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"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace reacted Thursday to the news that the Department of Justice recovered the missing texts exchanged between two romantically involved FBI officials. 

In a letter sent to congressional committees, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office "succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices, including text messages between Mr. [Peter] Strzok and Ms. [Lisa] Page that were sent or received between December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017."

Wallace said "in a sense the system worked" because the inspector general was able to recover the messages in under a week. 

"Look, there are a lot of things that are troubling, a lot of questions to ask and I fully agree we need to pursue all of this [but] I'm not sure that talking about deep state coups against the president or corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, I'm not quite sure we're there yet," he said on "Outnumbered Overtime."

Republicans have said the text messages between Strzok and Page show a clear bias against President Trump, questioning how that affected the Hillary Clinton email probe. 

Wallace emphasized that Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation when he found out about the messages. 

"There's plenty of smoke, but I think we have to wait and see. I'm interested to see what Inspector General Michael Horowitz says as to whether there was bias or not."

Watch the interview above and check your local listings for "Fox News Sunday," where Chris will talk to Rep. Trey Gowdy.

"We're gonna pursue this exactly where it goes," said Wallace.


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