Worse than Watergate: 5 months is worse than 18 minutes

Jan. 22, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the FBI’s apparent destruction of 5 months of text messages between Peter Strozk and Lisa Page leading up to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, an investigation they ended up working on:

“Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods erased 18 minutes of tape and became infamous. The FBI erased five months of text messages leading up to the Mueller investigation, and expect the American public to believe it was a random mistake. This is worse than Watergate. The text messages between agents Strozk and Page are instructive because earlier messages that were released included the involvement FBI Deputy Director McCabe and the desire of top-level FBI officials to create an ‘insurance policy’ against a Trump presidency. This apparent FBI cover-up and destruction of evidence must be met with the harshest penalties available under the law. These rogue federal employees should be serving in a federal penitentiary, not receiving a federal paycheck.”

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