Good Grief – Fired FBI Investigator Was The Person Who Interviewed Flynn…

OK, before going further, we need to step back and take a look at how deeply enmeshed Deputy Head of Counterintelligence FBI Agent Peter Strzok was to this entire FBI investigative enterprise.

•Peter Strzok was the lead FBI agent in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. •Agent Peter Strzok was one of a small group who interviewed Hillary Clinton. •Agent Strzok was also the FBI contact person to receive the Russian Dossier and interview the author Christopher Steele.  [Remember, Hillary Clinton’s team paid Christopher Steele (via Fusion GPS) to create the dossier.] •Agent Strzok was the primary counterintelligence investigator for the ‘vast Russian conspiracy’, narrative.  •Agent Strzok was then hired by Robert Mueller to lead the FBI investigative efforts into  the “Russian Election Collusion/Conspiracy.”  •Agent Strzok was removed from the Mueller Team after the anti-Trump/pro-Clinton content of his internal communications were discovered by the current Inspector General investigation….

…and today we discover that Deputy Head of Counterintelligence, FBI Agent Peter Strzok was the person who interviewed National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017.  An interview, that blindsided Flynn because there was no advanced notification…. And an interview that was the basis for the recent Robert Mueller charging of Flynn.

Good grief, it’s no wonder why the FBI desperately tried to control a pending IG release by advance-scripting a narrative, via leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post.

If FBI Agent Strzok can be shown to have conflicting political and institutional bias, then every aspect of the investigation he was involved in comes into question… and Agent Strzok is at the EPICENTER of every angle, within every aspect, of EVERY investigation.

SARA CARTER – A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned.

 

FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn, which took place on Jan. 24, at the White House, said several sources. The other FBI special agent, who interviewed Flynn, is described by sources as a field supervisor in the “Russian Squad, at the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” according to a former intelligence official, with knowledge of the interview.

[…]  The former U.S. intelligence official told this reporter, “with the recent revelation that Strzok was removed from the Special Counsel investigation for making anti-Trump text messages it seems likely that the accuracy and veracity of the 302 of Flynn’s interview as a whole should be reviewed and called into question.”

“The most logical thing to happen would be to call the other FBI Special Agent present during Flynn’s interview before the Grand Jury to recount his version,” the former intelligence official added.

[…]  According to another source, with direct knowledge of the Jan. 24 interview, McCabe had contacted Flynn by phone directly at the White House. White House officials had spent the “earlier part of the week with the FBI overseeing training and security measures associated with their new roles so it was no surprise to Flynn that McCabe had called,” the source said.

McCabe told Flynn “some agents were heading over (to the White House) but Flynn thought it was part of the routine work the FBI had been doing and said they would be cleared at the gate,” the source said.

“It wasn’t until after they were already in (Flynn’s) office that he realized he was being formally interviewed. He didn’t have an attorney with him,” they added.  Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner did not respond for comment.

… [Justice Department Spokesperson] Isgur Flores said in a written statement to this reporter that the Justice Department provided the House Intelligence committee and leadership with “several hundred pages of classified documents and multiple briefings—including, for example, clear answers as to whether any FBI payments were made to a source in question related to the dossier—and has more recently cleared key witnesses they have requested to testify, including Mr. McCabe, Mr. Strzok, and the alleged handler in question.”  (read more)

Many people have asked the question why would Michael Flynn have lied about talking to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the first place?

It’s a great question.

The Occam’s Razor answer is the toxic political environment that existed in January 2017, where the administration was being hammered by a tsunami of media narratives and political opposition claiming that any scintilla of contact with anything Russian meant that Putin and Trump were “colluding” BFFs,…. and Flynn didn’t want to fuel that nonsense.

That’s really the only reason to mislead about Russian contacts.

And/or once Vice-President Mike Pence made the statement that Flynn had no contact with anyone from Russia etc. any contradictory statement from Flynn would make Pence appear compromised; so Flynn had to stick to it without clarification.

Reminder:

Sunday January 15th – VP-elect Mike Pence appears on Face The Nation. [Transcript Here]

JOHN DICKERSON: But there’s a distinction between that feeling about the press and legitimate inquiry, as you say, that the Senate Intelligence Committee is doing. Just to button up one question, did any advisor or anybody in the Trump campaign have any contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?

MIKE PENCE: Of course not. And I think to suggest that is to give credence to some of these bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy. (link)

[*NOTE* Notice the narrative questioning at the time (early Jan) was framed that ‘any contact’ with Russians was evidence of meddling/election-collusion with Russians.]

Friday January 20th – Inauguration

Tuesday January 24th – Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was interviewed at the WH by the FBI.

♦[Either Flynn contradicts Pence, or he tells a lie, those were his options.]

Wednesday January 25th –  The Department of Justice received a detailed readout from the FBI agents who had interviewed Flynn. Yates said she felt “it was important to get this information to the White House as quickly as possible.”

Thursday January 26th – (morning) Yates called McGahn first thing that morning to tell him she had “a very sensitive matter” that had to be discussed face to face. McGahn agreed to meet with Yates later that afternoon.

Thursday January 26th – (afternoonSally Yates traveled to the White House along with a senior member of the DOJ’s National Security Division, Bill Priestap, who was overseeing the matter.  This was Yates’ first meeting with McGahn in his office, which also acts as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

Yates said she began their meeting by laying out the media accounts and media statements made by Vice President Mike Pence and other high-ranking White House officials about General Flynn’s activity “that we knew not to be the truth.

According to Sally Yates testimony, she and Bill Priestap reportedly presented all the information to McGahn so the White House could take action that they deemed appropriate.  When asked by McGahn if Flynn should be fired, Yates answered, “that really wasn’t our call.”

Yates also said her decision to notify the White House counsel had been discussed “at great length.”  According to her testimony: “Certainly leading up to our notification on the 26th, it was a topic of a whole lot of discussion in DOJ and with other members of the intel community.”

Friday January 27th – (morning)  White House Counsel Don McGahn called Yates in the morning and asked if she could come back to his office.

Friday January 27th – (late afternoon) According to her testimony, Sally Yates returned to the White House late that afternoon.  One of McGahn’s topics discussed was whether Flynn could be prosecuted for his conduct.

Specifically, according to Yates, one of the questions McGahn asked Yates was, “Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another?” She explained that it “was a whole lot more than that,” and reviewed the same issues outlined the prior day.

McGahn expressed his concern that taking action might interfere with the FBI investigation of Flynn, and Yates said it wouldn’t. “It wouldn’t really be fair of us to tell you this and then expect you to sit on your hands,” Yates had told McGahn.

McGahn asked if he could look at the underlying evidence of Flynn’s conduct, and she said they would work with the FBI over the weekend and “get back with him on Monday morning.”

Friday January 27th – (evening) In what appears to be only a few hours later, President Trump is having dinner with FBI Director James Comey where President Trump asked if he was under investigation.

Now, accepting the politicization of the entire Russian Conspiracy Narrative that was leading the headlines for the two months prior to this dinner; and knowing moments earlier your Chief White House counsel informs you that two political operatives (Yates and Priestap) within the DOJ were providing classified intelligence reports about General Flynn; and knowing the prior months (Nov/Dec/Jan) were fraught with leaks from intelligence reports identical to those discussed;  wouldn’t you perhaps think that any action you take could be utilized to add fuel to this Russian narrative?  And/Or be used by these same leak facilitators to make something seem like something it is not?

Think about it.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged Flynn (full pdf below) with falsely telling FBI agents that he did not ask the ambassador “to refrain from escalating the situation” in response to the sanctions.

According to the plea, while being questioned by FBI agents on January 24, 2017, Flynn also lied when he claimed he could not recall a subsequent conversation with Kislyak, in which the ambassador told Flynn that the Putin regime had “chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of [Flynn’s] request.”

Furthermore, a week before the sanctions were imposed, Flynn had also spoken to Kislyak, asking the ambassador to delay or defeat a vote on a pending United Nations resolution. The criminal information charges that Flynn lied to the FBI by denying both that he’d made this request and that he’d spoken afterward with Kislyak about Russia’s response to it.

There was nothing wrong with the incoming national-security adviser’s having meetings with foreign counterparts or discussing such matters as the sanctions in those meetings. However, lying to the FBI is the process crime that has led to Flynn’s admissions herein:

As we have shared from the beginning – this is all about DC politics, not judicial crimes in the same vein as everyone else would be charged.

You cannot view the current action through the transactional prism of modern judicial proceedings as they relate to you and me. These are political struggles taking place inside the venue of the legal system. The players use the legal system to game out the optics and narrative of political battles for ideological wins and losses.

In essence, this is about leverage for political use.

Nothing about the current dynamic is factually encompassing President Trump; it is all about optics, narratives and political leverage. However, everything about this dynamic is factually encompassing the existential threat that outsider Trump represents to the established way of life in the DC Swamp.

Again, if you drop the legal prism and review everything from the perspective of gaining or losing political leverage it all makes sense.

♦Here’s my Twitter Thread on “WHY FLYNN LIED” – CLICK HERE

♦Here’s my Twitter Thread on “WHY RECENT IG STATEMENT IS IMPORTANT” – HERE

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712 Responses to Good Grief – Fired FBI Investigator Was The Person Who Interviewed Flynn…

  1. Donna in Oregon says:

    Someone should have the presence of mind to file a lawsuit against the convicts saying that proof that violent crimes were not committed.

    Just saying…..two can play the injunction game, eh?

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  2. itsy_bitsy says:

    This evil person, this Hillary idolizer, is responsible for destroying Flynn, who only agreed to testify after being personally and financially destroyed. When the FBI started going after his son with the stated purpose of destroying him as well, Flynn agreed finally to testify. That’s what Obama’s leftover FBI has done to an American patriot. Torn Flynn’s life apart for his own political purposes. Evil and nefarious purposes at that! This FBI agent belongs in jail for the damage he has done the agency, and the country.

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    • georgiafl says:

      It’s not just Skzok – it’s all the way to the top – Obama/Clinton and the rest.

      No scapegoat can cover for all of their crimes against the state.

      I won’t be satisfied until Obama, H and Bill Clinton and the others responsible for the politicization and corruption of our agencies (yes, even Poppy Bush) are brought down.

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  3. bitterlyclinging says:

    McCabe was the one who made the call to Flynn, telling him the FBI agents were on their way, saying nothing about an interview, so no lawyer would be present.
    Anyway, Flynn fell on his sword during the interview to protect DJT. You can just see Buraq Hussein Obama’s corrupt and filthy tentacles here.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2017/12/analysis-are-flynns-network-of-spooks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DougRossJournal+%28Doug+Ross+%40+Journal%29

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  4. Blacksmith8 says:

    sniff sniff
    smells like sacrificial lamb to me

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  5. Trent Telenko says:

    The script at this point calls for FBI Agent Strzok’s suicide or “Death by Misadventure” via helicopter crash or auto accident.

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    I’m disturbed by the fact that this “agent” still has a job, and in HR, of all places. Have they got him hiring more biased employees for the FBI now? Training new employees to hate our President like our schools teach our children? Or, as Eric Holder would say, “We’ve got to brainwash them.”

    OR, is he there so they can keep an eye on him? I once reported someone for verbal harassment and was told that if I wanted I could work at a desk in HR (because they weren’t getting rid of this SVP, they were going to protect him at all costs).

    Only in this banana republic gubt do we keep filth like this.

    The affair. Was she his subordinate when it began?

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  7. G. Combs says:

    This was a VERY VERY CAREFULLY PLANNED TRAP!!!

    Notice this:
    ******************

    “JOHN DICKERSON: But there’s a distinction between that feeling about the press and legitimate inquiry, as you say, that the Senate Intelligence Committee is doing. Just to button up one question, did any advisor or anybody in the Trump campaign have any contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?

    *************************
    Given the Media hysteria about Russians MEDDLING in the election, that question very easily could be taken to mean: Did anyone DURING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN have contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?

    And of course that answer would be NO.

    There is NOTHING in that question asking about the TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM’S contact with Russia which, as Sundance has made clear is EXPECTED and NECESSARY… Therefore I doubt that Pence even thought the Urinalist meant the transition teams contact.

    THE OTHER PART OF THE TRAP
    December 29, 2016: Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

    Then add in Russian Ambassador Kislyak was — seated right there among the Democrats — when he attended President Trump’s address to the Joint Session of Congress, February 28, 2017.

    (Don’t forget Russian Ambassador Kislyak showing up in Jeff Sessions’ office unexpectedly, at least by Jeff.)

    So the set-up and collusion was ALWAYS between the Russians and the DEMOCRATS who set up many many traps for the Trump Team.

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    • G. Combs says:

      OOPS…
      Forgot to add, once that trap was sprung it was either FLYNN or PENCE that had to be sacrificed. Either Pence ‘lied’ or Flynn ‘lied’ No other explaination would be ‘allowed’

      If the Trump Transition Team tried to clarify it was misunderstanding the question, Pence would be shredded and possibly IMPEACHED…. Who would be his replacement??

      “If the vice president is unable to serve, the president nominates a replacement, which must be confirmed by Congress.”CNN

      Twenty Questions About Impeaching A Vice President

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    • G. Combs says:

      Sorry, I forgot to add:
      Obama’s expeling 35 Russian diplomats on December 29, 2016 was an absolute guarantee that a Trump Team Member would talk to Russian Ambassador Kislyak shortly there after and the retaliation BY Russia would be the subject of the conversation to keep tensions from escalating. — This was the setting of the trap

      The carefully worded question by the Urinalist AFTER the Obummer admin had ‘unmasked’ the Kislyak — Flynn phone call was the springing of the trap.

      VP Pence then fell into the trap because there was no way he could say “YES, we had contact with Russia AFTER the election as part of normal transition team gear-up,” without the MSM running with sound bite ‘VP admits to Russian Collusion!’

      The general public has ZERO idea of what a transition team does or is allowed to do and the Yellow Stream Media is not about to tell them.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Pence, in the above quote, was specifically asked about the Campaign, not post-Campaign transition. No lie involved, so fsr as we know, on Pence’s part. Moreover, regardless of Pence’s response, contact by the Campaign would have been legal.

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      • georgiafl says:

        VP Elect Pence should have said: “Of course the Trump transition team have had contact with Russia and many other nations – that is a regular part of establishing an administration! How dare you suggest there is anything culpable or wrong about speaking with Russian government officials!”

        That would have been the best answer to the media.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Pence, has never struck me as the sharpest knife in the drawer. He only strikes me as being bright enough to keep his own toes clean.

          The comparison of Pence to President Trump and his star studded cabinet emphasizes that impression.

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  8. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Pence was asked about the Campaign, not the post-election transition. As far as we know, his response was truthful. Flynn was directed to contact Russian officials after the election (as far as we know), and that sort of contact is normal and legal, as Obama Administration officials publicly confirmed. Hence, I see no reason for Flynn to lie.

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  9. Harleyd says:

    Does anyone really believe that Mueller agreed long ago to work with PDJT and his team and is working to drain the swamp? Using the “Russian Collusion” meme as a head fake?

    Many of the “just have patience” posts on this site have this idea at their core.

    It is absurd. I’d ignore posts that rely on it for believability.

    Mueller is after PDJT with a vengeance. Note the recent subpoena of PDJT’s loan records from years ago. It’s a fishing expedition (on top of Flynn’s perjury trap). Note how the meme has morphed from “Russian interference” to “Russian collusion” to “Obstruction of justice”. When one strategy to bury the Trump administration fails, try another. The MSM dutifully follow the lead. They change their word processors overnight to spout the new lies as if the old lies never existed.

    Mueller knows he can’t indict PDJT but he’ll try and kick up enough dust to affect the 2018 mid terms and keep impeachment talk “top of fold” in the MSM.

    The only, and very faint, hope is AG Sessions and a select few in the DOJ and FBI are on to the swamp big time. The crimes are obvious. Time will tell, but Mueller will not be part of the solution.

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  10. oldarmyblog says:

    Was Flynn read his Miranda rights before the questioning? If not, then anything he said is not admissible in court. No lawyer present is a good sign they did not. Ask any LOE.

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