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Declassified Strzok Texts: FBI Began Trump Investigation Earlier, Spied on Calls Between Fox Exec and George Papadopoulos

Declassified Strzok Texts: FBI Began Trump Investigation Earlier, Spied on Calls Between Fox Exec and George Papadopoulos

Lie after lie being exposed.

The newly declassified texts from disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok show the agency began investigating President Donald Trump before they opened Crossfire Hurricane.

Another set of texts show that the FBI spied on a call between an executive at Fox News and former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.

Investigation Timeline Blown Apart

The FBI said it opened Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016. But a text between Strzok and his alleged mistress Lisa Page makes it appear the investigation began before that date.

Strzok also mentioned that dossier author Christopher Steele was probably the source of the Yahoo! article detailing Carter Page’s visit to Moscow:

“Looking at the Yahoo article, I would definitely say at a minimum Steele’s reports should be viewed as intended to influence as well as to inform,” Strzok wrote on Sept. 23, 2016.

Strzok, who was fired from the FBI in August 2018, was referring to a report from Yahoo! News about Page’s visit to Moscow in July 2016.

It would later be revealed that Christopher Steele was a source for the article, and that he had met with a handful of journalists in Washington, D.C. as part of an opposition research campaign commissioned by the DNC and Clinton campaign.

The FBI kept its ties with Steele. The agency never told “the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) that the ex-spy had contact with journalists.”

The FBI did not let him go until October 2016.

Strzok texts on January 9, 2017, disclosed that the FBI knew about an upcoming report from CNN based on former FBI Director James Comey’s meeting with Trump about the dossier:

Strzok’s messages also show that he and others at the FBI had inside information about CNN’s plans to publish a story about then-FBI Director James Comey’s briefing to Trump regarding allegations in the dossier.

“Story no longer Sciutto, now Evan Perez. Internal nervousness about nature of allegations,” Strzok wrote to Page on Jan. 9, 2017, referring to two CNN reporters.

“Also Carl Bernstein (yes that Carl) called OPA, said he got a ‘dossier’ from McCain.”

“Awesome,” Page replied. “Let Carl run it down then.”

CNN released the report on January 10, which led to Buzzfeed publishing the full dossier.

The FBI always insisted Crossfire Hurricane happened because Australian diplomat Alexander Downer said Papadopoulos claimed the Russian government would help the Trump campaign.” Strzok thought the advisor “would have information that would implicate Carter Page and Pauk Manafort.”

More from The Daily Caller:

Strzok did not explain why he thought those two Trump aides would have knowledge about collusion with Russia, but the theory is likely derived from the Steele dossier. In the dossier, former British spy Christopher Steele alleged that Page worked at the direction of Manafort on a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Kremlin.

“I think our anticipation is he has visibility into a conversation about the Russian offer of help (and I’d be willing to bet if he talks, he fingers Page or Manafort),” Strzok wrote to Jennifer Boone, a deputy assistant director, the messages show.

Strzok wrote to Jonathan Moffa, a supervisory special agent, that he wanted to find out about Papadopoulos’s “demeanor” in the FBI interview.

“If he’s willing to work with us against either of them, I’ll reconsider.”

Spying on Papadopoulos and Fox Exec

What didn’t the FBI do in this investigation?

An unnamed person sent a text to Strzok about a call between Papadopoulos and an unnamed vice president at Fox News despite never having a warrant to tape Papadopoulos:

The FBI used the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, as a legal pretext to investigate and spy on Papadopoulos, as well as former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former Trump affiliate Carter Page.

“I know you’re not point on this anymore, but [George Papadopoulos] got a call from the VP at Fox News yesterday, who advised that the government was conducting ‘checks’ on him a few months back,” an unidentified individual whose name is redacted in the report texted to Strzok on January 12, 2017. “I haven’t listed to the exact audio, but I’m guess[ing] that’s the FARA checks that we did with DOJ on our 4 main guys; especially given the article that you pushed yesterday.”

The Federalist explained the FBI and President Barack Obama could get around not having a warrant with a National Security Letter:

By using a National Security Letter, a demand sent to telecommunications firms to provide communications information about a specific federal target, Obama’s DOJ and FBI were able to avoid legal requirements to receive a court-approved warrant to secretly spy on an American citizen.


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Wake me when someone suffers actual consequences for this sh*t.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Jack Klompus. | December 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    End the Department of F.I.B.

      Better yet: the end of the scummy Republican party.

      As if McConnell didn’t know any of this? (Forget Barr- we know he’s a treasonous rat.)

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to | December 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        As a pre-schooler child I heard men born before the 20th Century comment that there was NO DIFFERENCE Between the Democrats and Republicans.

        That is “Gospel” fact.

        DEEP STATE WILL BE DEFEATED by Attorney L. Lin Wood with Howie Carr

        •Nov 18, 2020

        Earlier today Trump campaign attorney L. Lin Wood said: “Joe Biden and the People Like Him Who Have Been Trying to Steal This Election – Will All Go to Jail”

          Given the recent scandal about Roberts being intimidated (or extorted) into refusing to intercede in the election scam, the Supreme Court has lost titanic credibility, and Roberts’ prior decisions – from his obamacare garbage onward – should have no validity at all.

          DEEP STATE WILL BE DEFEATED by Attorney L. Lin Wood with Howie Carr

          •Nov 18, 2020

          Earlier today Trump campaign attorney L. Lin Wood said: “Joe Biden and the People Like Him Who Have Been Trying to Steal This Election – Will All Go to Jail”

          Great Maker, Wood and the rest need to just give it up. Nothing, I repeat nothing has happened to these people the last four years. Nor the previous eight before that. And to think that anything is going to happen to these people now borders on the insane. Nobody cares and the RINOs (aka republicans) don’t have the balls to ever push the issue. Or any issue for that matter. Nobody is going to jail. Nobody will ever go to jail over these issues. So please just stop posting this idiotic nonsense. It’s just the ranting of people unwilling to admit they were played by the democrats and lost. Lost bigly.

          Given the recent scandal about Roberts being intimidated (or extorted)

          What on earth are you talking about? There has been no recent scandal. At all. You simply make up garbage out of your own diseased brain, and then pretend it’s a “scandal”. But to be a scandal other people would have to believe it, and since nobody is listening to you or your inventions there is no scandal.

    Ha! You’re gonna surpass Rip Van Winkle!!

    Gunner75 in reply to Jack Klompus. | December 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    And that’s it in a nutshell, isn’t it. Just show me one of these dirty actors getting punished. Not these fake “he was fired” wherein they’re allowed to retire from Federal service with their pensions intact AND have the added bonus of becoming highly paid talking heads on behalf of the TDS resistance ala Andy McCabe. Nothing.Ever.Happens. And I’m sick of it.

This should have been made public 3 years ago.

It’s a miracle Strzok and some of his buddies aren’t “guests” at Leavenworth or GITMO.

4 fucking years later these come out.

But don’t worry guys.

Barr and Durham are ON THE CASE

If this stuff isn’t enough to seriously redpill somebody, then what is?

The FBI should have been leveled to the ground, but all their crimes will all go away for some time to come.
Same will more than likely happen to a mass conspiracy to steal the national election.

The Fox exec is what go my attention. Was there a warrant on Pop we have yet to hear about or did someone at Fox give the OK for the conversation to be recorded?

Not single one of these filthy crap-weasels will ever be held accountable. All we can do is try to frustrate the deep state wherever and whenever we can. Never co-operate with them voluntarily.

Look up the term “punchable face” in the dictionary and that smug twat shows up every time.

Just a couple of things here.

First, we already know that the USIC, including the FBI, was actively investigating members of the Trump campaign as early as April, 2016. It was probably being done much earlier than that, but, as thee people still had access to the FISA 702 program, before March, 2016, this is somewhat murky. We know that following Adm. Rogers shutting down access to the NSA database, the CIA and FBI installed human intelligence sources into the Trump campaign, while they, and civilian actors, built a predicate for the issuance of a Title 1 FISA warrant for electronic surveillance. And, we know that this occurred before July, 2016, when Operation Crossfire Hurricane was officially launched.

Second, depending upon when the Papadapolous intercept was made, a warrant for Papa may not have been necessary. Title warrants have a unique feature known as the two 9or three0 hop rule. This alllows not only the subjct of the warrant to be surveilled, but foe all persons with whom he is in contact as well as all persons with whom each of those people have been in contact and possible even one step further. This can encompass an immense number of people, who would theoretically fall under the umbrella of the single warrant. So, if the Page warrant has already been issued and Page had been in contact with Papadopolous, then P might well fall under the Page warrant. This would have made the intercept lawful. Providing, of course, the warrant was obtained lawfully.

Here the ongoing problem. We already know that the Page warrant was obtained through fraudulent means. Therefor none of the actions taken under the auspices of that warrant were lawful. We also know who provided the fraudulent information as well as who most likely knew about it. And, nothing was ever done about it. NOTHING. We have known for literally the last four years that our government is actively working against the interests of its citizens and is, therefor, an enemy of the people. And, still we are surprised, not only by the huge, transparent fraudulent theft of a Presidential election, but that the government refuses to do anything about it.

Exposed to who? The people who read this and other similar blogs. What does CNN MSNBC etc. etc. etc. say. Nothing. So half the country will never acknowledge this and if you bring it up they will call it conspiracy theory.

Lucifer Morningstar | December 19, 2020 at 10:14 am

Whatever. Why this is even news is beyond me. Nothing has happened to these corrupt traitors and nothing will ever happen to these corrupt traitors. And you can count on it that the Republicans will do nothing to change that. They’re all too scared of the democrats to do what is necessary to deal with these criminal traitors.

Peter Strozk is the sort of smirky sanctimonious prevaricating little shmuck that gives other shmucks a bad name.