Sara Carter: FBI Agents Want to Know Why Strzok and Page Are Still There
Fox News contributor and investigative journalist Sara Carter joined the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts this morning to react to new revelations about anti-Trump text messages exchanged by top FBI officials during the 2016 election.
Peter Strzok -- a top counterintelligence official involved in both the Hillary Clinton email probe and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe -- exchanged more than 50,000 messages with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair.
According to Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), the messages included a reference to a “secret society” within the Department of Justice and the FBI the day after Trump won election in November 2016.
Carter pointed out that previously revealed Strzok-Page texts alluded to an "insurance policy" in case Trump won the presidency.
"I'm concerned that they're still working at the FBI," Carter said. "I'm hearing from my sources, too. FBI agents are saying, 'Why are they still there?'"
"They were having an affair, they were both married, they’re working counter-intelligence. That’s enough for blackmail," Carter said. "Now they’re sending text messages on an unsecured phone. Believe me the Germans, the Russians, the Israelis, everybody is going into those phones and trying to suck out all the information they have.”
As for the revelation that the FBI “failed to preserve” five crucial months of texts between Strzok and Page, Carter said many lawmakers and people within the Justice Department do not buy that explanation and are committed to recovering the missing messages.
She explained that investigators will use the best technology and best forensics people in retrieving the texts, possibly from the phones themselves if they weren’t wiped clean.
Carter said another possibility is that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz may have already obtained the texts.
"If that’s the case, that means somebody deleted them after, and they know there will be obstruction of justice," Carter said.
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