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

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.

Comments

Jim in MN Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:50 Permalink

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. 

Pandelis Occident Mortal Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:58 Permalink

"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 digBitcoin towards Macaffee targets  ... here we come. It seems this will be a december to remember ... i have a feeling a lot will change soon 

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jeff montanye Pandelis Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:19 Permalink

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.

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sushi jeff montanye Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:47 Permalink

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. 

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HRClinton MagicHandPuppet Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:43 Permalink

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?

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junction Jim in MN Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:45 Permalink

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). 

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otschelnik junction Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:05 Permalink

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." 

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Infinite QE Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:51 Permalink

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.  

trailer park boys chunga Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:15 Permalink

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?

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SWE_Misanthrope Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:53 Permalink

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

SWE_Misanthrope starman Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:11 Permalink

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.

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Theta_Burn Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:58 Permalink

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?