Critical evidence could have been removed from phones belonging to Robert Mueller’s investigatory team when dozens of phones were “wipes.”
However, there will be price to pay for such acts if House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes has anything to do with it.
“So the question here is: Was there an investigation?” said Nunes to Fox News. “Because if there was, that could be obstruction of justice. But I think regardless of that, this is destruction of federal records. We cannot have a justice system — whether it’s at the federal level, or the state level, or the local level — where records are being destroyed.”
Fox News detailed how “The deletion of phone data was disclosed upon the release of Justice Department records in a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch.” It was in that suit that disclosed “records showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped of information after messages between former FBI agent Peter Stzrok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page revealed politically charged statements that raised questions about the Russia investigation’s integrity.”
Nunes noted that preserving records is “how we have a fair and equal justice system” that holds prosecutors accountable. “The Republican Party has to prioritize this that these guys are prosecuted and held accountable,” said Nunes.