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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DosZap's picture

Same way as THE ENTIRE team of attorneys on Meuller's hit Sqad are donors and pwned by the Dems.

ALL OF THEM.(donated hugely to Hitlary's election )

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...

hooligan2009's picture

excellent points. so .. Strzok is guilty of perverting the course of justice - and is eomployed by HR in the FBI now?

surely the perverted course of justice includes all grant sof immunity to those that wilfully covered up criminal acts by CLinton - like Mills and the witches cabal of MISANDRISTS (men haters)?

Theta_Burn's picture

None of this would be known....if hilster had won.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"If that f---ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!"

~Crooked Hillary

eclectic syncretist's picture

Where are all the lawyers, guns, and money???!!!!

trailer park boys's picture

Good find! We should all become investigative reporters here on ZH. Sniff out the true story - not what the government or media (Brian Ross) have to offer - and report it here. Counteract the mainstream fake news.

Mzhen's picture

Paramour Lisa Page had been jettisoned from the team in July.  So I doubt it took Mueller until mid-August to determine that Strzok was a liability.  There probably was just a delay for appearance sake.

Arnold's picture

The noose swings lightly in the breeze, before being taken in hand and placed over the Hood.
A two handed tug tightens it....
The hangman steps back to admire his work.

RightLineBacker's picture

WTF!

Mom & Daughter, Lisa Page, are extreme far, far Left rabid Trump haters.

Assigning Peter Strzok, also a rabid Trump hater, and Lisa Page to investigate President Trump rises to the level of High Treason.

Public hangings of Mueller and all the other traitors involved are in order!

HRClinton's picture

Lisa Page & her mother

http://gotnews.com/busted-top-fbi-witch-hunter-lisa-pages-mom-loves-call...

Then there's this doozy...

Attorney General Lisa Madigan sent a letter with 19 other attorneys general to Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein calling for the immediate appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.

 https://enewspf.com/2017/05/12/19-attorneys-general-call-independent-spe...

Be sure to download her letter to see the full list of AGs and DC politicians who signed.

NB: After this news article of 2017.05.12, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, 5 days later, on 2017.05.17.  We'll never know if this was the reason or pretext/cover that Rosenstein needed, for appointing Mueller. 

(Tyler, I accept CC as compensation for investigative journalism.)

NoPension's picture

Can I just call this asshole Stroke?

NuYawkFrankie's picture

 Geez... The Keystone Cops now look like  philosophers of metaphysics  compared to this Federal Bureau Of Idiocracy .

nmewn's picture

"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."

Da chikenz, are-a-comin-hooomah...to rooostah! ;-)

Theta_Burn's picture

Kinda reminds me when Plaxico Burres (the loyal lefty lispers) was fucking around with a gun (safety off) and shot himself in the foot (unintended consequence)

These amatures are proving/making Trumps case for him.

nmewn's picture

lol...or...trying out my best lisp...

"A member of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has been sentenced to up to 20 months for discharging his firearms to intimidate a man to whom he had an attraction.  It seems that he took Vice President Joe Biden's advice, which is also a violation of gun laws.  Although, I think we can all agree that we shouldn't take advice from folks who don't know gun laws.  Yes, we're looking at your Mr. Vice President.

So, in all, you can go to prison for firing your weapon into the air to warn of would-be attackers - even in a state like Florida that has a "stand your ground" law."

(Edit: Correct, take note of that Jill Biden!)

"The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday that James Schiliro, the mayor of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, took 20-year-old Nicholas Dorsam to his home for a few glasses of wine. (Edit:lol) When Dorsam tried to leave, Schiliro went into a craze, firing his gun into a stack of papers, and threatening to commit suicide.  This episode reportedly lasted for 3.5 hours.  So, it seems this was the rendezvous from hell.

Ironically, Schiliro was one of 600 mayors who signed a letter urging Obama to support needless gun restrictions on law-abiding Americans."

...dey just kain't hep dimselves zumtimes...but it wus...luuuv ;-)

https://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/anti-gun-mayor-goes-prison...

mc888's picture

How does an OPM review have any teeth? Shouldn't they be under investigation for criminal misconduct?

Moving and Grooving's picture

The facade crumbles before our eyes.

 

It's beautiful.

 

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Anunnaki's picture

Sessions won’t do shit

wisehiney's picture

Said Brer Rabbit

Just before the Wily Fox

Ate his ass

starman's picture

Bahaha....bahaha.....bahaha! The FBI the DNC and all these liberal democrat hypocrite swamp dwellers keep shooting them selfs in the foot every time they trying to bing down Trump ! What a shit show!  Loving it!

novictim's picture

"A rabidly anti-Trump... Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok - who headed up the Hillary Clinton email investigation..."

You mean to say that a partisan hack, man who wanted Trump to lose, was the man who was supposed take the trash out on the Clinton email scandal and hold Hillary to account? Comey appointed this man?  And someone still has faith in this branch of law enforcement?

 

lester1's picture

I'm mad at Trump for not doing mass firings of these corrupt Obama holdovers in government on day 1!!

 

Fire them now !!!

nmewn's picture

Hell, he fires Comey under recommendation from the DoJ and Flynn for lying to Pence & the FBI and then somehow the Alinsky media complex tries to morph that into his intricately planned grand Trumponian design in covering up his collusion with Hitler-Putin...lol...so, he might as well fire them all and get it over with ;-)

trailer park boys's picture

Maybe not. That would have caused all kinds of anti-Trump hysteria. Better to watch this whole shitshow crumble from ever more self inflicted wounds. The Truth has a way of slowly rising to the surface.

Dank fur Kopf's picture

Highest form of treason is ruining the publics trust in the FBI

The guy should be rotting in jail.

Schmuck Raker's picture

"Highest form of treason is ruining the publics trust in the FBI"

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

fkn statist

williambanzai7's picture

One big bag of dildos I tell ya!

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

you ain't funny and your cartoons suck..

 

GO TRUMPZ!!!! 

 

little fucking clown....get off the internet you disgusting human

Giant Meteor's picture

Get off the internet!?

My God the quality of trolling has declined ..

What rock did you just crawl from under ?

Beowulf55's picture

Please, don't feed the 6 week old troll.......

SWE_Misanthrope's picture

hey giant meteor why are you looking for my attention?

 

you are creeping me out you disgusting human....kill yourself you fat pig...or wait until the AI kills you im fine with whatever

Giant Meteor's picture

Now now, it'll be ok .. take your meds like a good wee lad ... off you go now.

Go on now , scoot! Off to the rubber room with ya ..

There, that's a good little fella ..

Nighty nite.

Do you have your binky ?

wisehiney's picture

And take a peek just below this

If you want to see what happens

When miss anthrope

Shoves them all in at the same time

RozKo's picture

Looks like we'll be bombing North Korea at the next missle launch I take it? They'll have to divert attention somehow?

RussianSniper's picture

This Russia collusion special counsel is a wake up call.

-People need to understand the FBI is a politicized police force; now picking sides in both national and international matters.

-The corporate fake news media is so egregiously biased, and majority of "Journalists" undoubtedly on the CIA payroll.

-There are two systems of justice in the USA; one for the establishment permanent ruling elite, and the other for everyone else.

-Term limits of all elected representatives to very short and very specific length of time in office are necessary.

-The administrations of HW Bush, Clinton, W Bush, and Obama all were corrupted by foreign influence, namely Israel and Saudi Arabia.

-War crimes of Obama, W Bush, Clinton, and HW Bush need to be addressed in an international setting.

-The sovereign nations of Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others have legitimate grievances about the crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the former POTUS's and their war ministers.

Lord Raglan's picture

I think a lot of the reporters or news channels are on the Democrat Party payroll and the Clinton Foundation payroll as well.  No one could be THAT partisan unless you were also getting paid to peddle these criminals and their World Government agenda.  

buzzsaw99's picture

mueller is a pinko leftist commie imo.  oh, and clinton snatch sucker.

he probably dresses up as santa and tries to recruit children for the communist cause.

wisehiney's picture

Well, I WAS enjoying my breakfast.

 

THORAX's picture

STRZOK ME STRZOK ME..STRZOK! 

radio man's picture

Is that a Russian name?

corsair's picture

Polish surname

He looks Jewish, so I guess his ancestry would be Polish Jews.

Hillarys Server's picture

It's not a "dossier".

It's a pee pee essay typed on some sheets of paper.

An essay Hillary paid ten some million dollars for to use against Trump.

That's a "dossier"?!

You need a French word for that?

That's like pooing on the dinner table and calling it a "poo de la resistance".

It's still a pile of Hillary. Ain't no body going to eat that shtt!

It's a pee pee story made up for ten million dollars.

The FBI got a FISA order and bugged Trump's election team based on that?

A ten million dollar pee pee essay that Hillary paid for?

And these peoples' salaries are paid for out of our taxes?

Ex-Oligarch's picture

And yet, reportage on ZH continues to make basic blunders like this:

" ... the dossier which had the cooperation of two senior Kremlin officials ..." 

This assumes that the two anonymous "sources" cited in the Steele report actually exist.  To date no one has identified these "sources." Since the material contents of the Steele report are false and appear to have been simply invented by Steele himself, there is no reason to believe that the "sources" exist.

ZH also describes the dossier contents as "largely unsubstantiated."  So far as I can see, the material allegations of misconduct are entirely unsubstantiated, and several are provably false. 

Mzhen's picture

And now they need to examine the communications of George Papadopoulos to determine if he was ever in contact with either Lisa Page or Peter Strzok.

Wage Slave 927's picture

The president needs to clean house come January, he is not well served by Jeff Sessions, who is much better suited to a job such as a judge on a high court, where he can deliberate to his heart's content. The Justice Department is out of control and Sessions is not up to the task of reining it in.