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Critical Strzok Text Withheld from Congress, IG Report Shows

A text from FBI official Peter Strzok to his lover, DoJ attorney Lisa Page, that included a promise to Page that “we’ll stop him” (Trump) from becoming president was never given to Congress despite the material being under a congressional subpoena.

The Daily Caller:

The Justice Department has recovered missing text messages from former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that will be included in an inspector general’s report to be released on Thursday.

One of the text messages appears to show that Strzok promised that he would help prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. But the message is conspicuously missing from a batch of thousands of texts that have already been provided to Congress.

A Justice Department spokesperson was unable to say why the message, which was sent on Aug. 9, 2016, was missing from the previous document productions.

Give him a minute. I’m sure he’ll come up with something.

The new messages were recovered in May. The office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was told about the two messages on June 8, according to a Justice Department letter sent to Congress on Thursday.

One of the newly recovered text messages reportedly shows that Strzok told Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president.

“(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote to Strzok in an Aug. 9, 2016 text message.

“No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,” Strzok replied, according to Bloomberg News, which obtained a summary of the inspector general’s report.

Page’s initial message is included in a batch of thousands of texts that have already been provided to Congress.

Strzok’s response, however, is missing from that batch of messages.

No wonder DoJ won’t comment on the matter. Someone please explain to me how it is possible to not include the response to a question in a chain of texts unless the omission is deliberate.

One of my favorite tweets of the day:

Horowitz was supposed to be a bulldog. Instead, he turns out to be a cocker spaniel puppy. You knew the fix was in when the publication of the report was delayed a couple of weeks.

J. Christian Adams has an excellent summary of the full IG report and the PJM live blog has several related items.