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DOJ Working on Retrieving Strzok-Page Texts Lost in Tech Glitch

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:08 PM

Months of texts between anti-Trump FBI staffers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page aren’t the only ones missing from the bureau’s archive — thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by a technical glitch preventing storage, Fox News reported Wednesday.

The missing Strzok-Page messages — from Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 — have triggered a firestorm on on Capitol Hill, and raised suspicion among GOP lawmakers about their disappearance.

Fox News reported, however, the glitch affected the phones of “nearly” 10 percent of the FBI’s 35,000 employees, and unnamed senior Department of Justice officials told the outlet they’re "taking steps" to possibly recover the messages from cellphone carriers.

On Wednesday, a DOJ spokeswoman said the department would use “every option available” to track down the missing texts between FBI investigator Strzok and agency lawyer Page.

The five-month missing message period covers President Donald Trump's inauguration, the firings of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, and the appointment of former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

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Months of texts between anti-Trump FBI staffers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page aren't the only ones missing from the bureau's archive - thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by a technical glitch preventing storage, Fox News reported Wednesday.The missing Strzok-Page...
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