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Trump shares debunked claims that Mueller deleted texts between pro-Clinton FBI ‘gaga lovers’

Trump shares video of debunked claim that Mueller deleted texts between pro-Clinton FBI ‘gaga lovers’ Page and Strzok, calling the deletion ‘one of the most horrible abuses of all’

  • Trump took to his Twitter to share video from conservative group Judicial Watch that claimed that Mueller deleted texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok 
  • ‘This is one of the most horrible abuses of all,’ he said in the Saturday tweet
  • He added: ‘Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us the “insurance policy”‘
  • In June, Trump falsely accused Mueller of deleting messages that would support the president’s contention that the Russia investigation was out to get him 
  • AP Fact Check reports that Mueller had no role in deleting anti-Trump texts  

President Trump on Saturday accused former special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally deleting texts in the course of his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump took to his Twitter to share video from conservative group Judicial Watch that claimed that Mueller deleted text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok – a theory that has repeatedly been debunked.

‘This is one of the most horrible abuses of all,’ he said in the Saturday morning tweet. ‘Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us “the insurance policy.”’

Former special counsel Robert Mueller

Donald Trump took to his Twitter to share video from conservative group Judicial Watch that claimed that Mueller deleted text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok – a theory that has repeatedly been debunked

Donald Trump took to his Twitter to share video from conservative group Judicial Watch that claimed that Mueller deleted text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok - a theory that has repeatedly been debunked

Donald Trump took to his Twitter to share video from conservative group Judicial Watch that claimed that Mueller deleted text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok – a theory that has repeatedly been debunked

Trump first accused Mueller of deleting messages in June, soon after it was announced that the prosecutor would testify before Congress. 

The allegation of a ‘crime’ by Mueller was one in a series of claims made by the president in an interview on Fox Business Network and on Twitter. 

‘Mueller terminated them illegally. He terminated the emails, he terminated all of the stuff between Strzok and Page, you know they sung like you’ve never seen,’ Trump claimed. 

‘Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together. He would – he terminated them. They’re gone. And that’s illegal, he — that’s a crime.’

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page

Former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok

AP Fact Check reports that Mueller had no role in deleting anti-Trump text messages traded by former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and there’s no basis for saying he was involved in anything illegal.

AP Fact Check reports that Mueller had no role in deleting anti-Trump text messages traded by former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and there’s no basis for saying he was involved in anything illegal.

In fact, once Mueller learned of the existence of the texts, which were sent before his appointment as special counsel, he removed Strzok from his team investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump appears to be referring to the fact that the FBI, for technical reasons, was initially unable to retrieve months of text messages between the two officials. But the FBI was ultimately able to recover them and there’s never been any allegation – minus those from Trump – that Mueller had anything to do with that process.

However, Business Insider did report that the Mueller report detailed how the Trump administration deleted messages that hindered their investigation.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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