Yet another Russiagate scandal has been exposed that the liberal media will now have to cover up and hide from the American people. Robert Mueller’s cherry-picked team of Hillary Clinton bootlickers “lost” 59 cellphones that they were supposed to turn in after their Russia hoax probe ended. How exactly does a team of supposed professionals lose 59 phones? Purposefully.
This is a scandal that’s even bigger than Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 deleted emails. And the only reason we know about is because Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have made it public. Hillary Clinton was just a Secretary of State for the Obama regime. Robert Mueller and his team were supposed to be acting on behalf of the Justice Department, and therefore are held to a higher ethical standard. At least in theory.
It turns out the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) discovered that 59 of the 96 phones issued to Mueller’s team to carry out the Russia investigation were missing in May. The OIG just recently revealed that little detail to Grassley and Johnson, so they’re trying to get answers now.
Just like the official emails that Hillary Clinton illegally deleted, all the text messages and email messages sent from those missing phones is supposed to be a part of the public record. Even if those messages were secret or classified, they’re still supposed to be preserved so that Congress can provide oversight of the DOJ, and so that future historians will be able to tell what happened. Mueller carried out his farcical investigation on the public dime, so all of their records are supposed to be accessible for transparency and accountability.
Aside from the public records aspect of the missing phones, there’s also the issue of the very real crimes that Mueller’s team committed to smear the Trump family. Mueller’s team of Clinton cheerleaders leaked like a sieve throughout the entire Russia investigation. While they never managed to find any actual Russians or collusion in the Trump campaign, they leaked an awful lot of one-sided prosecutorial information to try to make the Trumps look bad. Leaking details of an ongoing investigation to the media is a serious violation of DOJ rules.
And I’ll bet dollars-to-donuts that those 59 missing phones would reveal who was doing the leaking. Another thing those phones likely had on them was a bunch of insane anti-Trump sniping. Mueller and Andrew Weissman, who really ran the investigation, don’t want anyone to see that most if not all of the lawyers on their team were a bunch of snowflakes with Advanced-Stage Trump Derangement Syndrome. The revelations in Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s text messages were embarrassing enough for the DOJ.
Johnson and Grassley have sent a letter asking a bunch of key questions of Attorney General Merrick Garland this week. They want the Justice Department to turn over the chain-of-custody paperwork on those phones, and the names of Mueller’s teammates who the missing 59 phones belonged to. They’re also asking for documentation of all text messages that the Inspector General was able to recover.
They’re asking to know what efforts the DOJ has taken to locate the missing phones. And most importantly, they’re asking if the existing phones have been examined to determine whether they were used to leak sensitive or classified information.
I don’t expect they’ll receive satisfactory answers from the Biden Justice Department. If history is any guide, the DOJ will drag its feet on this for another two or three years, before sheepishly admitting that they “accidentally” smashed the 59 phones with a hammer and then launched them into space. Whoopsie!
Do you think anyone in the Department of Justice, or the FBI realizes the absolute contempt that the American people now have for them? They leave no stone unturned when hunting down Roger Stone or some little old lady who walked into the US Capitol with her knitting needles on January 6th. But when their own agents commit brazen crimes in broad daylight, they just shrug as if it’s no big deal.
This is unsustainable and it’s wrecking the country. Our two-track justice system has gone on for far too long. And now that so many Americans realize what a scam the whole thing is, it’s only a matter of time before these previously vaunted “institutions” are torn down brick by brick.