Attkisson on New Strzok-Page Texts: What's in the 5 Months of Messages We Haven't Seen?
Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson emphasized Wednesday there are still five months of text messages between two romantically involved FBI officials that have not come out.
A new batch of messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page raise questions about former President Obama's involvement in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Strzok and Page have been under the microscope after it was revealed that the two former members of Robert Mueller's team exchanged a series of anti-Trump texts during the presidential campaign. Strzok was also a key player in the Clinton email probe.
In a September 2016 text, Page wrote to Strzok about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey because, "potus wants to know everything we're doing."
Last month, the Justice Department announced it had lost five months of 2017 text messages between the two, later recovering them.
"This makes me wonder what is in the five months of text messages we don't have," Attkisson said on "Fox & Friends."
Attkisson, who hosts Sinclair's "Full Measure News," said in the missing messages there may be further information concerning Obama and his involvement in the Clinton email probe. She questioned why the Justice Department inspector general sent the messages back to the DOJ, rather than handing them over directly to Congress.
.@SharylAttkisson: "I've never in my lifetime seen open government groups and journalists so uncurious and begging not to be told about alleged or supposed violations of citizens' rights." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/25XUXprYzt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
"It's just adding another layer and delay. ... I think those text messages should have been turned over the day Congress found they had been recovered. Why don't they have them?"
The former CBS News correspondent is suing the Justice Department over her claims in 2014 that her work and personal computers were monitored by the government using a keystroke logging program.
Watch the full interview above.