Trump: Mueller Committed a 'Crime' by Deleting Evidence


President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting communications, calling the alleged actions “illegal” and “a crime.”

Trump’s statements came during a phone interview with Maria Bartiromo, host of the Fox Business show “Mornings with Maria.”

During wide-ranging interview, it was inevitable that the subject of Mueller’s Russia probe would come up.

Trump, for his part, started speaking about the now-famed text messages between ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok and his romantic partner, former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

“Here’s the problem, Robert Mueller, they worked for him, and the two lovers were together, and they had texts back and forth, emails back and forth,” Trump said, as the far-left outlet HuffPost pointed out.

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“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,” he added.

“Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together. He terminated them. They’re gone. And that’s illegal. That’s a crime.”

If it’s true, and admittedly, that’s a big if, then Mueller would find himself embroiled in yet another huge scandal.

Trump has suggested as early as this past December that the text messages were illegally deleted, but no evidence has been publicly proffered to substantiate the claim.

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Trump noted in his interview with Bartiromo that despite the Mueller investigation, his administration has overseen an exceptionally strong economy.

“Let me tell you, I have done great on the economy,” Trump said, according to Newsmax.

“I have done great with the military.”

“I have done great with everything. Here is what is unfair. I’ve had a 24-7, a phony witch hunt. A disgusting, phony witch hunt,” he added.

When asked about Mueller being called to testify in front of Congress test month, Trump responded: “It never ends.”

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Referring to the origins of allegations investigated by the FBI that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, Trump told Fox: “They got caught and they’re running around going wild trying to do everything they can, but they spied on my campaign, it’s as simple as that.”

“It’s so illegal, it’s probably the biggest political scandal in history and they got caught doing it.”

Whether or not Mueller or his team deleted evidence, there is little doubt Trump is right to call the entire Russia probe one of America’s biggest political scandals.

Democrats will continue to rehash and review the evidence until they get what they want: a 2020 defeat of Trump.

With the collusion hoax now disprove, there is no good reason to press the issue any further except to capitalize on the fury and rage of the anti-Trump voters.

But history makes me skeptical to expect that reason and calmness will rule the leftist agenda.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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