Newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggest multiple members of Robert Mueller’s investigative team “accidentally wiped” their phones after the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) requested them.
A cache of communications on the DOJ’s FOIA Library web page labeled “Records Concerning the Use of Department-issued mobile devices by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page” contains a list of the devices and the “results” in obtaining them.
Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, tweeted images of the documents.
“Newly released DOJ records show that multiple top members of Mueller’s investigative team claimed to have ‘accidentally wiped’ at least 15 phones used during the anti-Trump investigation after the DOJ OIG asked for the (devices) to be handed over,” he tweeted.
Davis notes that Andrew Weissman, a top member of Mueller’s special counsel team, “accidentally” wiped “at least 2 phones detailing his activity during the anti-Trump probe.”
Indeed, the document results read, “AAW accidentally wiped cell phone – data lost.”
Others used wrong passwords too many times and had their phones wiped, while Davis adds, “a key tactic used by the Mueller team was to put the phones in airplane mode, lock them, and then claim they didn’t have the password.”
Seems like a lot of work. They could have just called Hillary and asked to borrow her Bleach Bit program or requested that she smash them with a hammer.
Newly released DOJ records show that multiple top members of Mueller’s investigative team claimed to have “accidentally wiped” at least 15 (!) phones used during the anti-Trump investigation after the DOJ OIG asked for the devies to be handed over. https://t.co/VVUnfZVolm pic.twitter.com/p50PnoCBse
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 10, 2020
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Much like Hillary’s emails and devices being destroyed, Mueller’s team likely didn’t do anything “accidentally.”
“What are the actual probabilities of more than a dozen top Mueller officials all ‘accidentally’ nuking their phones or accidentally putting them in airplane mode, locking them, and ‘forgetting’ their passwords so the DOJ OIG couldn’t access and examine them?” Davis asked.
Slim divided by none.
Kevin Clinesmith, one of the FBI officials involved in gathering evidence in the Russia investigation, pled guilty last month after he was accused by the Inspector General of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Attorney General Bill Barr recently suggested there could be more charges to follow.
“Would you say it is unlikely there will be additional charges?” NBC’s Pete Williams asked.
“No, I wouldn’t say that at all,” Barr replied before adding, “yeah, there could be.”
If charges are filed based on what they found, imagine what could have been on the ‘wiped’ phones.
So the former head of the DOJ fraud section/Enron task force member, who put away people for document destruction, himself destroyed critical government documents. He knew how to make it seem like an accident but we all see right through it. Such a vile hypocrite. https://t.co/1LVqRgDb2V
— Jesse R. Binnall ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@jbinnall) September 10, 2020
President Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, said in July that he expects indictments and jail time for some following the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the Russia collusion probe.
Senator Lindsey Graham claimed “somebody needs to go to jail” after the FBI lied to Congress during their investigation of the Trump campaign.
“You’re going to find, not only did the FBI lie to the FISA court. They lied their ass off to the Congress,” he said.
Now, it would appear, there is evidence of suspicious activity which seems to indicate a cover-up.
This is shocking. In private practice, if you had a dozen clients who did this at the same time in response to an internal investigation, you would be preparing for sanctions and hiding under your desk. But these arrogant people think they are above the law. So far, they are. https://t.co/NgfbQue1dS
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 10, 2020
On its surface, unelected bureaucrats at the FBI appear to have been involved in an active effort to take down a duly elected President. If not, what were they hiding?