(National Sentinel)Â Bombshell: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged some 50,000 text messages, but added that figure does not include five months’ worth of ‘missing’ texts the bureau said were lost in a database glitch.
â€œWe will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source,â€ Sessions said in a statement provided to Fox News. â€œIf we are successful, we will update the congressional committees immediately.â€
The missing messages cover a crucial window, as the gap occurs between the presidential transition and the launch of Robert Muellerâ€™s Russia probe — where both officials previously were assigned.
After reviewing all of those messages,Â Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, toldÂ Fox News he believes there is a “secret society” within the Justice Department and the FBI that worked feverishly to undermine Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and presidency.
“What we learned today in the thousands of text messages that weâ€™ve reviewed that perhaps they may not have done that (checked their bias at the door),” he said.
“Thereâ€™s certainly a factual basis to question whether or not they acted on that bias. We know about this insurance policy that was referenced in trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president,” he continued.
“We learned today from information that in the immediate aftermath of his election that there may have been a â€˜secret societyâ€™ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok to be working against him,” the Texas lawmaker said, in a bombshell.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., also reviewed the texts with Radcliffe. Watch:
.@TGowdySC on 50,000+ new @FBI texts, possible 2nd special counsel appointed to investigate Mueller probe: "We saw more manifest bias against @POTUS all the way through the election into the transition." https://t.co/jTCsiBqaVi pic.twitter.com/CuyZKexf2s
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 23, 2018
Regarding the missing texts, which Gowdy and Radcliffe found incredulous, Sessions noted further:Â â€œI have spoken to the Inspector General and a review is already underway to ascertain what occurred and to determine if these records can be recovered in any other way. If any wrongdoing were to be found to have caused this gap, appropriate legal disciplinary action measures will be taken.â€
“We need to get to the bottom of it and find out what exactly happened,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, toldÂ Fox News.
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