Sarah Sanders: Missing FBI Texts ‘Absolutely Outrageous’

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders strongly reacted to the FBI’s failure to preserve months worth of text messages between agents assigned to investigate President Donald Trump, in a Tuesday interview on Fox News.

Previous reports revealed that the two agents, who were involved in an extra-martial affair with one another, had sent each other texts disparaging Trump and praising former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. One of the agents, Peter Strozk, was one of the top FBI agents to oversee the investigation into Trump campaign and was deeply involved in investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server.

The justice department revealed it had lost five months worth of text messages between Strozk and his mistress in a Sunday letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The justice department blamed the failure to preserve the texts on a technical error.

“I do think there is great cause for concern, it is absolutely outrageous that this number of text messages have gone missing when we already know these two individuals were at the center of controversy from previously released text messages,” Sanders said, adding “It’s quite convenient for them, quite inconvenient for the president to have this type of problem within our top law enforcement agency.”

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