A new bombshell report from Chuck Ross of the DailyCaller reveals multiple members of Mueller’s team wiped their cellphones and/or deleted data from it prior to records review.
In total, DOJ records reveal data from over 25 government issued phones used by Mueller’s team were wiped or deleted.
In several cases, those who wiped their phones say it was accidental.
Andrew Weissmann, a top deputy on the special counsel’s team, “wiped” his phone twice, according to the documents, which were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
Weissmann “entered password too many times and wiped his phone” on March 8, 2018, the Justice Department spreadsheet says. He claimed to have “accidentally wiped” his phone on Sept. 27, 2018.
“Data lost,” the spreadsheet reads.
A phone used by James Quarles, one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s closest aides, “wiped itself without intervention from him,” the Justice Department document says.
A phone used by prosecutor Greg Andres was wiped due to a forgotten password on May 30, 2018.
Multiple other cellphones were “accidentally wiped prior to records review” according to the report.
Ross writes “There is no indication from the records that any of the special counsel prosecutors scrubbed their phones to intentionally hide their communications. The prosecutors likely knew their phones were subject to review from the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general.”
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