TOP Mueller FBI Investigator Fired For Anti-Trump Bias – WaPo Attempts Proactive Intel Defense Ahead of Details Reaching Congress…

Those who have traveled the deep weeds will know the Washington Post is the primary and historic defense media for the Intelligence Community (IC).  That backdrop is CRITICAL to understanding this story.

The Washington Post is quick to the presses ahead of congressional intelligence committees discovering the specific content of communication between the lead FBI agent on Robert Muellers team… that led to an Inspector General investigation… that led to Mueller firing the top FBI agent from the team.

Again, for EMPHASIS, this Washington Post report is specifically trying to get out ahead of the story to defend Mueller and the FBI.

FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok (above left), was the deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI.  He was the tip-of-the-spear in the Clinton email investigation assigned by James Comey.  FBI Agent Strzok was part of a very small special team, called the “skinny team”, tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton.  Agent Peter Strzok was one of the few people who actually interviewed Hillary Clinton.

Additionally, this year agent Peter Strzok was personally selected by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be the TOP FBI AGENT in charge of the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian collusion conspiracy.

However, as a direct outcome of an Inspector General investigation into Peter Strzok, it is just coming to light that text messages and written communication between Strzok and an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page will show a strong bias to clear Clinton and against Trump.

Behind the communication, Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were having an affair.  Strzok and Page communicated with each other about their disdain and hatred for Donald Trump while they were key members of the Muller investigative team.

Robert Mueller found out about the IG investigation and the reason therein.  Mueller subsequently removed Peter Strzok from the team because he realized how damaging the documented communication would be if anyone found out about the inherent bias. That IG report will come out soon.

Robert Mueller did not fire agent Strzok for the bias or for the affair with Lisa Page; Mueller fired him because the IG discovered evidence of the bias and the affair.

Now there is a strong possibility the details of the communication between Strzok and Page will surface, because the inspector general report will come out; hence the Washington Post article written today in an effort to get out ahead of the controversy:

WASHINGTON POST – The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this past summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller’s team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to do government work as secretary of state, as well as the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The extramarital affair was problematic, these people said, but of greater concern among senior law enforcement officials were text messages the two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season, in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.

The people discussing the matter did not further describe the political messages between Strzok and Page, except to say the two would sometime react to campaign news of the moment.

The Justice Department inspector general’s office said in a statement Saturday that its investigators are “reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.’’

A spokesman for Mueller’s office said Strzok was removed “immediately upon learning of the allegations,’’ and added that Page left the Mueller team two weeks before they became aware of the allegations.

Here’s the money quote which tells the motive behind the WaPo story:

[…] Among federal law enforcement officials, there is great concern that exposure of the texts they exchanged may be used by the president and his defenders to attack the credibility of the Mueller probe, and the FBI more broadly, according to the people familiar with the matter.

During the Clinton email investigation, Page was a regular participant when Comey would hold “skinny group’’ meetings on the case — a small collection of advisers that gathered to address sensitive cases, according to people familiar with the case. (read more)

In August 2017, ABC News reported that Agent Strzok was removed from the investigation. The news came one week after agents executed a search warrant on the Virginia home of Trump’s now-indicted former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The reason Strzok was taken off the probe was unknown at the time, as he was well-respected in the industry as a law enforcement officer working counterintelligence cases. He was deemed to be one of the top investigators in the probe. ABC News reported that Strzok was taken off the Russia investigation and was sent to work in the F.B.I.’s human resource office, deemed a demotion within the agency.

A little over one month after Strzok’s departure, ABC News reported that F.B.I. lawyer Lisa Page also left the special Russia investigation. Page was known by various reports as being deeply experienced in “money laundering and organized crime cases,” and was part of what Wired magazine referred to as his “investigator’s dream team.”

Do you think we’ll ever see the actual content of their communication?

Oh, what a tangled web is weaved…

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499 Responses to TOP Mueller FBI Investigator Fired For Anti-Trump Bias – WaPo Attempts Proactive Intel Defense Ahead of Details Reaching Congress…

  1. Matt says:

    I am suspicious of Strzok being a big supporter of Hillary. No real man is . He probably only claimed he was to put the makes on the female agent.

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  2. wolfmoon1776 says:

    “FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok (above left), was the deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI. He was the tip-of-the-spear in the Clinton email investigation assigned by James Comey. FBI Agent Strzok was part of a very small special team, called the “skinny team”, tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton. Agent Peter Strzok was one of the few people who actually interviewed Hillary Clinton.”

    I need to go back and find the exact posts where I reasoned that this technique – a small, secret, controlled team – is how Comey got Cankles off.

    By having a VERY small group of people working the Cankles Case, it was possible for Corrupt Comey a.k.a. Jury-Rig Jim to insure ANY outcome and conclusion about the emails.

    I had assumed that Comey might have had to work directly with CORRUPT FBI I.T. to “not find things”, but now we know – it was Strzok – COMPROMISED Strzok – who was used to insure that the “right” IT people were assigned to get the “RIGHT” results.

    I despise this technique. It’s in the DNA of The Swamp.

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  3. iwasthere says:

    You better believe holding a TS and working on counter-intelligence having an affair is a big deal. That can get your clearance yanked right there. Just ask the former CIA director. Meh, maybe Flynn knows something interesting about Bengazi.

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  4. woohoowee says:

    Heads up! Take a quick look around…..American Pravda is cranking it up again with WAPO leading the charge. (They’ll be easy to swat down. 🙂 ) President Trump45 is over the target!

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  5. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Oh my gosh! Isn’t that funny that whenever Mueller is investigating or speaking to a Trump team member, it is leaked immediately to the WSJ, CNN, WP, etc. However, when there is corruption in Mueller’s team, specifically the lead FBI Agent on the Russia and on the Clinton case, we don’t hear about it! This took place months ago, and the IG uncovered the details of the corruption. Yet, we don’t hear a peep from the media about it. They can rush to report something, though, if it looks bad for Trump and the Russia investigation, even thought it is Fake News.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      THIS!!! Foot-draggers on Cankles! They’re ALL food-draggers!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Exactly…and now the WaPo is getting ahead of more news coming out soon?

      i don’t trust anything coming out from WaPo and NY Times. (suspicious cat here)

      There is somethng more going on. Something big is going down.

      I wish these creatures called Gov’t employees would just keep their zippers up. We need to Zippo them.

      I stand with President Trump and his Dream Team, no matter what. This swamp is despicable, repulsive and vomitous.

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  6. elleb77 says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if the swamp can be drained.

    Mueller is out for Trump. That is his only goal.

    There is no big ugly. There is no Trump-Mueller working together. But there is a deep state, alive and well. This is so sad.

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    • Suncc49 says:

      Aren’t you optimistic….

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    • Oldschool says:

      Well elleb, based on everything we see, your conclusion is the most logical one. DJT is certainly a unique guy and hopefully has something in his arsenal to combat some of this, but there is zero evidence about some grande finale.

      Liked by 1 person

      • getouttahea says:

        “zero evidence about some grande finale.”

        I fully agree, the 5D chess and super-secret-plot to drain the swamp has always sounded like wishful thinking to me. The best thing that is happening is that the corruption is being exposed to those who care- about 5-20% of the population would be my guess.

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      • piper567 says:

        I don’t believe Trump is in the habit of announcing either his strategy or his tactics.
        For me, that rather increases my patience…I am not looking for evidence…Trump will either hint or tell in his tweets..
        You can read Trump…He has this.
        Does he look stressed, or even a little worried?
        Then I am not stressed or worried either.

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  7. JAS says:

    “The Justice Department inspector general’s office said in a statement Saturday that its investigators are “reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.’’

    That statement seems to leave the door open to the possibility that there are more people being looked at than just Page and Strzok….

    “[…] Among federal law enforcement officials, there is great concern that exposure of the texts they exchanged may be used by the president and his defenders to attack the credibility of the Mueller probe, and the FBI more broadly, according to the people familiar with the matter.”

    Ya THINK? Jiminy cricket!

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    • William Friday Buckley's Ghost says:

      Any judge would require the text messages be turned over to the defense. It’s standard practice once the taint is discovered. Mueller is done…you can stick a fork in him!

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    • Regina says:

      from article –
      House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued an angry demand to the FBI and Department of Justice to explain why they kept the committee in the dark over the reason Special Counsel Robert Mueller kicked a key supervising FBI agent off the Trump-Russia investigation.

      Stories in both the Washington Post and New York Times on Saturday reported that Peter Strzok, who played a key role in the original FBI investigation into the Trump-Russia matter, and then a key role in Mueller’s investigation, and who earlier had played an equally critical role in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation, was reassigned out of the Mueller office because of anti-Trump texts he exchanged with a top FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was having an extramarital affair. Strzok was transferred to the FBI’s human resources office — an obvious demotion — in July.

      The Post reported that Strzok and Page exchanged text messages that “expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.”

      Word of the messages and the affair were news to Nunes, even though the committee had issued a subpoena that covered information about Strzok’s demotion more than three months ago. The committee’s broadly worded subpoena for information related to the so-called Trump dossier went to the FBI and FOJ on Aug. 24. In follow-up conversations on the scope of the subpoena, committee staff told the FBI and DOJ that it included information on the circumstances of Strzok’s reassignment.

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      • Regina says:

        nothing quite as powerful as that good ole congressional oversight (pffft)
        On Oct. 11, Nunes met with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. In that meeting, Nunes specifically discussed the committee’s request for information about Strzok.

        In an Oct. 31 committee staff meeting with the FBI, bureau officials refused a request for information about Strzok.

        On Nov. 20, the committee again requested an interview with Strzok. (Three days earlier, on November 17, Strzok met with the Senate Intelligence Committee.)

        On Nov. 29, Nunes again spoke to Rosenstein, and again discussed Strzok.

        On Dec. 1, the committee again requested to speak with Strzok.

        After each occasion, the FBI and DOJ did nothing. Now, in what appears to be an orchestrated leak, both the Post and Times published the reason for Strzok’s demotion, along with concerns that the revelation might help President Trump.

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    • mimbler says:

      Pretty much proves DOJ/FBI is still controlled by Obama/clinton people. A simple phone call from Sessions would have compelled Rosenstein to cooperate with Nunes.

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  8. nm says:

    Strzok was involved with the Dossier as well. There will be more to come out, this whole investigation Is tainted….including the individuals running it… so much conflicts of interest, etc….

    Liked by 4 people

    • William Friday Buckley's Ghost says:

      Exactly! This is finished as any kind of criminal investigation and prosecution. The wiretapped evidence is going to be thrown out by a judge. Even an Obama judge! Strozk put the final nail in Mueller’s coffin. Sessions and Rose Rosey can shut it down tomorrow!

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  9. Any chance this is the guy who interviewed Flynn?

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  10. H&HC 2nd-16th says:

    FIX BAYONETS!

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  11. Risin'Tide says:

    And Nunes is threatening contempt about the stonewalling? I think this investigation is falling apart and really calls into question anything they’ve done thus far…

    Liked by 2 people

  12. kltk1 says:

    After reading things like “Robert Mueller did not fire agent Strzok for the bias or for the affair with Lisa Page; Mueller fired him because the IG discovered evidence of the bias and the affair.”, how anyone comes away thinking Mueller is a White Hat is puzzling. Mueller is one of the VERY FEW people in Washington that knows what’s going on, and who’s doing what, in Washington on both sides of the aisle. That he hand-selected these folks and didn’t know their bias is a tough pill to swallow.

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    I read somewhere that when the Congress finds someone in contempt nothing ever happens to them. No jail, not a dad gum thing……except maybe a mean letter with frowny faces and they put your name down in a book somewhere.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Mark says:

    Secret service is supposed to protect the president from all enemies. They should round up some Marines and launch a pre dawn raid on FBI headquarters. How much more of this treason do we have to endure?

    Liked by 2 people

    • daughnworks247 says:

      About 2 dozen people on team “Midyear”, looking into how Hillary handled classified email. Strzok was head of the team. Lisa Page, his babe, was tight with McCabe.
      THEN, Comey appoint Strzok to head Trump/Russia investigation.
      Note: the mere point that Strzok would be tapped for two such investigations, back to back, REEKS of favoritism.
      Even police departments select detectives on a round-robin basis for big cases.
      Good Gawd.
      Can this investigation get any more tawdry?
      And, like Sundance always tells us, maybe the investigation is not so much about what they found —- but what Strzok may have left out….

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  15. brh82 says:

    If you read on, in the link Sundance gives to the WaPo piece, you will find a story whose headline asks if the 25th amendment is now the appropriate treatment for Trump, who has his finger on the button to start a nuclear war. The writer quotes GOP Officials that say Trump has told so many lies, that they are covering for him but are growing weary and think he is just too menatlly unstable to carry on. i’ve read a ton ofganti-trump stuff, but this particular article, sighting terrible things the “high officials” in the cabinet and GOP report about Trump, is way beyond any of the other stuff. The elite REALLY are getting serious….they MUST bring President Trumo DOWN!

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  16. bofh says:

    I don’t think this comes as a surprise to PDJT, just as so many things seem to break his way, so many “outrageous” things he says turn out to be true and accurate.

    In the movie “The Mothman Prophecies” a character points to a window-washer on a scaffold high atop a tall building, and speculates that “if there was a car crash 10 blocks away, the window washer could probably see it. That doesn’t mean he’s God, or even smarter than we are, but from where he’s sitting he can see a little further down the road.”

    I believe that PDJT can see further down the road than pretty much anyone else in the game.

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  17. KBR says:

    Seems the timeline is skewed.
    August 2016 Lisa Page “leaves Russia probe”
    “Two weeks later” but still in “summer.”
    Summer 2016 Strzok “fired from Russia probe.”

    Last day of summer depends whether you are referring to the astronomical or meteorological summer. So when did “summer” officially end? The meteorological summer began on 1 June 2016 and ended on 31 August 2016.

    Note that WaPo is playing with a word, “summer” which can be defined as ending in either September or in August.

    Also note the words in this week’s article “this past summer” in the sentence referencing when Strzok was removed from the job. By November 2017 “this past summer” would be referencing the summer of 2017.

    Also, even though going to HR is said to be a demotion, HR is the gatekeeper for all new hires, and holds all personnel records. Putting a Trump-hater in that position might ensure that the FBI stays Swamp.

    Demotion was not enough.

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  18. KBR says:

    At what point did WaPo and NBC obtain top security clearance?

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Digleigh says:

    FIRE SESSIONS, MCCABE, AND ROSENSTEIN FOR COVER-UP, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AND WITHHOLDING CRUCIAL EVIDENCE IN A CASE PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS….THESE PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT! OR AT BEST, SESSIONS IS NOT IN CONTROL OF HIS DEPT. …HOW DARE ROSENSTEIN SAY , “NOPE”….FOR 3 MOS.! TO A SUBPOENA…This all tells me Mueller , Comey and company are corrupt as heck!!

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  20. IMO says:

    Day 44.1 Is Peter Strzok Really Andrew McCabe?

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  21. GaryT ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ🇺🇸 says:

    Here is an interesting take on the whole FBI fiasco. No spoon clank in this one unfortunately.

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  22. Lester smith says:

    Trump needs to demand to declassify all materials relating to Flynn and any documents relating to obama adminstration giving authorization for Flynn to communicate with Russians. There is a lot the public deserves to know. He needs to release info on the whole damn investigation. Obama and dems are a bunch of evil s.o.b.

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  23. Mickturn says:

    The stench goes to the TOP…FIRE MUELLER and all his thugs!

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  24. LBJ says:

    I’m beginning to think once Mueller’s team’s bias is formally uncovered by the IG report (unless IG is swamp), Trump and/or Sessions will use it as their reasoning to stop Mueller. Trump will then have the political edge to fire him.

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