Months of missing texts found through former special counsel agent: DOJ

Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department

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Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog says his office has found missing text messages through an FBI agent removed last summer through special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz says in a letter to Congress that will his office “succeeded in using forensic tools” to recover messages exchanged between December 2016 along with May 2017.

The department last month began providing lawmakers with copies of text communications to along with through the counterintelligence agent who was reassigned through Mueller’s team following the discovery of anti-Donald Trump messages he traded with an FBI lawyer.

The president has fumed about the missing messages along with has said they represent “one of the biggest stories in a long time.”

Horowitz says his office’s efforts to recover additional messages are continuing.

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