Sen. Graham hints at more explosive revelations in Russia probe: "We'll talk in about 10 or 12 days"

by Joel Abbott · Sep 11th, 2020 12:00 pm

Last Updated Sep 14th, 2020 at 6:23 pm

During an interview with Fox News Thursday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested there is more bombshell information to be released in the ongoing investigation into the FBI's Trump-Russia collusion probe.

Graham, who spoke to host Sean Hannity, elaborated on the recent revelation that phones belonging to the investigation team of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller had been completely erased before they were reviewed by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General.

The records, released after a lawsuit from watchdog group Judicial Watch, show team deputy Andrew Weissman "accidentally wiped" his phone twice by entering the wrong passcode too many times. Other members of the team, including Greg Andres, Kyle Freeny, and Rush Atkinson did the same.

Another tactic allegedly used by the team was to put their phones in airplane mode, lock them, and then claim to not have the password, triggering a remote deletion of the device for security purposes.

Others claimed to have "unintentionally" restored their phones to factory settings. FBI laywer Lisa Page, who made national headlines for the exposure of her anti-Trump texts with FBI agent Peter Strzok, was one of those who apparently did this before returning it to the inspector general's office.

"We cannot live in a country where this is tolerated," Graham said. "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."

Graham, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it was his job to find out why the DOJ and the FBI got the Trump-Russia probe "so wrong," and that it was the job of Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is leading the investigation into the case, to determine who obstructed justice.

The senator then suggested that there would be more revelations in the case in coming weeks.

"You think you are mad about the phones being wiped?" Graham asked. "Stay tuned. We'll talk in about 10 or 12 days and we'll see if there is something else you can get mad about."


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