Trump says he wants 'missing text messages' between FBI officials

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE on Sunday said that there are missing text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that "have been erased and wiped clean," something he called an "outrage."

"So where are all the missing Text messages between fired FBI agents Peter S and the lovely Lisa Page, his lover," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Just reported that they have been erased and wiped clean. What an outrage as the totally compromised and conflicted Witch Hunt moves ever so slowly forward. Want them!"

Trump made the same claim in a tweet on Saturday, calling the situation "a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News."


"Wow, 19,000 Texts between Lisa Page and her lover, Peter S of the FBI, in charge of the Russia Hoax, were just reported as being wiped clean and gone. Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News," he wrote. "Witch Hunt!"

Trump was referring to text messages between Strzok and Page that were not initially collected by the FBI due to a software glitch. Many of the messages were later recovered.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General said last week that there are no “discernible patterns” in those messages. The messages contained "some political content, some work-related content, and some personal content," according to the inspector general report.

Trump and Republicans in Congress have said text messages between Page and Strzok, who were romantically involved when they sent the messages, are evidence of political bias in the Justice Department because some messages were critical of Trump.

Trump has also said the messages show bias by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Page and Strzok worked on his team.