The more we learn about FBI Section Leader Peter Strzok, the married agent dismissed in August 2017 from the Russia investigation by Robert Mueller after the discovery of anti-Trump emails, by a DOJ internal investigation of the Clinton e-mails investigation, Strzok exchanged with his alleged mistress Lisa Page, a top FBI lawyer on the staff of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and his central role in the Clinton e-mail investigations and the Michael Flynn-Russia investigation, the more the current Mueller investigation looks like a partisan witch hunt.
And Mueller and the FBI both dragged their feet on sharing key info about all this with Congress.
Including the news that Strzok was the one who changed then-FBI chief Jim Comey’s draft language on Clinton’s use of that private server from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” in the final version.
That’s huge, because the statute specifies that gross negligence in the handling of classified info is itself a crime, whatever the intent — though Comey declared that Clinton shouldn’t face prosecution precisely because she had no “intent” to break the law.
Strzok also conducted the FBI interviews of Clinton and her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, in the e-mail probe.
More, he was reportedly one of the major FBI figures urging investigations on the basis of the “Steele dossier” of Russian-sourced scurrilous anti-Trump allegations, which we now know was commissioned by the Clinton campaign.
More, he signed the documents that opened the ensuing “collusion” probe. And he led the FBI interview of Gen. Mike Flynn, in which Flynn told the lies that eventually forced him out as Trump’s national security adviser, and for which he’s now pleaded guilty in a deal with Mueller.
Meanwhile, Mills and Abedin’s testimony in their interviews has been shown false in one major regard: Contrary to their denials, each had been well aware of Clinton’s private server — they had to deal with the office fallout whenever it went down. Unlike Flynn, though, they never faced charges for lying to federal investigators.
Go here to read the rest. It should be noted that it was not revealed by Mueller as to why Strzok was dismissed from the investigation until the day after Michael Flynn on Friday of last week entered a plea of guilty to lying in the non-taped interview conducted by Strzok and another FBI agent. This all stinks to high Heaven, and it appears that the fix was in regarding all the highly political investigations in which Mr. Strzok, the Zelig of the FBI, was involved. That whirring sound you hear is J. Edgar Hoover, who, whatever you could say against him, strove to keep the FBI free from being a political tool of Presidents, in his grave. The Deep State is not a right wing fantasy but is rather a reality that poses a real threat to American democracy and our first civil right: the right to rule ourselves.
Strangers of his counsel, hirelings of his pay,
These shall deal our Justice: sell—deny—delay.