s cell phone affected by the so-called glitch?”, Hannity continued
As Fox News points out, the five-month stretch of missing messages covers a period of time that includes President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the firings of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey and the standing-up of former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 election.
President Trump has directly called out the FBI for these missing text messages, which has helped spur the conversation:
In one of the biggest stories in a long time, the FBI now says it is missing five months worth of lovers Strzok-Page texts, perhaps 50,000, and all in prime time. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018