President Trump on Saturday accused former special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally deleting texts in the course of his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The president reacted to a tweet alleging that Mueller’s office may have participated in a cover-up by deleting texts between former FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
“This is one of the most horrible abuses of all,” Trump tweeted. “Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us ‘the insurance policy.’”
Trump had made similar claims about the texts that were critical of him in a Fox Business interview last month.
“Robert Mueller terminated their text messages together,” Trump said. “He terminated them. They’re gone. And that’s illegal. That’s a crime.”
However, CNBC pointed out at the time that Trump did not provide any evidence to back his claim.
Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress on July 24.
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