By Michael Todd
In a brazen attempt by the Mueller team to destroy records, they wiped 30 phones before supposedly checking the information. Not only is this illegal, but it is not the only time individuals peddling the Russian collusion hoax destroyed documents that were most likely damming to their case and themselves. It is also worth noting that most investigators on the Mueller Team were avid anti-Trump individuals who have been outspoken about their disdain for the President.
Records Management by Federal Agencies (44 U.S.C. Chapter 31)
§ 3101. Records management by agency heads; general duties
The head of each Federal agency shall make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of the agency and designed to furnish the information necessary to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of persons directly affected by the agency’s activities.
Disposal of Records (44 U.S.C. Chapter 33)
§ 3301. Definition of records
(a) RECORDS DEFINED.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—As used in this chapter, the term “records”—
(A) includes all recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, made or received by a Federal agency under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the United States Government or because of the informational value of data in them; and
(B) does not include —
(i) library and museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes; or
(ii) duplicate copies of records preserved only for convenience.
(2) RECORDED INFORMATION DEFINED.— For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘recorded’ information includes all traditional forms of records, regardless of physical form or characteristics, including information created, manipulated, communicated, or stored in digital or electronic form.
(b) DETERMINATION OF DEFINITION.—The Archivist’s determination, whether recorded information, regardless of whether it exists in physical, digital, or electronic form, is a record as defined in subsection (a) shall be binding on all Federal agencies.
After years of baseless accusations and well-timed leaks from anonymous sources, the Democrats could not show any connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian Government. Even though their primary source of information (Christopher Steele) worked diligently to create a salacious document allowing the Obama administration to spy on the Trump Campaign, they were too loose with their associations, which began to implicate them in a grand conspiracy.
In the Mueller Team deleting files, their excuse was that the devices were wiped on accident, by entering the wrong password too many times, or wiped themselves without intervention. Andrew Weissman, who was Mueller’s second in command, wiped his phone twice by supposedly entering the password incorrectly too many times. In Weissman’s case, documentation shows that he knew the Steele Dossier was fake well before the Mueller probe began. Assistant special counsel James Quarles stated that his phone mysteriously wiped itself without any interference by him. In 2018 the office of the inspector general detailed that the phones of F.B.I. Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and F.B.I. Attorney Lisa Page had both been wiped before the I.G. investigators found them.
On September 10, released documents show data vanished well before the deletion of Strzok and Page’s information occurred. What makes this ordeal unreasonable is that the special counsel’s office had procedures to identify, locate, and secure all electronic records before any member left the team. This is in accordance with 44 U.S.C. Chapters 31 and 33. Yet the procedures were somehow not followed with information potentially damaging to the Mueller Team and the Democrat narrative. With so many high-level attorneys and investigators having their phones wiped, the deleted data most likely contained improper or criminal conduct. Messages from Kevin Clinesmith were one of the ways he was caught forging documents.
Keep in mind that if the Trump Team had erased phones and destroyed documents like this, they would all be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and their families would be attacked. Because these individuals have deep connections to Obama, Clinton, Soros, and a slew of other bad actors, they are allowed to make excuses playing on the ignorance of those blindly following them. This needs to end because you cannot have a cohesive union if only some abide by the rules.