Mueller's Top FBI Agent Probing Clinton Emails, Russian-Collusion "Removed" After Anti-Trump Texts Found

Tyler Durden's picture

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top FBI investigator into 'Russian meddling' and Clinton emails has been removed from the probe reportedly due to the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with a colleague (whom he happened to be having an extra-marital affair with).

FBI veteran, Peter Strzok, considered "one of the most experienced and trusted FBI counterintel investigators" according to the NYT, and who was tapped by Mueller to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year's presidential election, after helping lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, has left Mueller's team.

As ABC reported in August, when Strzok's departure was first noticed, this was the first known hitch in a secretive probe that, by all public accounts, is charging full steam ahead. ABC reported that it was unclear why Strzok stepped away from Mueller's team of nearly two dozen lawyers, investigators and administrative staffers. Strzok, who had spent much of his law enforcement career working counterintelligence cases and has been unanimously praised by government officials who spoke with ABC News, was moved the FBI's human resources division. The move prompted many questions about why one of the FBI's top investigators was being reassigned.

We now know the answer: anonymous sources close to the matter told The Washington Post that Strzok was removed from the investigation after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, three people briefed on the matter told the WaPo.

In a rare, on the record statement to the media, the Special Counsel's office effectively admitted that the head investigator into both Clinton and Trump was tainted: "Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel’s Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation."

More from the WaPo:

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 messagesthe 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.

 

Officials are now reviewing the communications to see if they show evidence of political bias in their work on the cases, a review which could result in a public report, according to people familiar with the matter.

At the time they left Mueller’s group, no one publicly linked the two departures. For months, officials have refused to explain why Strzok was reassigned, but people familiar with the matter said it was ultimately Mueller’s decision.

As WaPo concludes, the president’s most vociferous defenders in Congress have called for a special counsel to investigate how the FBI handled the Clinton probe, and other Clinton-connected matters. Word of the texts could give new fuel to those demands.

For those confused, what this means is that the "professional, impartial, objective" FBI agent tasked with not only uncovering fraud and/or problems with Hillary's abuse of a personal email server and was then charged with finding dirt on Donald Trump in his "Russian collusion", was himself a member of the "resistance."

No wonder Comey's "recommendation" was to leave Hillary alone, while personally leaking his own, confidential data to the NYT in hopes of starting the Russia proble and ultimately getting Trump impeached.  One does wonder, however, just when will all this anti-Trump bias running across the FBI and CIA be noted, and when truly objective investigations finally take place.

Furthermore, we suspect Page and Strzok were not alone in their anti-Trumpedness, but we do note that the implicitly pro-Trump 'leak' of these Mueller-probe-embarrassing details is a radical sea-change from the usual torrent of 'gotcha' leaks emanating from the NSA/CIA/FBI designed to further the Deep State's grip on the administration.

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wisehiney's picture

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

Mr Trump, please stop WINNING!

I am begging you!

Have mercy!

BaBaBouy's picture

IS There ANY Hope left at All ???

knukles's picture

That be grounds for dismissal of investigation to this point on grounds of non-impartiality. 
Watch Trump's lawyers just shred the shit outta this.

J S Bach's picture

"Strzok, who has spent much of his law enforcement career working counterintelligence cases and has been unanimously praised by government officials who spoke with ABC Newsis now working for the FBI's human resources division."

Judging by that schnozola and guilt-ridden "Who, me?" wrinkled brow, he ought to be working for the FBI's Mossad Division.

Billy the Poet's picture

...straight and wide. Break on through to the other side.

Mzhen's picture

Lisa is a toothsome lass.

BUSTED: Top @TheJusticeDept Witch Hunter Lisa Page’s Mom Loves Calling @realDonaldTrump Supporters Bad Americans

RAT005's picture

Try to imagine the gene pool makeup of a guy who is high ranking FBI but favors the Clinton/Obama treasonous crime network?  I realize there are a lot of spread the wealth do nothing agencies that survive based on Democrat waste of funding problems rather than removing them, but a high ranking "national security" type guy wanting the filth of Clinton/Obama just shows how hopelessly deep the swamp is.

nsurf9's picture

I used to say that having Mueler (Comey's best bud) as head of the russian collusion (WTF ever that is) and Comey's firing independent investigation could only be more bias if Comey's mom was the head of the investigation.  

Well, I was wrong having Mueler as the investigator after having given oversight of Kilary's multi-million dollar UraniumOne deal is - MUCH worse!

And, by the way WHY THE FUCK DOES RUSSIA STILL OWE URANIUM-ONE ! ! ! 

Jack McGriff's picture

BOLO for Comey to start tweeting Scripture any moment now ...

Griffin's picture

His quotes were actually very good, and to the point.

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."

 Winston Churchill 

 

bobcatz's picture

Here's the incontrovertible TRUTH about the conflict with Russia. https://goo.gl/nKJndT

The_Juggernaut's picture

This ashole was fired for getting caught.  Are we supposed to believe that Mueller didn't know how he felt when he hired him?

jeff montanye's picture

does mueller have a partisan bias?  he covered up mass murder and epic treason for the bush administration, perpetrators of 9-11 and the ersatz war on terror which was really the yinon plan except u.s. citizens dying to implement it rather than israeli.  then he covered up what he could for obama and the clintons.  maybe this time will be different or maybe the top dog trump just wants a different result.

we shall see.  but if mueller starts to indict democrats i'm cutting back on the porno to spend more time on daily kos and the democratic underground just for the schadenfreude.  can't post on d.u. though, they can't stand hearing opposing ideas; it's in their charter:  "Its membership is restricted by policy to those who are supportive of the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates for political office." wiki

fleur de lis's picture

Mueller is just as dirty as the two mangy FBI dogs in heat.

What is more interesting than their sleazy habits is how they wormed into the FBI so deeply.

Their exceedingly poor self control ripens them for blackmail.

The FBI has really low behavioral standards.

 

nsurf9's picture

- - - Read this one - - - 

I used to say that having Mueler, Comey's best bud, as head of the russian collusion (WTF ever that is) and Comey firing investigation could only be more biased, if Comey's very own mom was the head of the investigation.  

Well, I was wrong having Mueler as any investigator, after having given oversight of Kilary's 100+million dollar UraniumOne russian ownership deal of this nations uranium is not only MUCH worse, its absolutely INSAINE!

And, by the way WHY THE FUCK DOES RUSSIA STILL OWE URANIUM-ONE ! 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

I think Trump either is uncannily lucky, wiser than Solomon or a bit of both. This much I'll wager: If Sessions puts Comey in a vise, Comey will sing about Pizzagate. mark my words.

jeff montanye's picture

i have to agree with lucky and wise.  read that wapo story it is full of great stuff (my bolding):

"A former senior Trump administration official said Strzok was evenhanded in all his dealings with the Trump White House. “I had the occasion to work closely with Special Agent Peter Strzok and never experienced even a hint of political bias. He was one of the most competent [counterintelligence] agents, and a role model,” the official said. “The country is tearing itself apart, and men like Pete Strzok are victims. The enemy is better off with him sidelined,” the former official added, referring to foreign adversaries."

yes, glad he's a former official since he thinks counterintelligence agents should have extramarital affairs.  is mrs. strzok (i'd like to buy a vowel) down with this fucking of each other by the fbi agents?  if not there might just be some blackmail potential on the role model.  might even help the enemy (i'm assuming israel as russia hasn't killed any u.s. personnel).

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"(Y)es, glad he's a former official since he thinks counterintelligence agents should have extramarital affairs."~

See, and that's the story I saw. He didn't get smoked for anti-Trump statements. He got canned for banging a married co-worker. Not that one is somehow a lesser faux pas than the other, but this story is getting more spin that a whirling Dervish.

Tunga's picture

Because payment was to be made in plutonium on account of we’re all out.

FoggyWorld's picture

And none of those agencies seem to be facing big budget cuts.

Clashfan's picture

So who's gonna bet Strzok is Amish?

Whoa Dammit's picture

@Mzhen: And her gums are even longer than her teeth. Looks like a mule eating briars.

She seems a wee bit younger than her paramour as well. 

house biscuit's picture

Oh, that was a ripe one; +1

AbsoluteZero's picture

Good Lord, looks like Mr. Ed... 

A dozen horses in our pasture and not one of them has that much gum 

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Toothsome!!!

Looks like she could eat a bag of apples through a paddock fence.

BidnessMan's picture

The woman on the right with the Wasserman Ramen Noodle hair is Lisa Page? Wow - crater your career for that?

TahoeBilly2012's picture

When do the People's Tribunals start? 

jeff montanye's picture

truth commissions commence after the conviction but before the sentencing of the perpetrators of 9-11 and accessories after the fact; the perps of the wars in afghanistan, iraq, libya, ukraine, syria, pakistan, yemen, and somalia; ditto the great financial fraud of 2007-2009 (2017 . . .); and the non prosecutors of same. 

want to insure truthfulness.  don't want an extra perjury charge or to piss off the judges.

Whoa Dammit's picture

@BidnessMan: When she dressed up in a poodle skirt to match that hair, well, I'm telling ya, he just couldn't resist. ;-D.

AbsoluteZero's picture

That's what happens when the little head does the thinkin'....

Now that I mention it, that also might also explain why the fibbies counter-intel still sucks

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

So who's the fake red-headed kunt? I'd like to send her an easy-bake oven for hanuKKah.

Daily Bail's picture

There's more...

Peter Strzok told Comey not to indict Hillary, then was put in charge of the Steel dossier probe and helped push that to get a FISA warrant. 

He was also involved with the sketchy interviews of Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, and recommended they be given immunity.

All the details are here:

 

BREAKING BOOM! Anti-Trump, Pro-Hillary FBI Agent Was In Charge Of Clinton Email Probe, And Russia Dossier Probe… 

 

Mueller is toast...


Giant Meteor's picture

Hmmmm,

A pretty decent wrap  up at the links ..

"So Strzok exonerated Hillary, led the probe into Weiner’s laptop that cleared Hillary, allowed major conflicts in the Clinton investigation, and then took control of the Steele dossier probe into Trump, all while being a rabid anti-Trump, pro-Clinton partisan in his personal life."

"And when Mueller learned of this behavior he reassigned him instead of firing him, in order to prevent word getting out to the public."

Shocking .. there seems to be collusion on the matter of Russian Collusion, and a bevy of other tings!

Gorgeous's picture

When your top counterintel investigator gets quietly transferred to Human Resources in the middle of a Presidential probe,  you would think someone might ask, what is Mueller trying to hide?

Giant Meteor's picture

Well, that's the thing. They don't ASK because they already know ..

Hidden in plain sight ..

Al Gophilia's picture

Everything. This is the deep state trying to hide their slime trail.

Clashfan's picture

This story just keeps on giving moar and moar. Moar!!

AbsoluteZero's picture

Merry Christmas Deplorables!! 

jeff montanye's picture

i said when mueller was hired it was not such a bad thing to bring "i can't find a zionist in the 9-11 investigation" mueller on board because his baggage may get on the same redcap wheelie with the 2016 election baggage and when they have to be sorted out in the lost and found . . . .

this isn't quite that but it does flow from the same character and investigative "style".

CosmoJoe's picture

If there was any doubt before that this was a partisan witchhunt, that can be safely put to rest.  The real question is, what did Mueller know and when did he know it??

brianshell's picture

I have wondered how the deep state would unravel. This is fascinating. We will need more buses.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Keep scrolling on your link to see Strzok was also the lead “investigator” (i.e. undertaker) of Carlos Danger’s 3,000 emails.

Edited to add: Ahh, you’re the author. Good stuff!!

max2205's picture

Why would anyone fuck her? Double bagger 

Chupacabra-322's picture

“Whoa, and there’s more on Peter Strzok. He exchanged anti-Trump texts with Lisa Page, another Mueller team member with whom he was having an affair. She’s deputy to Andrew McCabe.”

“Surprise – it was Hillary Clinton supporter Peter Strzok told Comey that there was no proof of “intent” – BEFORE he had interviewed HRC.”

And of course, he was involved with the sketchy interview of Cheryl Mills…

And Heather Samuelson…

And voila, they were given immunity…

He allowed Mills and Samuelson to attend the interview with Hillary…

So Strzok exonerated Hillary, led the probe into Weiner’s laptop that cleared Hillary, allowed major conflicts in the Clinton investigation, and then took control of the Steele dossier probe into Trump, all while being a rabid anti-Trump, pro-Clinton partisan in his personal life.

And when Mueller learned of this behavior he reassigned him instead of firing him, in order to prevent word getting out to the public.

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-boom-anti-trump-fbi-a...

consider me gone's picture

Lisa Page, affectionately referred to as "The Beave."