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Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican South Carolina,
“You think you are mad about the phones being wiped? Stay tuned,”Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Fox News reports that Senator Lindsey Graham says that the wiping of at least cell phones that were used by Robert Mueller’s Investigative team in support of the Trump/Russia probe shows what he calls a “pretty obvious” double standard.
The wiping of the phones took place before DOJ’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) could review the devices, according to the article.
During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Graham said, “We cannot live in a country where this is tolerated,”
Graham went on to say, “Trump-Russia, look how much money they spent, how many agents were involved in investigating all things Trump and Russia, how many subpoenas issued, how many lives turned upside down.”
According to the documents, at least several dozen phones were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons.Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Phones from Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman, attorney James Quarles and many others were either “accidentally wiped” or somehow reportedly “wiped themselves” sometime during the investigation.
The documents also show that a phone belonging to then-FBI attorney Lisa Page — who exchanged anti-Trump texts with fellow agent Peter Strzok — was restored to factory settings when the Inspector General’s Office got it, according to Fox News.
“You think you are mad about the phones being wiped? Stay tuned,” Graham told host Sean Hannity. “We’ll talk in about 10 or 12 days and we’ll see if there is something else you can get mad about.”
Lindsey Graham is an American politician, who serves as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, Graham has served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary since 2019.