News broke on Monday that FBI agent, Peter Strzok, has finally been fired from the FBI, with the media carefully wording their headlines to imply it was simply because he sent anti-Trump text messages to his alleged lover, former FBI counsel Lisa Page, during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle and after the election.
THE LIBERAL SPIN
Wapo's headline reads "FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts."
Liberals on social media are already having a meltdown, claiming "Trump is abusing his power," and that the FBI is "Caving to political pressure from Trump-enabling @GOP," with another that lists herself as a "LifeLong PROGRESSIVE DEM," dramatically declaring "I am feeling very rattled by Peter Strzok firing. One more successful brutal attack on a seasoned counter-intelligence, espionage expert. We are losing our checks on power one career professional at a time."
On and on it goes, but I think you get the point, they are OUTRAGED because they think that Strzok was fired for merely having a political opinion and was "anti-Trump."
I kid you not.
In the DOJ's Inspector General Report from June 2018, which was a review of various actions by the FBI and the DOJ in advance of the 2016 election, Strzok was referenced throughout the report, for his bias against President Trump
Strzok played key roles in both the Hillary Clinton investigation into her use of a private server, and the initiation of the Russia probe, which he called an "insurance policy," in the event that Donald Trump won the election. The IG cited multiple text messages between Strzok and Page, including one where Strzok told Page in August 2016 that "we’ll stop" Trump from being elected.
Via that report:
“[I]t is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects,” the IG said. "Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop in October 2016, these text messages led us to conclude that we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias.”
The "midyear-related investigation," referenced was the code-name the FBI had given the Hillary Clinton investigation, which was Midyear Exam.
One source told the news outlet that electronic records reveal that Strzok changed the language from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless," scrubbing a key word that could have had legal ramifications for Clinton. An individual who mishandled classified material could be prosecuted under federal law for "gross negligence."
With the revelation from hundreds of pages of previously unreported emails and memos that were recently turned over to congress, that the FBI and DOJ was actively working with employees of Fusion GPS, which was reportedly paid $1 million by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, more and more evidence is mounting that members of the DOJ and the FBI were actively working to 1) Prevent Donald Trump from winning the 2016 presidential election, and; 2) Making sure they had their "insurance policy" in place in the event he did win the election so they could overthrow his presidency.
According to John Solomon at The Hill, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who worked for Fusion GPS, had breakfast with Christopher Steele, who wrote the unverified Steele dossier (which was used, despite being unverified to obtain FISA permission to surveil Trump campaign members), and just one day later "Peter Strzok formally opened an investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, into whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Moscow to steal the election."
As was reported in mid-June, the DOJ's IG has also been investigating "allegations of government surveillance abuse, in light of memos released on Capitol Hill about FBI and DOJ efforts to obtain FISA warrants to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as part of its Russia investigation."
It is noteworthy that Strzok's removal from Mueller's team, directly stemmed from the text messages uncovered by the Inspector General's investigation, but weren't revealed publicly until a later date.
So, while the establishment media is saying Strzok was fired "over anti-Trump texts," as Wapo, who broke the story, headlined, there is absolutely no way to know whether IG Michael Horowitz discovered more and we simply haven't learned of it yet. Not to mention the implication that Strzok was fired merely for sending "anti-Trump texts," ignores the reality of how much damage Strzok, Page, and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (who was also fired), has done to the FBI's reputation and credibility.
After news of Strzok's firing broke this morning, President Trump took to Twitter to remind people that Strzok was in charge of the Clinton "sham investigation," suggesting the invesigation be "properly redone."
Below the President of Judicial Watch says special counsel Robert Mueller needs to be questioned over how he used Peter Strzok in the Russia investigation.
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