Newly released documents from the Department of Justice show that an improbably high number of investigators involved in the Robert Mueller investigation claimed to have "accidentally wiped" their phones of vital information.
H/T: Just The News
The revelation was first caught by Sean Davis of the Federalist, who posted screenshots from the 87-page document drop.
"Wiped phone due to attempting the incorrect password to [sic] many times, believed had less than 10 text messages, and 5 photos of non-investigative or informational significance," read one entry for assistant special counsel Greg Andres.
"Phone was accidentally wiped prior to records review," read an entry for Kyle Freeny, a former prosecutor on the Mueller team.
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
Federal records show that Mueller deputy Andrew Weismann claims to have "accidentally" wiped, via wrong passwords at least 2 phones detailing his activity during the anti-Trump probe. James Quarles' phone "wiped itself." Greg Andre also made the same wrong password claim...— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 10, 2020
Mueller deputy Kyle Freeny similarly claimed that his phone was accidentally wiped after too many wrong passwords were entered. Same with Mueller deputy Rush Atkinson.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 10, 2020
At least a 12 other officials whose names are redacted also claimed to have "accidentally" nuked their phones.
Hmm. More destruction of evidence? Mueller investigators ‘accidentally’ wiped over a dozen phones before turning over to I.G.’s office | Just The News https://t.co/qMbkk3fLlh— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) September 10, 2020
WOW:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 10, 2020
The DOJ is now saying Robert Mueller's team "accidentally wiped" 15 of their phones AFTER the DOJ Inspector General asked for their devices to be handed over
Why won't Adam Schiff look into this? What were they covering up? I thought 'No one was above the law?'
Math majors...what is the likelihood that more than 10 top Mueller officials all put their phones in airplane mode and then forgot the password and used too many passwords to wipe em out?— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) September 10, 2020
NEWS: At least 27 phones used by the Mueller team were wiped before they could be checked for records.— Ivan Pentchoukov (@IvanPentchoukov) September 10, 2020
Some phones just wiped themselves, in other cases there was mass password amnesia that required resets.
Source ppg. 49-52: https://t.co/DUjvvVd8Ke
Blatant coverup by Mueller’s staffhttps://t.co/BVrOza9cxR— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 11, 2020
Mueller’s team charged @GeorgePapa19 with 20 year felony obstruction for merely “deactivating” his Facebook account and getting a new cell phone, even though he told the FBI he was switching phones in advance. Same crew nuked all their own phones and it’s meh https://t.co/QiEjK9x5cn— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) September 10, 2020
Incredible! The same media dunces who fell for the pee-pee hoax are going to tell you that the wiping out of the phone data by the Mueller team was an “accident.” And the media wonders why people are losing faith in them, and in our institutions.— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 10, 2020
Read the newly released DOJ documents below.