Anti-Trump FBI Agent Fired From Mueller Probe Relied On Russian Dossier

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Submitted by ZeroPointNow of IBankCoin

A rabidly anti-Trump FBI agent who was fired from Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation relied on claims made in a largely unsubstantiated and highly salacious dossier provided by Washington DC-based opposition research firm, Fusion GPS - which enlisted former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to assemble the 34-page 'Dirty Dossier' in mid-2016.

Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok - who headed up the Hillary Clinton email investigation, was dismissed from Mueller's Trump-Russia probe in mid-August and relegated to the FBI's Human Resources department, after the DOJ opened an inquiry into anti-Trump / pro-Clinton text messages Strzok sent to his Trump-hating mistress - FBI lawyer Lisa Page, while the two were working together on the Clinton probe. Page was also fired from the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling earlier this year.

Strzok's conduct in the Clinton investigation is now under review by the Justice Department, along with his role in a number of other politically sensitive cases, according to Fox News.

"While Strzok’s removal from the Mueller team had been publicly reported in August, the Justice Department never disclosed the anti-Trump texts to the House investigators."

 

"Responding to the revelations about Strzok’s texts on Saturday, Nunes said he has now directed his staff to draft contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray." -Fox News

Of relevance - Strzok concluded that Hillary Clinton was "careless," in her mishandling of classified information, yet found "no proof of intent," an opinion which former FBI director James Comey based his recommendation not to prosecute. Comey, as it turns out, drafted Clinton's exoneration letter long before the FBI had finished reviewing evidence in the case.

Strzok's team and the Trump-Russia dossier...

In August, 2016 - nine months before Trump fired Comey which led to the creation of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel, the New York Times reported that Strzok was hand picked by FBI brass to supervise an investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion.

The FBI investigation grew legs after they received the infamous anti-Trump "dossier" and decided to act on its salacious and largely unproven claims, According to Fox News:

House investigators told Fox News they have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump "dossier" and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.

 

The "dossier" was a compendium of salacious and largely unverified allegations about then-candidate Trump and others around him that was compiled by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The firm's bank records, obtained by House investigators, revealed that the project was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. -Fox News

Dead ends

Weeks before the 2016 Presidential election, Strzok's team agreed to pay former MI6 agent and Fusion GPS operative Christopher Steele $50,000 if he could verify his claims that the agency had already used to take action. Of note, Fusion separately paid Steele $168,000 to assemble the dossier which had the cooperation of two senior Kremlin officials.

The agent said that if Mr. Steele could get solid corroboration of his reports, the F.B.I. would pay him $50,000 for his efforts, according to two people familiar with the offer.

 

One report, filled with references to secret meetings, spoke ominously of Mr. Trump’s “compromising relationship with the Kremlin” and threats of “blackmail.”

 

He [Steele] provided the documents to an F.B.I. contact in Europe on the same day as Mr. Comey’s news conference about Mrs. Clinton. It took weeks for this information to land with Mr. Strzok and his team. -NYT

After meeting with the FBI in October to deliver a 'stack of new intelligence reports,' the agency ultimately decided not to pay Steele because he could not corroborate the information he had provided.

Never let a dodgy dossier get in the way of a good witch hunt! 

Despite such a low level of confidence in Steele's dossier that they didn't pay him, the FBI used the document to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time Trump foreign-policy advisor Carter Page - who was described as having a "secret meeting" with Putin associate Igor Sechin and Deputy Chief for International Policy, Igor Diveykin during a July 2016 trip to Moscow to deliver a commencement speech.

Not true according to Page

While Page did travel to Moscow to deliver a commencement speech, he told the House Intelligence Committee that he's never heard of Diveykin nor met with any of the men mentioned in the dossier. 

Page did testify that he spoke with Russia's deputy prime minister, Arkadiy Dvorkovich, who was in attendance at the commencement ceremony. Upon his return, Page relayed their meeting in a memo to the Trump campaign, writing “In a private conversation, Dvorkovich expressed strong support for Mr. Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current international problems.”

Page claims he hadn't spoken more than a few words to Dvorkovich, and had instead gained insight into the Russian's opinion from listening to the Russian's speeches.

Back on point

We now know that the original, pre-Mueller FBI investigation into Trump-Russia collusion was spearheaded by Peter Strzok - an anti-Trump senior FBI agent who was fired for sending anti-Trump / pro-Clinton text messages to his mistress during their investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information. 

We also know that the FBI probe led by Strzok relied on the salacious 34-page Steele dossier, paid for in part by Hillary Clinton and the DNCto launch their Trump-Russia investigation and obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page.

This raises a multitude of questions about Strzok, the Clinton email investigation, and any other politically charged cases he's worked on - which are now under review by the DOJ's Office of Personnel Management. 

And while Strzok is stapling cover sheets on TPS reports in the FBI's HR department, it is of particular interest that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is also honing in on Rod Rosenstein and the new FBI director, Christopher Wray for their roles in the decision to withhold the reasons for Strzok's dismissal in August.

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Jim in MN's picture

Personally I would like people of compassion to work harder to encourage global peace as a means to build a platform for social justice. NO ONE seems to notice or accept that as the Syria/Iraq situation winds down, the only hot wars left on Earth will be Afghanistan and Yemen. Latin America and Africa are at peace. By ignoring this we risk losing it. There is much more to be said about this but just pick a 'hotspot' and read the news. Sudan, Colombia, Philippines, Ukraine.....nowhere are heavy weapons being used to destroy towns or neighborhoods any more. Billions can now go about their business. You just walk through (or with) Trump  no matter what your views on him are, and stand on peace. Give it a try. 

Jim in MN's picture

This is why the World Bank just clocked the highest global economic growth in ten years last quarter....and may be a hint of why the markets keep rising.

Theta_Burn's picture

+1 for your misplaced optimism.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Why hasn't Peter Strzok been arrested and charged for making false statements to the FBI?  Is he above the law and exempt because he also gets a paycheck from them?

Pandelis's picture

"fired in mid-August" ... we are in december already.

 

on other news, the significance of Flynn cooperation is that he could corroborate Comey's testimony on what trump said to him ... does that make Trump suspect for perjury, or lying to the american people???  will soon see i guess.

 

Somehow, I sense an urgency to downplay anything negative about Trump ... it seems like he is doing what is being asked by his masters...if you dig

Bitcoin towards Macaffee targets  ... here we come.

 

It seems this will be a december to remember ... i have a feeling a lot will change soon

 

bamawatson's picture

peter strokes
hard to beat

StychoKiller's picture

:>D (I see what you did there) :>D

jeff montanye's picture

this certainly looks like a critical mass is being reached, whether or not trump and mueller had agreed on a long con to catch the dems in election fraud.  in some ways i hope not because more perps may be swept up in a messier outcome.

that this vowel challenged strzok, counterintelligence champ and role model (see wapo), who during his adultery puts apparently firing offenses on text messages monitored by nsa, ran the hillary clinton investigations in all their nonsecure server, crowdstrike, heather samuelson, cheryl mills, weiner glory is pretty strong icing on the fired from the mueller investigation cake.

CheapBastard's picture

Post the photos of these seditious anti-Americans so everyone can see who these traitors are.

 

Their home address would be nice to incase some patriot wants to chat with them, face-to-face.

sushi's picture

Strzok concluded that Hillary Clinton was "careless," in her mishandling of classified information, yet found "no proof of intent," 

 

No proof of "intent" is required to prosecute mishandling classified information. The mere fact of acting in violation of the handling requirements is suffcient for prosecution under the act.

 

One would think the FBI would know this. If Strzok was unaware, Comey should have been knowledgeable of this fact.

 


newdoobie's picture

Fired in mid August but word of his actions just leaked out.

 

This is why they finally put the finger on Flynn... to hide/mask this sorid little detail

JRobby's picture

They put their "top people" on it

robertsgt40's picture

Wowser. Talk about a fkg circle jerk!

blown income's picture

Got that right...but we still get fucked in the ass us' commoners...

tmosley's picture

Another life ruined by congitive dissonance.

Peanutz take note. This could be YOU!

Whoa Dammit's picture

 

Remember the rumors that Seth Rich was scheduled to meet with the FBI right before he was killed? If this is true, he would most likely have been meeting with Strzok & his team.

tmosley's picture

Holy shit. That leaves a lump in your throat.

booboo's picture

Strzok has been re assigned to Human Resources where he gets to hand pick the next batch of knob gobbleing lawyers with guns and badges. The FBI is FUBAR and needs a good house cleaning.

sun tzu's picture

Infiltrated by rabid hippies and SJW's

Dukes's picture

Could this be the beginning of the transition to going after Clinton et al that's been rumored?

 

With Flynn's token plea and this revelation, the time could be nigh.

SoDamnMad's picture

He is politically biased, thrown off not one but two special investigations and still works for the FBI. Now I know we can depend on them to keep us safe.

How about that Las Vegas shooting. They sure solved that fast.

Kayman's picture

Peter Strzok-The Lead Agent on the Hillary Clinton investigaton?

The Deep State's Brown Shirts- the FBI- always at the ready to charge their enemies with lying to them, while sweeping under the carpet all the real crimes committed by their cohorts.

Bernie Madolf's picture

"the FBI used the document to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time Trump foreign-policy advisor Carter Page"

Let's not forget APRIL LORENZEN from TEA LEAVES who faked the DNS logs for the FISA

https://weaponizedautism.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/trump-dns-logs-fabrica...

HRClinton's picture

Re.. "Why hasn't Peter Strzok been arrested and charged for making false statements to the FBI?  Is he above the law and exempt because he also gets a paycheck from them?"

Because SJW got each other's backs - especially if they are the (((chosen))) kind, like (((Strzok))).

In their case, you need to prove "Intent" for being Careless and Reckless.

In the case of Outsiders, Intent is irrelevant (as the Law demands), and the full force & fury of the Justus System is applied.

Got clarity?

jeff montanye's picture

i have if i can insert zionist accomplices in 9-11 and seven countries in five years for sjw and u.s. patriots for outsiders.

Cloud9.5's picture

A deliberate attempt to divert attention away from the ongoing debacle. 

Giant Meteor's picture

It's even worse than that. It's a deliberate attempt to divert attention away from the ongoing de-cockle !

These dogs need to be neutered, stat !

junction's picture

It is beyond belief that FBI agent Peter Strzok did all his shenanigans on his own.  Strzok is a patsy, an empty suit who thinks he is Superman. I wouldn't put it past his FBI bosses to have even arranged for his hookup with Lisa Page, so they could keep tabs on this horny dog.  The real story involves Paul Singer of Elliott Management, who is doing everything in his power to get Trump removed from office.  Singer is the billionaire hedge fund criminal who initially hired Fusion GPS.  Singer bought off the U.S. Supreme Court in the Mutual Pharmaceutical case (a company he renamed URL Pharma, notice the format similarity to Fusion GPS) and who somehow manages to own Argentine president Mauricio Macri (who paid Singer's "vulture fund" $2.4 billion in March 2016, giving Singer a $2.2 billion profit after legal expenses on his Argentine government bonds). 

otschelnik's picture

So you have an anti-Trump agent Strzok spearheading the Shillary email investigation, having an affair with Deputy Director McCabe's assistant Page who is also anti-Trump....And here boss's wife is getting 700 grand contribution from Terry McAuliffe (VA gov and former CF board member)... and that agent is using DNC sponsored disinformation "golden shower" dosier to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page....

And thanks for clarification concerning the 50 grand which the FBI offered to pay to verify DNC disinformation. That's new.

The FBI look like the keystone cops, with episodic shorts from Fred and Ethyl, from "I Love Lucy." 

Infinite QE's picture

There needs to be massive indictments and executions by end of 2017 or the proof just goes deeper that Trump is a crypto and part of the cabal themselves.

 

 

chunga's picture

Julian Assange shouldn't be too hard to find and he's batting 1000 with his info. I wonder why he's being ignored.

eclectic syncretist's picture

We need some real fucking lawyers in the place! Now!

Giant Meteor's picture

Apparently all the real ones remained buried at sea, the rest blobbed back to the surface ..

The good start wasn't good enough ..

trailer park boys's picture

Not hard to find, but easy to ignore by the establishment's media. And I'm just about to watch the Sunday morning news shows - especially ABC with George Stephanopoulis, to see if they ignore their 'Chief Investigative Reporter' Brian Ross's Friday fuckup - "Trump colluded with Russians during the campaign -Lock him up!" Oops! "I meant to say, Trump talked to the Russkis as president-elect - Legal." What are the odds they'll simply ignore what doesn't fit their narrative?

wisehiney's picture

Ain't got no job.

Ain't got no wife.

Ain't got no mistress.

You will just have to strzok yourself.

From now on.

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

Stand with trump and israel!

 

//zerohedge crew and commenters

TruthHammer's picture

Think 4chan is reality, know nothing about economics

//idiot millenials who ruined zerohedge

HRClinton's picture

A. Trump is Hope & Change 2.0

B. MIGA before MAGA, per Adelson et al.

C. What difference does it make at this point?  US is FUBAR.

D. A, B and C

E. There is still Hope

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

Stand with the big banks the fed and the mainstream media!

 

stand up for what is right! 

 

 

suck trumps cock no matter how wrong he is! stand with him at all cost! even when he's lying you straight up your fucking faces every day and playing mind games on you!

//zerohedge crew and commenters

starman's picture

Go suck your own cock you liberal hyporite communist democrat swamp dweller!

Bahaha....bahaga....bahaha...

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

little trumper calling me the liberal communist..

 

as i watch america slips further into oblivion....mega corporations swallowing the sheep blind...sheep to the slaughter....

 

less free market..

less freedom.

less human rights...

 

and you have the nerves to call me the communist?

 

don't worry.....the robot will take care of you disgusting human...you fascist fuck.

Cloud9.5's picture

Marxist push for the death of humanity.  Ergo your handle misanthrope.

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

that's so funny.

 

meanwhile google tracking your every step. :)

 

little human, you dont know what is coming for you

SoDamnMad's picture

6 weeks and 4 days. Go back to Hillary's basement. Or maybe it is Web Hubbell's kids basement.

jeff montanye's picture

hard to tell with some of these if they are zionist trolls, heirs to mdb's mini empire of satire or just addled fools.

and i say to hell with them.  (hat tip to james thurber)

Attitude_Check's picture

Fascist,   like the government- media partnership for world changing propaganda under the Obama administration?   You mean like the GOOGLE-NSA joint venture on world-wide surveillance?

 

You mean like that kind of Fascism?

sheikurbootie's picture

Death to traitors!

Why was he only demoted?  This is blatant treason!

Theta_Burn's picture

Distraction on a Biblical scale..

Just 1 leak somewhere to set the whole thing on fire.

An anti-Trump agent in charge of hilsters investigation, relying on a fake dossier... how in the fuck can that be put back in the bottle?