The Inspector General report below states that the Office of the Special Counsel destroyed evidence on Peter Strzok’s phone by wiping all data AFTER firing Strzok for bias but BEFORE turning the phone over to the Inspector General.
The Inspector General used other investigative means to find the wiped text messages.
This seems to be destruction of evidence in anticipation of investigation. It is unclear how the Special Counsel’s investigation can continue or any of its conclusions respected now that the Inspector General has officially determined that the Special Counsel has been destroying evidence of its own bias.
OIG Report attached below:
i-2018-003523.pdf (3.3 MB)