Report: Glitch Deleted FBI Agent’s Trump-Russia Texts

Thousands of FBI cellphones were affected by the glitch that prevented five months worth of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from being archived. According to law enforcement officials, nearly 10 percent of some 35,000 employees were affected by the glitch. Strzok and Page, whose anti-Trump messages prompted Republican lawmakers to make “secret society” allegations, have a gap in their correspondence between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017—raising concerns about how those went missing. The gap encompasses some crucial events including President Trump’s inauguration, the firings of Michael Flynn and James Comey, and the hiring of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.