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FBI Agent Involved in Hillary Email and Russia Investigations Sent Anti-Trump Texts

FBI Agent Involved in Hillary Email and Russia Investigations Sent Anti-Trump Texts

“Strzok was a major player in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations”

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669

One of the only times I’ve ever seen my father, a career military man and Vietnam veteran, express genuine concern over the direction of our country was in the wake of the FBI’s fall from grace under James Comey.  Generally, my dad is upbeat about the perseverance of Americans because of his extensive study of our nation’s history and his belief in American exceptionalism.  His disappointment that the FBI, one of the last agencies to lose its good standing among the American people, had succumbed to blatant partisan politics and could no longer be trusted on points of law enforcement and investigation was palpable . . . and heart-breaking.

I mention this only because the revelation that an FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who supervised both the Hillary email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe sent anti-Trump text messages to his alleged mistress, an FBI lawyer, goes straight to the heart of many Americans’ sense that the FBI should be fair and impartial, working with an eye on the bigger historical and legal picture, above the petty politics of the day.

To his credit, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation has already cost taxpayers over $5 million, shuffled Strzok off to the Siberian bowels of the FBI’s human resources department.

The Daily Caller reports:

A top FBI agent at the center of both the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for exchanging derogatory text messages about the president with a colleague.

Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI investigator, was shuffled off to the FBI’s human resources department by Mueller after the Justice Department’s inspector general opened an investigation into the texts, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

And according to The Washington Post, Strzok exchanged the messages with Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was also assigned to and later removed from Mueller’s team. Strzok and Page, who works for FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, were reportedly having an extramarital affair.

The text messages showed Strzok and Page reacting with anti-Trump sentiments to certain news events, including the presidential debates.

Strzok was a major player in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.

He was the FBI’s lead investigator on the Clinton email investigation, so much so that he interviewed the former secretary of state on July 2, 2016.

Days later, then-FBI Director James Comey announced that he would not be recommending charges against Clinton for mishandling classified information on her private email server.

The DOJ is investigating the Strzok-led FBI investigation of the Clinton email scandal.

The New York Times reports:

The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators. He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

But Mr. Strzok was reassigned this summer from Mr. Mueller’s investigation to the F.B.I.’s human resources department, where he has been stationed since. The people briefed on the case said the transfer followed the discovery of text messages in which Mr. Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr. Trump.

A lawyer for Mr. Strzok declined to comment. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said that “we are aware of the allegation and are taking any and all appropriate steps.”

The inquiry into Mr. Strzok is being conducted by the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, who is leading a broad examination of how the F.B.I. handled the Clinton email investigation. Mr. Horowitz is scrutinizing Mr. Comey’s decision to hold a news conference in July 2016 to announce that the bureau was recommending that Mrs. Clinton not be charged, and how Mr. Comey reopened the investigation just days before the 2016 election.

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“He was the FBI’s lead investigator on the Clinton email investigation, so much so that he interviewed the former secretary of state on July 2, 2016.

Days later, …”

This should be re-written,

“He was the FBI’s lead investigator on the Clinton email investigation, so much so that he interviewed the former secretary of state on July 2, 2016.

Weeks (months) before, then-FBI Director James Comey decided …”

Comey and Strzok? J. Edgar in a nightie is looking better every day. FBI, KGB, GRU… they are tending to blur their margins. Who runs the political directorate at DOJ these days?

Two things here.

First, it is no surprise that an FBI investigator, assigned to the Mueller Special Prosecutor task force would not be impartial in the matter. So, nothing much to see here.

The second thing is Mueller did not reassign the agent ANYWHERE. Mueller is merely an appointed Special Prosecutor and is NOT in charge of the FBI in any way. So, whoever reassigned Strzok to Human Resources, it was NOT Mueller.

I worked in law enforcement for over three decades. The very first thing that I learned was not to become involved in politics. I would vote my conscience, but not engage in any behavior which could ever be construed as being biased or partisan. The second thing was that electronic communication is NOT your friend.

    I’m so glad you commented, Mac, I hoped you would because I respect your LEO background. One thing that gets me is the politicization of the FBI; how can this be fixed? Americans are down to zero agencies or departments in which they can have faith and trust, and this is not good for our Republic.

    As to Mueller not personally reassigning this person, so true. But it wouldn’t have happened without his approval and possibly his recommendation. I do not excuse Mueller in this because I think he’s on a taxpayer-funded mission to remove our duly-elected president from office, but at the same time, I don’t want to pretend that this guy would have ever been moved off to Siberia if it weren’t for–at least–Mueller’s consent.

      Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      I hope you have more evidence of a 30 year career as a LEO than a claim by a internet poster, with bona fides like this…

      Mac45 | November 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      You mean like the long form birth certificate that Barry O produced? Several respected forensic examiners attested to the fact that the document was a total computer forgery. Remember that? Not that it was simply questionable, but that IT WAS CREATED USING A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE COMPUTER PROGRAM. I capitalized this for the hard of hearing. What happened with that? What’s that? I can’t hear you over the crickets.

      Crikeeeeee…

        Not a fan of birthers, as you know, Rags, but Mac has provided great comments and feedback on many LEO-related posts (the one that comes immediately to mind is mine on police body cams and Michael Bennett’s claims that he was racially profiled).

        If you would calm the hell down and make your case, you’d be a million times more effective. You have good arguments to make, but they get lost in all the name-calling and rudeness.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

          More super-trolling by the wicked witch of the web.

          So, winnowing through your innuendo and such, “no”. You have nothing to support the idea that Mac45 is a LEO of 30 years experience, while I have his own declaration that he IS a nutter.

          Thanks.

          Ah, so I’m the “wicked witch of the web”? Wow.

          I can’t troll my own home, Rags. What is wrong with you? Never mind, I just don’t care anymore. First, I’m the wicked witch of the web and now I’m a troll in my own home?

          You are unhinged and unreachable. I will never again protest petitions to have you banned. I am done with you. Wicked witch troll out.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

          “In your own home”…telling outright lies about a mere poster certainly IS SUPER-trolling.

          And you HAVE. It wasn’t just me.

          And you KNOW you have. I can’t fathom why, but I also don’t care in the final analysis.

          You still are doing it today.

          Have be banned. Go ahead. That would be the final act of wickedness.

          No one but the prof can ban people, Rags. I simply stated the fact that I will never again stand up for you when your name comes up for editor discussion on banning (I’ve defended you often and vehemently and have now come to regret it very much). In the meantime, let’s just revel in the vile witchy wickedness and asshat trollerly that you so reject . .. you know, when it’s not you being objectionable, rude, and nasty.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

          You thought you could attack me and outright lie about me and not be met with a response?

          That’s insane.

          If you’ve defended me in the past, WHY, EXACTLY, do you regret that? I haven’t changed one jot.

          The changes are in you. They’re ugly, inexplicable and foul. Your turn to lies and innuendo…apologized for by claiming “parody”…is simply dirty, dishonest, and despicable. I think you’ve lost your flucking mind. But I’m simply an observer.

          Rags, forget it. Why even bother writing to me about my vile foul and ugly inexplicable evilness? You’ve lost the plot, Rags.

          That is all.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

          Why write about it?

          Because it matters. The “plot” is evident. You want to deny it.

          I won’t let you.

          First the so-called “birthers” merely asked a simple question, was Barack Obama Constitutionally eligible to serve as President by live birth within United States territory or of two parents holding US citizenship. This should not be hard to prove. As I said, simply authorize the State of Hawaii to release a certified copy of the long form birth certificate. People raised the regarding John McCain and he produced evidence that allowed the Congress to decide that his birth in Panama, to two US citizens, one of whom was on military deployment there, met the Constitutional requirement for the office of President. yet, every single part of the US Government flat out refused to even discuss the matter where Barack Obama was concerned. If this happened on NCIS, then every viewer would be screaming conspiracy. But that didn’t happen. What happened is the media, main stream politicians and others simply labelled anyone who asked the question as being delusional, while never presenting any proof to answer the simple question they posed.

          Rags continues in that grand tradition. If he can’t successfully argue an alternate point of view, he simply calls the other party crazy, stupid, a liar, etc. without offering a shred of proof to support HIS accusations. It is sad. but, on the other hand, he makes the rest of look good.

        So, exactly what was untrue in the excerpt from a previous post I made? Come on hot-shot, expose the errors here?

        What happened with the questions about the Constitutional suitability of Barack Obama for the Office of President was that Obama refused to answer them. And, no one in the government would require him to do so. All Obama had to do was to produce his long form birth certificate allegedly on file with the State of Hawaii. Pretty simple. Virtually every US citizens does this multiple times during his or her lifetime. So, all that has to happen is Obama authorizes the release of a certified copy of his long form birth certificate by the State of Hawaii and that settles the matter. Except he refused to do that. Instead the White House releases a purported copy of such a birth certificate and forensic analysis strongly suggests, if not proves, that it was digitally constructed using the commercially available program, Photoshop. Now this is where 30 years of investigative experience comes into play. If a person claims that something exists and then refuses to produce it, this is suspicious. And, when it is something as benign as a birth certificate, then one has to REALLLLY wonder why not. And, those questions were never answered. But, as I said, the people who attempted to support not releasing the birth certificate could never justify it in any meaningful way. So they demonized anyone asking the questions. Sound like the Roman Catholic Church during the Middle Ages? That man claims the Earth is not the center of the universe, he must be executed for heresy. Get a grip, Francis.

      He would never have been moved to Human Resources if he was NOT a part of Mueller’s staff. When his communications came to light, it was extremely embarrassing for the FBI. Rule number one in the FBI is the same as it was under J. Edgar: Never embarrass the FBI. At the point that the communications surfaced, the FBI hierarchy still had deniability. Once the communications became known, to allow the agent to remain in that position would have embarrassed and discredited the FBI. That was what triggered his removal. Mueller may have agreed with the move, but he really had no say in the matter. And, remember, Mueller still has ties to the FBI. He is invested in protecting its image. and you will notice that this was not widely reported, if at all, at the time it occurred six months ago. I guess two can play the leaking embarrassing material game.

4th armored div | December 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

giving Comey the benefit of the doubt. if he relied on the partisan Strzok to reach conclusions as to the culpability of the Clinton Crime Conspiracy. this issue needs revisiting by someone who will honestly follow where the clues lead and in my mind that means ‘lock her up, Danno!’

Paul In Sweden | December 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Both the FBI and the US Military have lost my confidence. The military has become a Petri dish for all kinds of EcoNut causes and SJW social experiments while the FBI & DOJ have become Deep State activists for leftist causes. The Valerie Plame farce got me thinking that the CIA and other agencies may also be infected.

It is very disheartening because the way I feel about it is that transparency is not the kind of solution you really want for agencies that are by definition clandestine in many of their activities. Somehow they must be also drained with the Swamp and then held to strict accountability.

I was really hoping that Trump and his transition team would have created a temporary audit team to go through all the agencies, identify redundancy and corruption so that a big ax could be swung sending 100s of thousands of government workers to the private sector and 1000s of others to prison.

    Heh, the CIA has always been sketchy, but the FBI . . . Americans believed in and trusted them (not so the CIA). No more.

    As to the military, the problems are myriad there with crazed SJWs at the helm, with a loosening of standards (gang members and convicted criminals can join? That is insane), and with the shift in focus from preparedness and a warrior mentality to “diversity” training and other fluffy crap that has no place in our armed forces. We spend millions training gang members how to go back to their inner city streets and be more effective combatants; we spend millions on “sensitivity” training and on teaching our soldiers, Marienes, airmen, and sailors how to shower with transgenders. It’s insane.

      The FBI’s apparent goals are 1. protect and further its own interest 2. protect and further the Federal Government employees union’s goals and 3. further the interests of the Democratic Party.

        It breaks my heart to say this, but I think you are right.

        We’re in big trouble.

          Agree on that: if the FBI goes bad, what’s left besides the US military?

          Sure, Hoover was a closet transvestite (but then, so is obama,), and sure Hoover was shook down by the Mafia to leave them unmolested (but then, obama and klinton enabled the likes of isis – have to wonder why; in other words, what money was paid, or what fact was hidden in exchange), lest Hoover’s secret be revealed.) And yes, Hoover was no Ru Paul. (Though Clyde Tolson was more svelte.)

          But otherwise, the integrity of the FBI has been immutable.
          No more.

          The consequences of the sewer-spills that were barry obama and hillary klinton live on.

          Until the FBI is purged, and ALL bad actors (including obama, klinton, comey, mueller, etc.) are exposed and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible, the FBI’s reputation is no better than the sleazy people above. That ain’t much.

          regulus arcturus in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | December 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm

          You bet we are.

          Dissolution of FBI is now being openly talked about – I never would have thought I would hear such ideas in my lifetime.

          It may be the only way to “fix” FBI.

          Comey destroyed it – that’s an accomplishment.

          Border Patrol.

          I don’t normally speak well of unions but it warms the cockles of my heart (that will throw the naysayers into a tizzy, like I have a heart and it has cockles) when the spokesmen of the guardians of our southern border have names like Ramirez or Martinez.

        dmi60ex in reply to puhiawa. | December 2, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        The emails JW retrieved about the Clinton Lynch tarmac meeting read more like a PR firm doing a whitewash spin than a LEO organization

Came out today that the agent in question did not just write some anti-Trump emails while being assigned to Mueller, but that he wrote pro-Clinton emails while he was investigating Clinton. He compromised the entire Clinton investigation.

regulus arcturus | December 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Devin Nunes is furious at FBI/DOJ stonewalling his committee, and failure to notify them about Strzok –

“By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Nunes said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this committee’s oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves.”

Nunes is now on the warpath –

As a result, Nunes said he has instructed committee staff to draw up a contempt of Congress citation for Rosenstein and for FBI Director Christopher Wray. The chairman promised to take action on the citation before the end of December unless the FBI and DOJ meet all the committee’s outstanding demands.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-nunes-blows-up-threatens-contempt-after-fbi-stonewalls-house-on-russia-investigator-demoted-for-anti-trump-bias/article/2642387

Romero. Velazquez. The Pied Piper of Saipan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Gabaldon

I can hardly wait for Cinco de Mayo, so loudly is my Aztec Eagle T-Shirt screaming.

https://www.spreadshirt.com/aztec+eagles-A5750758?mpDD=false&affiliateId=8224&msclkid={msclkid}

Not $36 dollars loud, though. I would ask what you’ve been smoking but considering we’ve been legalizing it right and left I already know.

More at the Washington Examiner. Apparently, our old friend Rod Rozenstein in Justice refused to respond to Congressional committee subpoena after they heard about Strzok way back last fall. Immediately upon the story appearing in the NYT and WaPo, Rozenstein responded. This is terrible. Justice, the FBI, and the Special Prodecutor’s organization all need to be cleaned out. One wonders just what it will take for congress to get mad enough to stop these folks from mocking them openly. Go to the Examiner for more. And, Strzok, doing this and carrying on an extramarital affair and is transferred to Human Resources? Human resources!

More at the Washington Examiner. Apparently, our old friend Rod Rosenstein in Justice refused to respond to Congressional committee subpoena after they heard about Strzok way back last fall. Immediately upon the story appearing in the NYT and WaPo, Rosenstein responded. This is terrible. Justice, the FBI, and the Special Prodecutor’s organization all need to be cleaned out. One wonders just what it will take for congress to get mad enough to stop these folks from mocking them openly. Go to the Examiner for more. Further, Strzok, doing this and carrying on an extramarital affair and is transferred to Human Resources? Human resources!

OleDirtyBarrister | December 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Trump and the GOP have the evidence and arguments that they need to dismantle the FBI and consolidate federal law enforcement agencies. There is the scientific/expert testimony scandal, there is parallel reconstruction, and now the long string of events from the email scandal through the Russian Illusion. Further, they should take LE matters out of the hands of the Dept of Ed and other agencies that are not primarily LE agencies, take away their SWAT team and all their pretty outhouse commando toys, and fold the LE function into the new and improved USMS.

The FBI has been a fraud for a long time and it is low hanging fruit, but the The Stupid Party is incapable of doing anything with it.

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-testimony-on-microscopic-hair-analysis-contained-errors-in-at-least-90-percent-of-cases-in-ongoing-review

http://reason.com/archives/2015/04/23/not-your-grandfathers-fbi

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