Apparently when the Department of Justice sets its mind to it, it can do its appointed job. Fox News is reporting that inspector general for the DOJ says they have recovered many of the missing text messages sent between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and are in the process of unearthing more.
In a letter sent to congressional committees, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said 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 said. “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.”
Fox News further notes that the recovered texts came from “at least four” phones belonging to Strzok and Page.
The dates on the recovered messages all fall within the critical gap in records between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017.
This is a developing story. Updates will be added as new information becomes available.