A deep state agent who was supposedly chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section, and number two in the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, however there is no evidence that Strzok ever worked or served in any FBI field office or that Strzok attended or graduated from the FBI academy in Quantico, VA. Strzok’s history shows that he left the Army and was immediately assigned to the White House so he never had time to attend the FBI academy. It appears Peter Strzok was under the FBI to allow the CIA to operate in the US and that Crossfire Hurricane was a political operation by the CIA disguised as an FBI operation.1
He led the team of investigators in the Clinton classified email probe (interviewing Hillary without putting her under oath) and led the FBI investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election on Mueller’s task force until the news of his hatred for President Trump exploded into the news with his text messages uncovered by the Inspector General of the DOJ. He was involved in the controversial anti-Trump “Steele dossier” used, in part, to obtain multiple secret wiretaps. He was the one who ambush interviewed Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI only to later learn that agents reportedly didn’t think he’d lied. And Strzok was the “top” FBI agent appointed to work on the team of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
Working as a CIA agent posing as the nation’s top FBI counterespionage official, he indicated “a willingness to take official action to impact [Donald Trump’s] electoral prospects.” Specifically, while working on the Hillary Clinton classified email investigation in August 2016, Strzok wrote that he and unnamed others would “stop” Trump from getting elected. He shared his intentions with at least one other FBI official, attorney Lisa Page. His fingerprints were on every FBI investigation that stood to impact Clinton’s presidential candidacy or to hurt Trump before and after the 2016 election.
The earth-shattering finding on Strzok by the inspector general (IG) confirms a citizenry’s worst fears: A high-ranking government intelligence official allegedly conspired to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election.
It’s also directly relevant to the FBI investigations of Trump-Russia collusion, which the IG did not examine in this report. There are multiple allegations of FBI misbehavior in that inquiry, including conspiracies to frame Trump, and improper spying on Trump associates. Investigating those allegations takes on an added sense of urgency with news that the FBI’s top counterespionage official expressed willingness to use his official position against a political enemy.
Yet, for all of that, Strzok was still (as of July 2018) collecting a salary, courtesy of taxpayers, at the FBI Human Resources Department. And here’s the chilling part: If it weren’t for the IG’s investigation, requested by Congress, he’d likely still be helping lead special counsel Mueller’s investigation of Trump today.
On June 21, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Strzok had lost his security clearance. FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich fired Strzok on August 10, 2018. His decision overruled the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, whose head, Candice Will, had decided that Strzok should be demoted and suspended for 60 days.
An attorney for Strzok reportedly says Strzok is willing to answer calls to testify to Congress because he “thinks that his position, character and actions have all been misrepresented and caricatured and he wants an opportunity to remedy that.” Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building after he testified before Congress. His arrogance and contempt for Congress bordered on maniacal.
In an appearance with Martha McCallum, Rep. John Radcliffe, along with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said they and their staffs had reviewed some 50,000 text messages (not including 5 months of missing texts the FBI claims it lost) between disgraced FBI counterterrorism agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had made available. The missing messages from Strzok and Page span a crucial window, between the presidential transition and the launch of Mueller’s Russia probe.
After poring over those messages, Radcliffe made a stunning statement regarding their contents. “What we learned today in the thousands of text messages that we’ve reviewed that perhaps they may not have done that (checked their bias at the door),” he said. “There’s certainly a factual basis to question whether or not they acted on that bias. We know about this insurance policy that was referenced in trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president,” he continued, as reported by The National Sentinel.
“We learned today from information that in the immediate aftermath of his election that there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok to be working against him,” the Texas lawmaker said, in a bombshell.
Strzok and Page’s texts also indicate that the decision to exonerate Clinton was determined well before the investigation was concluded and that Barack Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch was privy to the outcome.
The IG says he cannot be certain that all of Strzok’s text messages were recovered; Strzok has said his texts were not nefarious and his investigations were always fair. Here’s a small sampling of texts and timeline notes (full timeline here):
Aug. 15, 2016: Strzok: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk … It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
Late August 2016: Reportedly working for the FBI, Professor Stefan Halper, a reputed one-time CIA operative, meets with Trump campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis, offering his services as a foreign-policy adviser, according to the Washington Post. Halper would later offer to hire Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
September 2016: Former British spy Christopher Steele, hired by private research firm Fusion GPS to investigate the Trump campaign, becomes an FBI source and uses Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr as a point of contact. Steele tells Ohr that he’s “desperate” that Trump not get elected.
Nov. 3, 2016: Page texts Strzok: “The [New York Times] probability numbers are dropping every day. I’m scared for our organization.”
March 14, 2017: Page texts Strzok: “Finally two pages away from finishing [“All the President’s Men”]. Did you know the president resigns in the end?!”
Strzok:“What?!?! God, that we should be so lucky.”
May 22, 2017: Strzok texts about “unfinished business” that he “unleashed” with the Clinton classified email probe and states: “Now I need to fix it and finish it.” He also refers to the special counsel probe, which hadn’t yet begun in earnest, as an “investigation leading to impeachment” but also states he had a “gut sense and concern there’s no big ‘there’ there.”
The IG’s report found that:
- Strzok showed bias in his decision to prioritize the Trump-Russia investigation over the Clinton probe.
- His texts “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions they made [re: Clinton and Trump-Russia probes] were impacted by bias or improper considerations,” “appeared to mix political opinions with discussions about” the Clinton classified email probe, and included “statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton.
- “Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the [Trump]-Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review.”
- Strzok had a “biased state of mind but, even more seriously … a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects” and demonstrated behavior “antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.”
- He brought “discredit” to himself, “sowed doubt about the FBI’s handling” of the Clinton classified email probe and “impacted the reputation of the FBI.”
- The damage “extends far beyond the scope” of the Clinton probe and “goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral fact-finding and political independence.”
- He showed “extremely poor judgment” and “a gross lack of professionalism.”
- He used personal digital accounts for FBI business.
Wikipedia states “The revelation of the text messages led Republican congressmen and right wing media to speculate that Strzok participated in a conspiracy to undermine the Trump presidency.” Right wing mdeia? Speculate? Hmmm… okay, wikipedia!
If you’re still not sure what to think, read the IG report for yourself: https://www.justice.
Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) is an Emmy-award winning investigative journalist, author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Smear” and “Stonewalled,” and host of Sinclair’s Sunday TV program, “Full Measure.”
Peter Strzok senior had a Deep State career specializing in Iraq sanctions and nuclear technology. Strzok’s brother Mark specializes in moving nuclear reactors. Mark Strzok married Mariana, formerly Cartwright, which means their son Devin has a grandfather pardoned by Obama, General James Cartwright, for abusing the STUXNET virus used to shut down Iranian Nuclear Power as well as other intelligence hits. Devin Strzok was at an emergency White House meeting in May 2015. (source)
Not only did Peter Strzok conduct the soft-ball “donuts” interview with Clinton, he was also the last person to ever see the HRC emails from the server back-up. This man, surrounded by a family playing at the level of nuclear weapons and geo-spatial control systems, not only protected Clinton during the FBI interview, but ALSO controlled ALL the evidence of her email crimes! (source)
It is also likely that Strzok worked for the CIA and did John Brennan’s bidding.
On 30 September 2022, the FBI released the termination letter of Peter Strzok, the disgraced former FBI agent who spearheaded the Russia Collusion investigation as well as the Clinton e-mail investigation. The Gateway Pundit reported on the ironic statement Strzok made regarding the Durham investigation, where he called it “not honorable.”
The irony comes full circle now that the termination letter has been released and the opinion of the FBI’s Deputy Director David Bowdich is public. In the two page letter, Bowdich does give Strzok credit in a roundabout way for his 21 years of service. But it’s all down hill from there:
“I considered the Douglas Factors drafted by the AD of the Counterintelligence Division, your role as one of the most senior counterintelligence agents in the FBI, and finally I considered the long term damage to the reputation of the FBI. While there is no doubt your 21 years of service to the organization cannot and should not be erased, it is difficult to fathom the repeated, sustained errors of judgement you made while serving as the lead agent in two of the most high profile investigations in the country.“
“…your sustained pattern of bad judgement in the use of an FBI device has called into question for many the decisions made during both the Clinton e-mail investigation and the initial state of the Russian Collusion investigation. In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.“
“As I considered all the known facts associated with the adjudication of your case it was difficult to imagine another incident like yours which brought so much discredit to the organizations. In my 23 years in the FBI, I have not seen a more impactful series of missteps which called into question the entire organization and more thoroughly damaged the reputation of the organization.” (This was 2018…wait until they do the Mar-a-Lago raid!)
“In your adjudication, I removed all the politics, pundits, commentary, and the media from reporting the decision point which I must address. When I strip away all the “noise”, I am left with the facts and extremely damaging impact to the organization, which will take years to overcome.”
Deputy Director Bowdich called out Strzok for discrediting the FBI and damaging their reputation irreversibly, and while he may have been “patient zero” for the Trump Derangement Syndrome infecting the FBI, the agency itself continues to swallow its own tail.
Chronological History of Events Involving Peter Strzok
John Durham releases final report, concludes FBI had no verified intel when it opened probe on Trump
FBI Official Goes Under Criminal Investigation for Altering Surveillance Document of Carter Page – Allowing Agency to Spy on Trump Campaign
Court Docs: FBI Entrapped Flynn With Manipulated Evidence As Clapper Allegedly Issued ‘Kill Shot’ Order
Report: 100 Actions the Deep State FBI and DOJ took that were Corrupt, Criminal, or Outside Policy in Order to Exonerate Hillary and Setup Trump
Louie Gohmert (TX) Interviewed Corrupt Cop Peter Strzok before Congress, Calls Out His Lying About China Hacking Hillary’s Emails