REPORT: Congress Left In The Dark After Robert Mueller Makes Redactions To Strzok-Page Texts
In a move that will likely leave Congressional investigators aghast, the Justice Department handed over a batch of text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and are unlikely to find out what the contents are — at least until the Russia probe wraps up.
After being consulted by Team Mueller, the Justice Department made select redactions to a small batch of texts.
Washington Examiner reports:
Finally – and this could be significant or not – Boyd said that “in a few instances,” the Justice Department consulted with the office of Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller and made some redactions “related to the structure, operation, and substance of the [Special Counsel’s Office]’s investigation because it is ongoing.” Hill investigators don’t really know what that covers.
Only 15 percent of the “missing,” text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have been handed over to Congressional investigators, reports Byron York of the Washington Examiner. The Justice Department says roughly 85 percent of the texts are still in the process of being retrieved. However, as York tweeted Saturday, Congress still shouldn’t expect to receive the entire batch because a “[m] ajority [are] deemed personal, or withheld for other reasons.”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok were handed over to Congress. In yet another twist to the Strzok saga, the FBI failed to hand over a block of the agent’s text messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 because they have gone missing.
Fox News reported Thursday the “missing,” texts were all located and that efforts to locate additional text messages were underway.
“Our effort to recover any additional text messages is ongoing,” Horowitz wrote in a letter to Congressional investigators.
“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,” Horowitz added.