I am puzzled-LE has full discretion to release whatever they believe will not compromise and might help their investigation. Clearly, if LE released the texts, they are going to benefit from the fall out and the pressure it puts on TH. It has to be putting pressure on her unless she is subhuman. I mean, imagine all of the world knowing what you sexted at a time when you might have been expected to grieve for the disappearance of your stepson, the absence of your daughter and your husband. She is an adult-but a remarkably naive one if she did not for one hot second believe that this information would be fed to KH. MC told her, really. IMO. He told her not to lie and told her he was communicating with KH. But she soldiered ahead. Ah well. And here we are.