Today's New York Post cover story ("Fix Be In") focusing on Strzok quotes Rep. Peter King saying that the House had been tipped off to Strzok. He worked on the "investigation" of Hillary Clinton in which Comey seized control of the prosecutorial decisions and rendered his get-out-of-jail free passes in July 2016. "But if he pressures Comey and asks him to drop the Flynn investigation in order to protect the president and his most senior advisers, that is an improper exercise of presidential authority". Yes, it's good that Mueller removed Strzok when he discovered the text messages. What is the FBI hiding?
The endgame for this is to go after President Trump on obstruction of justice.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, raised questions over why the change was made after receiving documents from the FBI last month, but the identity of who was behind the edit has not been reported until now. Mix into this battering of the Justice Department's and FBI's reputations the still-murky charges and counter-charges of abuse of "unmasking" powers during the waning days of the Obama era.
This left FBIHQ with a number of aggressive, ladder-climbing, insulated "blue flamers" who rotated back and forth between headquarters postings and positions within the Washington, D.C. office. A nuclear Iran simply isn't the existential threat to America that it is to Israel.
In addition, Trump should fire those who are failing to properly supervise the Mueller investigation.
President Trump used Twitter to condemn how the agency handled the Clinton email investigation. Time will tell, but it doesn't look good for the supposedly 'non-partisan' Mueller investigative team. The messages were so politically incendiary and so threatened the integrity of Mueller's investigation that Strzok was quietly canned over the summer from the special counsel team, where he was a pivotal participant.
FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his bureau against repeated attacks from President Trump and sought to assure employees and agents that they're appreciated and admired.
Strzok conducted many of the biggest interviews in both of the cases, though the outcomes have been starkly different.
Jeffrey Clair, a Justice Department civil division appellate attorney, thanked Yates and wrote: "I've been in civil/appellate for 30 years and have never seen an administration with such contempt for democratic values and the rule of law". No, Strzok is not solely responsible for the conclusions reached in either investigation.
"The data points we have regarding politicization are damning enough but appear all the more problematic when viewed against the backdrop of investigations whose ferocity seemed to depend on the target: the Clinton case was investigated with an eye towards how to exonerate her and her associates, while the Russia investigation is being conducted using scorched earth tactics that seek to find anything to use against Trump associates", DeSantis told The Hill.
Mueller's investigation has cost taxpayers at least $3.2 million so far, according to Justice Department records released Tuesday. It's called the fainting couch. Flynn talked to Russia after the election, which may have been unseemly given the circumstances, but it was also justifiable.
'Tainted (no, very dishonest?) FBI "agent's role in Clinton probe under review,"' Trump tweeted Sunday morning.