Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok’s lawyer are engaged in a war of words after the congressman released a scathing letter discussing references to “media leak strategy” text messages exchanged between Strzok and his extramarital girlfriend, Lisa Page, in April 2017 as the Russian investigation coverage escalated. “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.” Meadows also revealed on April 22 that Strzok texted that “article is out! Well done, Page.” In other words, Strzok is now somewhat upset that he’s already been convicted in the court of public opinion. Whether or not he’ll be convicted in a court of law remains to be seen.
Here’s more from Fox News…
A top Republican congressman and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok’s lawyer traded scathing, no-holds-barred accusations of deliberate dishonesty on Tuesday, one day after newly unearthed text messages showed Strzok discussing a “media leak strategy” with the Justice Department in April 2017.
The texts were first outlined in a letter sent by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Monday. In one of the messages, dated April 10, Strzok tells former FBI attorney Lisa Page, “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
In a revised letter sent Tuesday, Meadows, who serves on the House Oversight Committee, writes that on April 22, Strzok texted that “article is out! Well done, Page.” It is unclear what article Strzok was referring to, or whether it was about the Russia case. In Meadows’ original letter, however, he claimed that exchange occurred on April 12 — one day after The Washington Post published a story titled, “FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page.”