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Investor’s Business Daily Editorial: Did FBI Ignore Evidence That A ‘Foreign Entity’ Hacked Clinton’s Emails?

By Investor’s Business Daily
Editorial

Email Scandal: Last week we learned that a “foreign entity” may have been secretly receiving Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was Secretary of State, including many that contained classified information. And that the FBI apparently ignored this information during its “investigation.” The reaction by the press to this bombshell? Crickets.

At one point during Peter Strzok’s congressional testimony last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert made a stunning claim: FBI investigators were told that Clinton’s emails had been surreptitiously forwarded to a “foreign entity.” And the FBI investigators who were allegedly conducting a thorough, unbiased, professional probe into Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials ignored it.

To read the full editorial click here.

 

Opinion Piece By Ex-Fed Prosecutor: GOP Committee Seemed Intent on Using Strzok to ‘Cast Doubt on the FBI and Mueller Investigation’

Joseph Moreno is a former federal national security prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and a former staff member to the FBI 9/11 Review Commission. He is now a white collar litigation partner at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.

Joseph Moreno

By Joseph Moreno
The Hill

The House committees opted to haul (Peter) Strzok before them for multiple days to repeatedly revisit the issue of his alleged bias against President Trump. Instead of applying a careful investigative approach, Republicans in the majority seemed primarily intent on using the Strzok hearing to cast doubt on the FBI and the Mueller investigation. The minority Democrats, understandably frustrated, did themselves few favors by veering too far in the opposite direction by heaping praise on Strzok. They likely would have been more effective had they simply issued a statement condemning the hearing and walked out.

These are serious times that call for serious oversight. The House committees had a prime opportunity to conduct a real hearing, sort out true issues versus distractions, and focus on restoring confidence in the FBI and another serious investigation, which is that of the special counsel into Russian meddling with our American election system.

We know the Russian government conducted active measures to interfere in the 2016 election. The intelligence community, the House, and the Senate have all confirmed this. We know that Mueller has conducted a professional investigation that has borne more fruit with indictments of Russian intelligence officers for hacking networks and email accounts related to the Democratic Party. We know the special counsel team has secured guilty pleas relating to multiple individuals associated with the Trump campaign for lying about their interactions with Russians.

To read the full piece click here.

Texas Congressman Says FBI Agents Think Peter Strzok Has Gotten Away With Far Too Much

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas says he’s talked to FBI agents who think agent Peter Strzok has gotten away with murder.

He tells Fox News:

“I heard from more FBI agents saying, ‘If any of us had done a fraction of what Strzok did, we would not only have been run off, we probably would have been prosecuted. This guy has gotten away with murder and he’s hurt our reputation around the country.’ So hearing more and more of that, and also hearing from other government employees, saying he’s giving government employees a bad name. I’m just still holding onto that hope that springs eternal, that justice will hold out, and it will end up holding Strzok accountable. We’re not giving up. “

Rep. Gohmert said.

New York Daily News Editorial: GOP ‘Stooped To New Lows To Smear A Public Servant’ Peter Strozk

Peter Strzok testifying on The Hill.

By New York Daily News Editorial Board

Republicans beclowned themselves in a committee hearing Thursday as they desperately tried to discredit FBI agent Peter Strzok.

Strzok is the deep-state punching bag of President Trump because, while heading up investigations into both Russian interference in the Trump campaign and Hillary Clinton’s email server in 2016, he said negative things about the man who would be President to Lisa Page, the Justice Department lawyer with whom he was having an affair.

Ergo, claims Trump, Strzok and Page were key operatives in a vast left-wing conspiracy to bring him down. Which means everything that follows, including Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, is fruit of a poisonous tree.

The caricatures come easy to the President and his cronies in Congress, who Thursday tried to brand Strzok a political henchman and, for good measure, untrustworthy philanderer.

As they stooped to new lows to smear a public servant, it was Republican Reps. Trey Gowdy and Louie Gohmert who showed themselves to be faithless cowards.

To read full editorial click here. 

FBI Agent Peter Strzok to Appear Before Congressional Committee Today

Peter Strzok

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Controversial agent Peter Strzok, who previously appeared before a closed-door Congressional committee hearing, will appear on Thursday in an open hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, NPR reports.

Strzok played a key role in the probes into Hillary Clinton’s private emails and the Russian-election connection. But he got into trouble when it became known that he wrote anti-Trump remarks to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer he was having an extramarital affair with.

Stay tuned.

 

FBI Agent Peter Strzok No Longer Has Security Clearance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent whose anti-Trump emails have come back to haunt him, no longer has security clearance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday, The Hill reports.

“Mr. Strzok as I understand has lost his security clearance,” Sessions stated during a radio interview on “The Howie Carr Show,” the Hill reports.

Strzok was recently escorted out of the FBI building amid an internal review. Strzok, a well-respected agent among the troops, was a key player in the probes into Hillary Clinton and the Russian connection in the 2016 election.

Strzok remains on the payroll.

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Volunteers to Testify Without a Subpoena

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Now, this could be must-see-TV.

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who sent anti-Trump messages to a colleague while leading the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russia’s involvement in the Trump campaign, says he’s willing to voluntarily testify before the House Judiciary Committee or any other committee, New York Magazine reports.

The magazine notes that Strzok could expose more information about those probes.

House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte was preparing to subpoena Strzok as part of the House investigation into the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 election.

But Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, wrote in a letter to Goodlatte released Sunday Strzok was willing to testify without a subpoena.

Bradley Moss: Does An FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump Texts Discredit Russia Probe? Hardly

Bradley P. Moss is a partner at the Washington, D.C. Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C., where he has represented countless individuals (including whistleblowers) serving within the intelligence community, and is also the deputy executive director of the James Madison Project, through which he has represented media outlets such as Politico, Gawker, Daily Caller, and the Daily Beast in FOIA lawsuits against the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

President Trump

By Bradley Moss
For Politico

What are we to make of the revelation that a senior FBI counterintelligence official, Peter Strzok, was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team this past summer, allegedly for sending anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 campaign?…

If all Strzok did, however, was privately express his personal political views, and he otherwise properly conducted himself in the context of his official duties, has he done anything wrong? The short answer is no. Not only are civil servants permitted to retain their personal political views while employed by the U.S. government, but they are even permitted by law to express those personal political views. The Hatch Act, passed in 1939, governs concerns about politics permeating the civil servant workplace. The statute only prohibits civil servants from engaging in political activity, which is directed at the promotion of or advocacy against a political party, group or candidate. Strzok allegedly sent text messages to a colleague mocking President Trump when he was still a candidate, something comparable to what countless of millions of Americans—including, no doubt, many GOP members of Congress—did with respect to both major candidates throughout the 2016 election.

To read the full column click here.

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