Mobile Phones of FBI Lovebirds Strzok, Page Wiped Clean, Reset

Text messages sent between the pair are crucial to the perception of the Mueller probe and ongoing court cases…

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(The Epoch Times) A report by the Justice Department watchdog issued on Dec. 13 shows that someone wiped the data on the smartphones assigned to notorious FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page during their work for the Russia probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.

After the appointment of the special counsel in May 2017, Strzok and Page—who had an extramarital affair—joined Mueller’s team.

Both worked on the investigation briefly, with Page leaving on May 28, 2017, and Strzok being removed in late July.

Strzok and Page entered the national spotlight in January 2018 after their text messages became public, revealing the pair detested President Donald Trump and favored Hillary Clinton while working on high-profile investigations in 2016 and 2017 involving both Trump and Clinton.

Text messages sent between the pair are crucial to the perception of the Mueller probe and ongoing court cases.

Strzok was one of the FBI agents who interviewed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn is now facing sentencing in relation to false statements he made during the interview.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) attempted to recover the special counsel iPhones issued to Page and Strzok as part of an investigation into actions taken by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI during the 2016 election.

But the OIG was unable to recover any data because both phones were reset to factory settings before investigators recovered them, according to the watchdog’s report (pdf)…Original Source