A blockbuster report hit Saturday afternoon that Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed an FBI agent from the Russia investigation for reported “anti-Trump bias.”
The report, however, has serious implications for how the Hillary Clinton email case was handled. As the New York Times reported:
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter.
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.
It is not clear exactly what Strzok wrote in his tweets. This anti-Trump bias, as it is postured, strongly holds out the possibility of pro-Hillary bias.
A New York Times report from April 2017, “Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election,” reveals Strzok’s exact role in the Hillary Clinton email case, and exactly how he handled it just three days before the election.
“On Nov. 5, three days before Election Day, Mr. Strzok and his team had 3,000 emails left to review. That night, they ordered pizza and dug in. At about 2 a.m., Mr. Strzok wrote an email to Mr. Comey and scheduled it to send at 6 a.m. They were finished.
A few hours later, Mr. Strzok and his team were back in Mr. Comey’s conference room for a final briefing: Only about 3,000 emails had been potentially work-related. A dozen or so email chains contained classified information, but the F.B.I. had already seen it… That conclusion was met with a mixture of relief and angst.”
Peter Strzok was not fired from the FBI, as some reports have it, he was reassigned to the HR department.
In related news, former FBI Director James Comey has also faced scrutiny for knowing the import of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but deceiving the public about the “matter.”
As 29 new pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch show:
“These new FBI documents show the FBI was more concerned about a whistleblower who told the truth about the infamous Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting than the scandalous meeting itself,” Fitton said in a statement.
“The F.B.I. was mainly focused, when they knew about this tarmac meeting, on keeping it quiet,” Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ said. “They did not want people to know about the meeting and they were trying to shut down an informant, someone who was talking to the press who was part of a security detail company. And they wanted to get to that individual, get them to sign a non-disclosure agreement.”
While the mainstream media goes around in circles desperately seeking evidence of wrongdoing in the Trump administration, it turns out a scandal of major import was under their noses all along.
The main difference is that there is actually evidence of serious scandal with James Comey and the Obama administration in regards to the Hillary Clinton email case, while the Russia collusion narrative, as far as it personally involves President Trump, is driven one hundred percent by sheer speculation.
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