But their emails.
Several members of the Trump campaign deleted emails and other electronic communications before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was able to see them, according to the censored version of the Mueller report released on Thursday.
According to the report, "some of the individuals we interviewed or whose conduct we investigated — including some associated with the Trump campaign — deleted relevant communications or communicated during the relevant period using applications that feature encryption or that do not provide for long-term retention of data or communications records."
Because people close to Trump destroyed evidence, Mueller's investigation was hindered.
Mueller's team "was not able to corroborate witness statements through comparison to contemporaneous communications or fully question witnesses about statements that appeared inconsistent with other known facts."
The fact that Trump's team blatantly destroyed potential evidence smacks of rank hypocrisy, especially in light of the 2016 campaign. Trump repeatedly attacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for her use of a private server during her time as Secretary of State.
Not only did Trump's campaign impede the investigation by destroying evidence, the Trump White House — including Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner — repeatedly used private email to conduct White House business.
The Mueller report is shedding light on more blatant hypocrisy from Trump and his cronies.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.