On Thursday, news broke that numerous members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team “accidentally” wiped their phones before the Office of the Inspector General could review the devices.
Trump just responded to the news, tweeting that it was “just like Crooked Hillary smashing her phones with a hammer, & DELETING HER EMAILS!”
Mueller team fallout
On Thursday, the newly-released records hit the internet. Judicial Watch boss Tom Fitton sent out a tweet that got a lot of attention…
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 10, 2020
The story was eventually picked up by several mainstream media outlets, including Fox News. As reports dug deeper, the “accident” that kept happening seemed more like it was a specific technique that was being used by members of Mueller’s team to ensure certain information did not fall into the wrong hands.
Get 10 of your friends together and you will be lucky if even one of them has ever accidentally wiped his or her phone. Yet, we are supposed to believe a team of well-educated attorneys were so confused about how cell phones operate and unable to remember their code that phones were wiped more than a dozen times.
The Mueller scam
What we know now about the entire Trump-Russia collusion affair makes this report that much worse. Had it not been for ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith purposely falsifying information relating the FISA warrants, the entire probe probably would have been shut down very early on.
But as it happened, the Trump-Russia collusion investigation cast a dark shadow over the White House for nearly half of Trump’s first term.
When Trump heard the news, he lit up the Mueller team on Twitter, noting furiously, “How different my life would have been if this fraud on America was never committed!!!”
….It has now been determined that the Mueller Scam should never have been set up in the first place, there were no grounds. It was all an illegitimate Witch Hunt, & a big price must be paid. How different my life would have been if this fraud on America was never committed!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2020
This has also resulted in Republicans demanding that Inspector General Horowitz investigate exactly what happened here. Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote to the IG on Friday, asking, “I respectfully request that your office open an investigation into this matter to determine what, why, and how information was wiped, whether any wrongdoing occurred, and who these devices belonged to.”
While unlikely, it would be ideal to have this investigated with a full report coming out before the election.