DOJ reaches settlement with ex-FBI ‘lovebirds’ caught in anti-Trump text scandal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, who were involved in a controversy due to their anti-Trump text messages. The duo had sued the DOJ for invasion of privacy after their text messages were made public, arguing that the disclosure was politically motivated and illegal.

As per the settlement terms, the details haven’t been made public as of yet. Page and Strzok were among the investigators in the early stage of the Russia probe. Their text messages, many of which showed disdain for then-candidate Trump, were later used by Trump and his allies to allege bias in the Russia investigation.

The settlement potentially ends the litigation which was part of a broader controversy surrounding allegations of bias within the FBI during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

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