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Todd Piro reports from New York City.
Ministry of justice officials to read, “over 10,000 texts” between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page, Fox News has learned, after it was created Strzok removed by Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia probe after the discovery of the anti-Trump-messages between them.
Justice officials told Fox News, you are in the process through the texts, so you can.you hand over the house Intelligence Committee
Strzok, had worked on an FBI counterintelligence agent, on the Mueller-probe, but was back in the FBI’s human resources Department, after the discovery of the anti-Trump-text-messages page, with whom he was having an affair. Page was short on Müller’s team, but as has the FBI.
The publication of this news Republican concerns revived over the objectivity of Müller ‘ s sample.
It is unclear whether a significant number of 10,000 texts have nothing to do with trump or the probe itself.
Justice Department officials say that the process of the read and the black of the texts could take “weeks,” and that the thousands of text messages between Strzok and side extend over “several months.”
The review process, the Committee also threatens to move forward with a contempt resolution against the top DOJ and FBI officials, apart from an imminent breakthrough after the agencies not meeting a deadline to hand over long-sought information, far more than SMS messages.
Strzok is a focus of your efforts. House investigators have long assign regarded him as a Central figure in the chain of events, if the Bureau, in the year of 2016, received the infamous anti-trump “dossier” and launched a counterintelligence investigation in the Russian interference in the election, which came ultimately to include the FISA surveillance of the trump campaign.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., tried the documents and witnesses, to determine the by the DOJ and FBI, what role, if any, the dossier played in the movement on the direct monitoring.
Strzok informed the Committee on Dec. 5, 2016, it said. But within months after the meeting, the House Intelligence Committee, investigators, an informant contacted suggesting that it was “proof” that Strzok was supposedly the house probe disabled in the dossier.
Early Saturday afternoon, were cited, according to Strzok texts in the published reports of the New York Times and the Washington Post and Fox News, was followed by investigations of the Department’s rejection Strzok available to house investigators, the justice contacted the Ministry to establish the office of the speaker of the house Paul Ryan, a date for Strzok appearance before the House Intelligence Committee, personnel, together with two other witnesses, long sought by the Nunes team.
The Ministry of justice claims that it has been very responsive to the house panel requirements, including private briefings for the Board staff of senior DOJ and FBI personnel, and the production of several hundred pages of classified materials, in a secure reading room, in the DOJ headquarters on Oct. 31.
But Nunes expressed skepticism on Saturday.
He said that after the Strzok texts were revealed, the DOJ expressed a “sudden willingness to work with some of the Committee of the long-term receivables”, but added: “This was the 11-hours-property is neither credible nor believable, and in fact, is another example of the DOJ disingenuousness and obstruction.”
A DOJ spokeswoman said on Sunday, you’ll committees “continue to work with Congress to provide the information you have requested, in accordance with our national security.”
Fox News has learned that Strzok also oversaw the Bureau’s interviews with then National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn – who Friday pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators in Russia probe.
He was also present at the FBI in July 2016 interview with Hillary Clinton in the vicinity of the E-Mail investigation, shortly before then-FBI Director James Comey called their actions “extremely reckless” with no recommendation of criminal charges.
Fox News’ James Rosen contributed to this report.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at Fox News Washington bureau, who issues the policy, law enforcement and intelligence.