President Trump was right on Sunday when he tweeted, “now it all starts to make sense.” New details are emerging about the FBI agent recently fired by Robert Mueller. Mueller terminated Peter Strzok after learning he exchanged anti-Trump, pro-Hillary texts with a colleague.
As it turns out, Strzok has deep connections to several controversies currently plaguing the Trump administration. He not only has ties to the salacious Trump dossier, he is ultimately responsible for the entire Russia probe. Strzok signed the documents officially opening the investigation, just weeks after the Hillary Clinton email probe ended.
Flynn and Strzok
While working as a deputy to the associate director of counter-intelligence for the bureau, Strzok interviewed Michael Flynn. That interview ultimately led Democrats to push for a special counsel to be appointed to investigate their Russia theories.
Flynn’s meeting with Strzok also resulted in the formal national security adviser pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. Worse still, while his interview with Flynn was ongoing, he was busy shopping around the Trump dossier from Fusion GPS. The dossier is also tied to Hillary, by the way.
While this information alone is certainly enough to discredit Mueller’s entire investigation, there is more. Additional reports indicate that Strzok is the reason Clinton is not in prison for her mishandling of classified emails.
More specifically, he drafted the statement on the matter for former FBI director, James Comey. A May 2016 draft called Clinton’s actions “grossly negligent” which, according to analysts, could’ve led to criminal prosecution. However, Strzok revised the language opting instead to use the words, “extremely careless.”
In addition to changing Comey’s statement, Strzok also interviewed top Clinton aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. And guess what? Both women, like Michael Flynn, lied in their interviews. They each conveyed misleading information regarding Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Yet, contrary to what is happening to Flynn, the FBI didn’t charge Mills or Abedin. The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General opened an inquiry into Strzok’s role in the Clinton email scandal on Friday. Because of his involvement in several ongoing issues, officials do not expect to conclude the probe until early 2018.