Donald trump Jr. followed his daddy’s lead on Saturday evening when he falsely accused the FBI if destroying thousands of text messages between former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, only to be brutally trashed on social media.
President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani went batsh*t crazy Friday morning by howling about the FBI supposedly destroying the texts, allegations that they repeated from conservative outlets.
Trump attempted to use the report to once again discredit the Russia investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:
Wow, 19,000 Texts between Lisa Page and her lover, Peter S of the FBI, in charge of the Russia Hoax, were just reported as being wiped clean and gone. Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News. Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2018
His son, who could be the next to be indicted by the probe, would go on to merely retweet his dad’s erroneous claim, only to post his own reaction later:
Imagine the outrage that would ensue if anyone actually believed that this destruction of evidence actually benefited President Trump! This is truly disgraceful, and every citizen should be very concerned that this is happening today in America. https://t.co/le7Ta1IVUe
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 15, 2018
Of course, every single text message sent between the pair of agents has already been analyzed. Plus, Strzok was removed from the investigation by Mueller early on and Page resigned.
Furthermore, the Inspector General has cleared the FBI of any wrongdoing and pointed out that the FBI actually managed to recover thousands of the messages.
According to NBC News:
“The Justice Department’s watchdog has found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
“Instead, the Inspector General in a report on Thursday faulted an FBI-wide software failure that has resulted in large portions of FBI text messages not being archived.
“The report examined a gap in messages from December 2016 through May 2017 from the phones of former FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page. The FBI ultimately managed to recover thousands of the messages.”
In other words, Trump, his son and his lawyer all tweeted out fake news in an effort to smear the FBI and the Russia investigation.
Twitter users did not let Trump Jr. escape mockery:
Donald Jr, soon to be known as Individual 2.
— KLPC (@klpc713) December 15, 2018
Imagine lying to Congress. LYING to Congress!?! Can you think of what would happen if you did that???
— David Sheehan (@dsheehan213) December 15, 2018
No I’m concerned with the Mafia running the country.
— Karcamp (@kaicee118) December 15, 2018
Just a reminder. You’re under investigation too.
— Nancy Pirwitz (@NancySchmitz11) December 15, 2018
Interestingly you don’t mention they recovered 19k. And you didn’t mention policy to wipe phones once the employee is no longer working for the organization. Nice but ineffective twist. Only effective with your lambs
— Citizen (@KerseyBeth) December 15, 2018
If you are looking at Giuliani as the arbiter of what is right and wrong, you are really in trouble!
— Richard Skipper (@RichardSkipper) December 15, 2018
The OIG has recovered those texts. That was the whole point of the report they just released. Assistant AG Stephen Boyd, a Trump appointee, attributed it to “misconfiguration issues related to rollouts, provisioning, and software upgrades.” https://t.co/N1ev2Y9WJ3
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 15, 2018
Just another day and another pathetic and desperate attempt to undermine an investigation that is closing in. Trump Jr. should be terrified.
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