October 26, 2020 – Judicial Watch: New Strzok-Page emails show meeting entries ‘missing’ from Lisa Page’s calendar

In Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

Lisa Page (Credit: Fox News)

“Judicial Watch announced today that it received 163 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page. The records show that Microsoft Outlook’s exchange server had to recreate multiple meetings that were “missing” from Lisa Page’s initial calendar entries. These missing meetings included the subjects “Going Dark Strategy Meeting,” “Twitter,” and “702 Reauthorization Strategy Coordination Bi-Weekly.” 

The records were produced in response to Judicial Watch’s January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the DOJ failed to respond to a December 2017 request for all communications between Strzok and Page (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)). The FBI is only processing the records at a rate of 500 pages per month and has refused to process text messages. At this rate, the production of these emails will not be completed until late 2021 at the earliest. 

Multiple meetings were “missing” from Lisa Page’s calendar and had the Microsoft Outlook message “Exchange Server re-created a meeting that was missing from your calendar.” These meetings include a December 15, 2017meeting that was recreated and has the subject, “Going Dark Strategy Meeting.”

A December 7, 2017meeting was recreated that has the subject “Twitter” and the location listed as “SFHQ/Lync” [presumably SFHQ referring to San Francisco Headquarters and “Lync,” referring to the FBI’s internal messaging system known as Lync].

A July 10, 2017meeting was recreated that has the subject “702 Reauthorization Strategy Coordination Bi-Weekly.”

An April 13, 2016meeting was recreated that has the subject “Investigative & Administrative Law Top Issues Update.”

An April 14, 2016meeting with the subject “NSCLB Top Issues Update” was recreated.

A July 10, 2017meeting was recreated that has the subject “702 Reauthorization Strategy Coordination Bi-Weekly.”

A December 7, 2017meeting with a redacted title under exemptions b6 (personal privacy) and b7C-1 (related to law enforcement sources and methods) was recreated, as was a December 25, 2017meeting with the subject “702 Reauthorization Strategy Coordination Bi-Weekly.”

On June 8, 2017, in an email to Deputy Asst. Director Jon Moffa and Lisa Page (and an unidentified General Counsel office official), regarding watching James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Peter Strzok concluded his note with “[Redacted] sorry you have stupid NSA.”

On June 10, 2017, Peter Strzok forwarded an email to his boss, Asst. Director for Counterintelligence Bill Priestap, Page and General Counsel James Baker a New Yorker article that Strzok called “thoughtful,” titled “Trump vs. Comey: Hope Against Hope,” discussing the dispute between Comey and Trump about the contents of conversations the two had in private Oval Office discussions about Michael Flynn.

“How did the meeting entries go missing?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Deleted calendar entries, wiped phones, missing text messages – all these disappearing records suggest that the FBI and DOJ are engaged in an unprecedented cover-up of their misconduct targeting President Trump.” (Read more: Judicial Watch, 10/2/2020)  (Archive)