Fired FBI special agent Peter Strzok’s latest claims about the events leading to the bureau’s opening of the Trump-Russia investigation are contradicted by the timelines presented in reports by special counsel Robert Mueller and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
It's very odd that national outlets have permitted Strzok to continue the fantasy of how the fraudulent FARA case known as "Crossfire hurricane" launched in July when BOTH Durham and Barr have publicly refuted it months ago. Getting it right will be the biggest story this century— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 7, 2020
In a new interview ahead of the release of his book, Strzok claimed that Australian diplomat Alexander Downer was spurred to inform the U.S. government about a May 2016 conversation he had in a London wine bar with George Papadopoulos, in which the Trump campaign associate mentioned that Russia might have dirt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after hearing Donald Trump’s controversial July 2016 comment: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” But Mueller and Horowitz concluded that Australia informed the United States of this conversation on July 26, 2016, which is one day before Trump’s press conference comments about Russia.I have no doubt, however, that Trump's comments pissed off Strzok and his colleagues, and spurred them to greater efforts to take down Trump. Also remember, Strzok was an interface between the FBI and the CIA:
At AmThink, Monica Showalter dumps on Strzok's comments that all the errors in the FISA warrants occurred because the agents were being overworked: A pitifully 'overworked' FBI lovebirdDEVELOPING: Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Task force set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 07/31/16— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 8, 2020
This is downright comical.
If the agents were overworked, most likely a warrant that should have been done would not have been done. Some bad guy would have escaped. That's the nature of overwork.
In his case, they were busy beavers, issuing warrants that shouldn't have been issued. That takes extra work, an industrious amount of work; it's got to be exhausting spying on extra people you're not allowed to spy on in addition to the ones you are.
The whole claim falls apart right there.
But in Strzok's case, the idiocy builds when one recognizes what he did spend his time on: texting with his illicit girlfriend at the time, Lisa Page, and leaving a vast trail of evidence from it. According to this AP report, it was 19,000 text messages. He spent so much time texting that it's a miracle if he could do anything else.
And it wasn't just lovebird stuff; it was politics stuff, conniving with Page about an "insurance policy" to ensure that Trump would never be president, along with plenty of time for asides, such as that comment he made on Walmart shoppers, whom Strzok said he could just smell their fealty to Trump from.
The real question was whether he did anything but text in his über-sensitive counterintelligence job. Based on those texts alone, he had to have been overworked — on his love affair.
As for the excuse-making for the faulty FISA warrants, give us a break.
The Venn diagram of journos who bought and peddled the Iraq WMD hoax, the Rolling Stone UVA rape hoax, the Russian collusion hoax, the Covington hoax, the Kavanaugh hoax, the Ukraine hoax, and the latest Atlantic hoax is a single circle. Take note of who’s inside it.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 4, 2020
Hannity, BIDEN BOMBSHELL: New Documentary Explores ‘The Bidens’ Chinese Secrets’. Breitbart, Gordon Chang: China Seems ‘to Be Favoring Joe Biden’ in Presidential Election. They paid for the tool. They damn well intend to use it.Video proof of @JoeBiden walking away from the concerns of our Veterans.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 6, 2020
This isn’t an anonymous hit - this is video proof. https://t.co/dScJf3FkiD