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Donald Trump: Mueller probe ‘purposely and illegally’ deleted Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texts

December 18, 2018

President Trump accused special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Tuesday of “purposely and illegally” erasing thousands of text messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Biggest outrage yet in the long, winding and highly conflicted Mueller Witch Hunt is the fact that 19,000 demanded Text messages between Peter Strzok and his FBI lover, Lisa Page, were purposely illegally deleted. Would have explained whole Hoax, which is now under protest! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz recently released a report that explained how around the DOJ lost 19,000 text messages when it reset the government phones for Mr. Strzok, a former FBI agent, and Ms. Page, a former FBI lawyer, so that other employees could use them.

The messages were included in a list of documents about the Russia investigation that Mr. Trump originally ordered declassified in September.

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