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Mueller aide removed from Russia investigation for anti-Trump texts now under review for his role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation

December 3, 2017

  Yesterday we learned that earlier this year Peter Strzok was removed from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russia collusion investigation for some anti-Trump texts he made to a colleague. That one issue alone was enough to have him removed, obviously, because it shows that he had a bias in what is supposed to be a neutral investigation, but now we are learning that Peter Strzok himself is being “reviewed” (I would prefer the term “investigated”) for his role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

  Here is more:

Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department’s Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague.

A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok’s roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by “very early next year.” 

He participated in the FBI’s fateful interview with Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016 – just days before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he was declining to recommend prosecution of Mrs. Clinton in connection with her use, as secretary of state, of a private email server. 

As deputy FBI director for counterintelligence, Strzok also enjoyed liaison with various agencies in the intelligence community, including the CIA, then led by Director John Brennan.

And here is more:

Strzok himself briefed the committee on Dec. 5, 2016, the sources said, but within months of that session House Intelligence Committee investigators were contacted by an informant suggesting that there was “documentary evidence” that Strzok was purportedly obstructing the House probe into the dossier.

In early October, Nunes personally asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – who has overseen the Trump-Russia probe since the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions – to make Strzok available to the committee for questioning, sources said.

While Strzok’s removal from the Mueller team had been publicly reported in August, the Justice Department never disclosed the anti-Trump texts to the House investigators. The denial of access to Strzok was instead predicated, sources said, on broad “personnel” grounds.

  But it gets even worse for Strzok, the FBI, and the Department of Injustice as possible contempt charges loom: 

Responding to the revelations about Strzok’s texts on Saturday, Nunes said he has now directed his staff to draft contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray. Unless DOJ and FBI comply with all of his outstanding requests for documents and witnesses by the close of business on Monday, Nunes said, he would seek a resolution on the contempt citations before year’s end.

“We now know why Strzok was dismissed, why the FBI and DOJ refused to provide us this explanation, and at least one reason why they previously refused to make [FBI] Deputy Director [Andrew] McCabe available to the Committee for an interview,” Nunes said in a statement.

  So, he played a role in the events leading up to James Comey’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton in the email scandal and he had an obvious anti-Trump bias while helping in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 campaign until his bias could no longer be ignored, and yet the Congress was told he was relieved of duty for personal reasons.

  I guess if you count his personal political beliefs as “personal reasons” for letting him go this would make sense, at least to a liberal who only cares about bringing down Donald Trump, but this was not a personal reason in the legal sense of the investigation and now everybody realizes what was going on and hopefully the Congress will bring contempt charges forward. 

  This is quite the incestuous relationship within the swamp…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium


10 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    December 3, 2017 9:23 pm

    And this means what if anything? Surely the Trump witch hunt will proceed unencumbered by, if there are/were any, ethical violations or broken laws. Hmmm…,if only they had a picture of Trump massaging a sleeping woman’s breast on an airplane.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 4, 2017 6:37 am

      In the end this will amount to nothing because both sides want Trump out of there. If the Republicans do give Trump a win on taxes it will be because they have been promising this for so long and don’t think they can afford another loss like with Obamacare.


  2. Brittius permalink
    December 4, 2017 4:51 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 4, 2017 6:09 am

    He was having an extramarital affair and was sharing his emails with Lisa Page an FBI lawyer. Typical FBI problem! At least it was in house rather than with a hooker per sop.

    There are more of these screw offs on Muellers team.

    Liked by 1 person


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