Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Grant Request For Mueller Testimony
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President Donald Trump unloaded on former special counsel Robert Mueller, and his ‘Russiagate’ investigators after they “wiped their phones clean” before a congressional probe.
The 31 Phones, and no that’s not a typo, Mueller’s teams wiped the memory of 31 phones supposedly by accident – an excuse Trump tweeted was “really dumb.”

According to a Justice Department document released on Tuesday, Mueller’s investigators “accidentally” wiped their cell phones when the department’s inspector-general asked for them as evidence.

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At least 12 of Mueller’s team claimed to have lost their data, with the phones supposedly wiping themselves after too many wrong password entries.

“So now we find out that the entire Mueller ‘hit squad’ illegally wiped their phones clean just prior to the investigation of them, all using the same really dumb reason for this ‘accident,’” Trump tweeted on Saturday. He then compared the incident to “Crooked Hillary smashing her phones with a hammer, & DELETING HER EMAILS!” – a reference to Hillary Clinton’s FBI-documented destruction of her cell phones during a 2016 investigation into her mishandling of classified data.

The origins of Mueller’s probe were investigated by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who concluded in 2019 that the investigation itself was not biased, but the FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page was riddled with “serious errors.”

It was this surveillance, coupled with uncorroborated evidence from the now-infamous ‘Steele Dossier,’ that would form the basis of the FBI’s counterintelligence campaign against Trump, a campaign that would eventually morph into the Mueller investigation.

Since Horowitz’s probe concluded, US attorney John Durham has been assigned to further investigate the origins of this campaign. His report is expected to be released in the coming weeks, and will likely be far more critical of the FBI than Horowitz’s was.

 


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