‘That should be investigated, damn it!’ Giuliani calls for probe into Mueller and 19,000 ‘destroyed’ texts

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In a stunning move this week sure to trigger mass outrage from the left, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Mueller should be investigated for destruction of evidence for allowing those text messages from Strzok to be erased, messages that would show the state of mind and tactics of his lead anti-Trump FBI agent at the start of his probe,” Giuliani said in an interview with The Hill.

“Destroying the 19,000 texts of Strzok and Page. I told you at the beginning, this thing began illegitimately with Strzok and the Steele dossier, which is totally false, paid for by Hillary Clinton. The search warrant is based on a bought and paid for piece of oppo research.”

Following a lengthy investigation, the Office of the Inspector General announced earlier this month that someone within Mueller’s office had reset the government-issued phones of disgraced former FBI special agent Peter Strzok and disgraced former FBI attorney Lisa Page after they were booted from his investigation into Russian collusion last year.

This matters because both prior to them joining the special counsel’s team and during their time handling the investigation into then-GOP presidential nominee Trump in 2016, the duo exchanged text messages that referenced an “insurance policy” against Trump’s election.

The exact meaning of this “insurance policy” remains unclear because thousands of the romantically involved duo’s text messages disappeared once word of their anti-Trump animus went public.

Mueller reportedly booted the duo after learning of their text messages.

According to an OIG report published Dec. 13, following Strzok and Page’s departure from the Special Counsel’s Office, Mueller’s staff reset their phones and then issued them to new owners.

This revelation troubled many because of the timing aspect. The only messages between Strzok and Page that disappeared were those from Dec. 13, 2016, to May 17, 2017, the day that Mueller was appointed special counsel. Because the messages reappeared the day Mueller was assigned, some wondered if his very assignment was linked to Strzok and Page’s “insurance policy.”

Giuliani’s statement to The Hill suggests that he believes it was.

“That should be investigated, damn it, that should be investigated fully. You want a special counsel, get one for that,” he angrily declared.

The attorney and former New York City mayor feels similarly about the infamous dossier.

“[It was] a piece of garbage, and they don’t properly alert the court to that. Do I think that’s improper? Yeah, that sounds to me a lot more like a false statement than some of the ones they charged.”

Led by disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, the bureau submitted the dossier to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2016 without informing the judge of its origin.

The Democrat National Committee and then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton paid for the compilation of the dossier in 2016 in a bid to alter the outcome of the election.

The FBI never told the judge this. Nor did they inform the judge that they’d already confirmed that the majority of the information in the dossier are patently fraudulent.

“James Comey — along with other top DOJ and FBI officials — knew the evidence presented in the dossier was shady,” Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed earlier this month.

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“We’re now four degrees of separation from the original mandate of the investigation, which was collusion which did not occur,” Giuliani added during his interview with The Hill.

Though the purpose of Mueller’s investigation has been to determine whether the president colluded with Russian operatives to affect the election, none of his indictments have involved collusion.

Instead the special counsel has targeted the president’s associates for a litany of tangential crimes, including the crime of allegedly lying to federal authorities.

Regarding Flynn, Giuliani was especially stunned by Mueller’s apparent hypocrisy.

“Giuliani said it is ironic that, after investigating Trump for possible obstruction because Trump once suggested the FBI consider going easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Mueller himself asked a federal judge to go easy on Flynn by awarding no prison time,” The Hill reported.

“Maybe Mueller needs to investigate himself for obstruction on Flynn like he did my client,” Giluani said.

Vivek Saxena

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