Ron Johnson believes Strzok-Page texts alluded to Flynn investigation

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A top Republican senator said text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page alluded to the investigation into retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

“It is outrageous what we’re finding out. I’ve always suspected it. My committee did the investigation of just the leaks — the number of leaks coming out of that,” Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told the Washington Examiner, referencing the Dec. 15, 2016, texts between Strzok and Page.

Johnson and Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter in May 2019 to then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, asking about leaks to reporters regarding the federal investigation into Russian election interference. The letter cited the 2016 text between Page and Strzok.

“Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad,” Strzok texted Page, who was an FBI attorney. “Scorned and worried and political, they’re kicking in to overdrive.”