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Newly released records from the Department of Justice show that the cell phones of multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team were "wiped" for various reasons during the probe.
The records show at least several dozen phones were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons -- and came before the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) could review the devices.
The documents show that Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman "accidentally wiped" his phone twice after entering the wrong passcode too many times in March 2018. Lawyer James Quarles’ phone “wiped itself” without his intervention, the records say.
The documents were released after a lawsuit from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. They were first reported by Sean Davis of the Federalist.
It certainly seems more than coincidental that 15 lawyers in the Mueller probe has memory lapse regarding their phone's passwords. Why, I've never managed to delete my phone. WaPoo has not yet seen fit to report it. Kylee Zempel at Da Fed, New DOJ Documents Show Wholesale Evidence Destruction By Mueller Team
Records show prosecutor Kyle Freeny’s phone was “accidentally wiped” prior to records review, and James Quarles’ phone allegedly “wiped itself without intervention from him.” A number of devices cited forgotten passwords as the reason for data destruction, including those of assistant special counsel Greg Andre and deputy Rush Atkinson.
It seems unlikely that more than a dozen top Mueller officials all put their phones into airplane mode, locked them, and forgot the passwords or “accidentally” wiped their devices. Considering that the Russian collusion probe has revealed nothing but the depths of bureaucratic corruption and dishonesty and a shamelessly anti-Trump agenda from the start, the odds seem even lower.
The Blaze, Newly released DOJ records show improbable number of Mueller investigators claimed to have 'accidentally wiped' their phones 'What are the actual probabilities'. RT, Obstruction of justice? Mueller’s team WIPED over 30 cell phones before turning them over to inspector general. The Union Journal, Members Of Mueller’s Team ‘Accidentally Wiped’ Phones During Anti-Trump Investigation. Mairead McArdle, NR At Least 27 Phones from Special Counsel’s Office Were Wiped before DOJ Inspector General Could Review Them Sundance at CTH presents the BIG PICTURE – Sidney Powell Discusses Weissmann/Mueller Special Counsel Destroying Evidence of Their Conduct…
The most amazing part about the mass phone wiping story is that a bunch of anti-Trump lawyers knew to wipe their phones but the FBI's chief of counterespionage did not.— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) September 10, 2020
ET, Mueller Team Wiped at Least 30 Phones Before They Could Be Checked for Records. Hannity, Lindsey Graham reacts to members of Mueller team wiping department phones clean
U.S. Attorney General William Barr strongly suggested during an NBC News interview on Wednesday night that there are more criminal charges coming in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation of the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.
Sundance, Lou Dobbs and Devin Nunes Discuss Ongoing William Aldenberg Investigation… That's the Durham investigation. Aldenberg is his lead investigator.