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Mueller aide removed from Russia investigation was behind the language change to ‘extremely careless’ description of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information

December 4, 2017

  Over the weekend we learned that a top aide to Robert Mueller, Peter Strzok, in the Russia collusion scandal investigation was removed from the investigation a few months ago for some anti-Trump texts made between himself and his mistress. His impartiality was obviously not so impartial–he had an agenda. At that time we also found out that he played a role in the Hillary Clinton email scandal investigation and this was now under review also.

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.

  Today we learned from this story that not only was he involved in the interview with Hillary Clinton but that he is also responsible for changing the description of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information from  “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”

A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” the source said.
  The result of this language change cannot be understated because if the FBI found Hillary Clinton “grossly negligent” the FBI would have had to recommend bringing charges against the failed 2016 Presidential candidate while “extremely careless” gave the FBI an out although the two terms mean basically the same thing.
  In an apparent attempt at downplaying Peter Strzok’s role in the language change another source told CNN that the language change was a group effort and was not Peter Strzok’s responsibility alone. Even if this is true it does not lessen the role Peter Strzok played in the language change but it calls into question whether or not any of the other individuals involved in the language change are also serving Robert Mueller in the Russian collusion scandal but we just do not know it because none of them have slipped up. We would not know about Peter Strzok if he did not slip up and he would probably still be on the team if he did not…
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  1. December 4, 2017 10:33 pm

    I think we will learn the names of everyone at the FBI that was involved in the Clinton email white wash.

    “Chairman Devin Nunes is also honing in on Rod Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray for their roles in the decision to withhold the reasons for Strzok’s dismissal in August.”

    Two attorneys with no ethics! If Wray failed to notify the WH of Strzok’s Trump needs to have him removed as FBI Director.

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    • December 5, 2017 6:26 am

      I hope so and Rosenstein and Wray would be a good place to start. Mueller must also pay the price for hiding the reason for letting Strzok go.

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  2. December 5, 2017 1:07 am

    According to an article “Strzok’s allegiance to (Deputy Director Andrew) McCabe was unwavering and very well known.” This explains why he was tasked with the Hillary interview. McCabe is Hillary’s man at the FBI.

    Strzok also interviewed Flynn and entrapped him because he had the transcript of Flynn’s phone call. (If this is true then the case against Flynn needs to be thrown out)

    The question now becomes why did Flynn lie? He must have been aware that his phone call was being tapped. Is this a case of reverse entrapment?

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    • December 5, 2017 6:27 am

      I cannot understand why Flynn lied either but “reverse entrapment” is an interesting scenario.

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      • December 5, 2017 8:13 am

        The other question to ask is why Strzok had an “unmasked” transcript. Flynn’s military intelligence mind must have flashed a red warning that something was not right with the questions he was being asked. If this is what happened then as a military officer Flynn was correct to not reveal all that he knew to Strzok.

        The media idiots do not know what is meant by a “lie” . I have not read anywhere exactly how Flynn lied. Is it the case where Gen Flynn give an incomplete recounting because the FBI was not authorized to have the information about his conversation with the Russian Ambassador or did he purposely misstate material facts to specific questions asked?

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      • December 5, 2017 8:13 pm

        Interesting point and question! You are right, nobody has told us what this lie was.

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  3. Dr. Jeff permalink
    December 5, 2017 7:17 pm

    I remember J. Edgar Hoover. He had some faults, but overall, he was unbelievably straight arrow in his investigations. They may not have always followed the law (read G. Gordon Liddy’s “black bag” jobs), but they also knew that right was right and wrong was wrong.

    It was not a political decision. Politics may have been behind an investigation, but the results were always based on honest fact.

    LOL – I never thought I would be defending J. Edgar or using him as a good example.

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    • December 5, 2017 8:15 pm

      I don’t know anything really about J. Edgar Hoover other than some people like him but many people hate him. I might have to check out that book, thanks for the suggestion.

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      • December 5, 2017 9:54 pm

        Hoover lived in an era when the press would not investigate powerful people. This led to the corruption that we have today. Nobody should have a government job or appointment for life.

        Please report back after you read about Hoover.

        https://goo.gl/images/UXViyq

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      • December 6, 2017 6:26 am

        Another book to check out, thanks for the link.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        December 7, 2017 4:36 am

        It’s not a book – Liddy references “black bag jobs” in his biography titled “Will”. After I read it, I couldn’t decide if Liddy was the most dangerous lunatic I’d ever heard of, or a supremely sane and principled man – it’s wild.

        I’m Viet Nam generation and back in the 60’s and early 70’s I was a good bit to the Left of where I am now. Strange spying programs by the FBI were common. It was a mark of high status to find out the FBI had a file on you.

        When the FBI broke into the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s shrink was probably the best known of the illegal FBI activities. While the FBI tactics were often illegal (warrentless searches, entrapment), the cases they actually prosecuted were usually (not always) pretty tight. Believe me when I say the whole era was insane.

        I have seen flaming barricades on the streets of an American city. I’d been hoping to never see anything that bad again, but the Clintons,
        Bush Jr. and especially Obama ended that dream. When the Liberals support Hillary and praise the shadow government Obama left behind, they have no clue what a danger they have created. Antifa is only the tip of the iceberg, hardly more than a distraction.

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      • December 7, 2017 6:30 am

        Thanks Dr. Jeff, I misunderstood.

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