The main stream media is focusing on the details of his anti-Trump expressions, when the messages between Peter Strzok and his mistress and an FBI lawyer Lisa Page are under consideration. But there are more important issues we should find in headlines.
This video (0.00 – 5.00) shows how one individual exercise decisive influence over all the most important current FBI investigations. The epicenter of investigations, such as Clinton server investigation and the Trump- Russia investigation is Peter Strzok. He is a Deputy Assistant Director of the (FBI), and second in command of counterintelligence. He also has reportedly served as chief of counterintelligence at the FBI.
JORDAN: And he’s the same Peter Strzok who was a key player in the Clinton investigation, the same Peter Strzok who interviewed Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, participated in the Clinton — Secretary Clinton’s interview? And he’s also the same Peter Strzok who — now we know — changed Director Comey’s exoneration letter, changed the term “gross negligence,” which is a crime, to “extreme carelessness”? Is that the same guy?
WRAY: Well, Congressman, I don’t know every step that the individual you mentioned was involved in. But certainly, I know that he was heavily involved in the Clinton e-mail investigation.
JORDAN: And he — thank you. And he — and is it — is this the same Peter Strzok who helped — was a key player in the Russian investigation, and the same Peter Strzok who was put on Mueller’s team — Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s team?
WRAY: I certainly know that he was working on the special counsel’s investigation. Whether or not he would be characterized as…
JORDAN: And the same…
WRAY: … a key player on that investigation, that’s really not for me to say.
JORDAN: … OK — and the same Peter Strzok that, we learned this past weekend, was removed from the special counsel team because he exchanged text messages with a colleague at the FBI that were — displayed a pro-Clinton bias — is that accurate?
There is nothing in the FBI guidelines that prevents agents from having or expressing a political opinion in their capacity as an individual, even publicly. But if this affected his work, then every outcome of the investigation he was involved in comes into question.
The Steele Dossier
Agent Strzok was also reported as the FBI contact person to receive the Russian Dossier and interview the author Christopher Steele.
Political campaigns usually try to dig up dirt on their opponent if they can. That is what Fusion GPS tried to deliver. Clinton campaign and DNC paid for Fusion GPS via a law firm.
(Notice Jim Jordan saying: “. The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign –which we now know were one in the same…”)
The cash went from Fusion to British ex-spy Christopher Steele. He then paid Kremlin sources for supposed dirt on the Trump team. His dossier a collection of more or less unverified allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia, denied by those involved.
The big question is whether the bureau used the Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant for spying on members of the Trump team.
JORDAN: Well, here’s what I’m not getting: Peter Strzok is selected to be on Mueller’s team, after all this history, put on Mueller’s team, and then he’s removed for some pro-Clinton text messages. I mean, there are all kinds of people on Mueller’s team who are pro-Clinton. There’s been all kinds of stories — PolitiFact reported 96 percent of the top lawyers’ contributions went to Clinton or Obama.
But Peter Strzok, the guy who ran the Clinton investigation; interviewed Mills, Abedin; interviewed Secretary Clinton; changed “gross negligence,” a crime, to the term “extreme carelessness;” who ran the Russian investigation; who interviewed Mike Flynn gets put on Mueller’s team, and then he gets kicked off for a text message that’s anti-Trump.
If you kicked everybody off Mueller’s team who was anti-Trump, I don’t think there’d be anybody left. So here — there’s got to be something more here. It can’t just be some text messages that show a pro-Clinton, anti-Trump bias. There’s got to be something more. And I’m trying to figure out what it is.
But my hunch is it has something to do with the dossier. Director, did Peter Strzok help produce and present the application to the FISA court to secure a warrant to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign?
CHRISTOPHER WRAY, FBI: I’m not prepared to discuss anything about a FISA process in this setting.
JORDAN: We’re not talking about what happened in the court, we’re talking about what the FBI took to the court. The application. Was Peter Strzok involved in taking that to the court?
WRAY: I’m not going to discuss anything to do with the FISA court applications.
JORDAN: Remember a couple things, director… about the dossier. The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign –which we now know were one in the same– paid the law firm, who paid Fusion GPS, who paid Christopher Steele, who then paid Russians to put together a report we call the dossier, filled with all kinds of fake news National Enquirer garbage.
It is been reported that this dossier was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA court and presented as a legitimate intelligence document — that it became the basis for granting a warrant to spy on Americans. I am wondering if that actually took place. It sure looks like it did.
“I think Peter Strzok, head of counterintelligence at the FBI… Peter Strzok, the guy who ran the FBI’s Clinton investigation, did all the interviews… Peter Strzok, the guy who was running the Russia investigation at the FBI… Peter Strzok, Mr. Super Agent at the FBI, I think he is the guy that took the application to the FISA court.
“And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats’ campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take it to a FISA court so they can spy on another campaign, if that happened, that is as wrong as it gets..
Peter Strzok didn’t work alone
There is over 35000 employees and Peter Strzok is running everything? The headlines appear entirely shaped to make him the scapegoat.
Peter Strzok wrote to Lisa Page, dated Aug. 15, 2016:
I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk
It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,
Was Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe involved in this conservation? Had FBI secret ‘insurance policy’ in case Trump won?
- Trump wasn’ t supposed to win so they never thought any accountability would be necessary.
- How does Congress provide oversight if federal agencies refuse to provide documents to them without any kind of penalties?
- If you want to politically destroy the President, the FBI only needs to accuse [President] of a crime and start investigating that crime. If said President fires the FBI agent, a special prosecutor is appointed to search and destroy the President and any and all of the President’s men.
- No FBI or DOJ members can be fired by the President while they are investigating the President. Well if I were in the FBI and in hot water, I’d begin investigating the President thus securing my job or at least enable revenge taking at some point, after being fired…..
- This whole crisis is because we elected a president who isn’t “one of them”.
- One logical conclusion to make is that a coup has already taken place (1963?), and Trump is the counter coup.
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