ABC Obtains FBI Agents’ Texts, ‘Secret Society’ Comment Appears to Have Been Made in Jest

It’s been the talk of Washington for the past 24 hours. A text message exchange between two senior FBI employees in which one alluded to an anti-Trump “secret society” within the Bureau. Republicans like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) have been prominent on the airwaves, hinting that such a secret group could exist.

But ABC News has obtained a series of text messages between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and senior agent Peter Strzok. The texts seem to suggest that the infamous “secret society” comment was made in jest.

“Are you even going to give out your calendars?” Page wrote to Strzok, in a text obtained by ABC. “Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society.”

ABC reports that the above message “stands alone…with no apparent tie to other messages sent before or after it.”

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