(Right Country) – Disgraced and totally fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok recently weighed in on whether or not he thinks what the FBI did during its investigation into possible Russian collusion was wrong or “improper.” You can probably already guess what his answer was.
Apparently, Strzok doesn’t think it was all that big of a deal to obtain the authority to surveil a former member of the president’s campaign. Would we expect anything else from a diehard progressive tool of the Democratic Party?
Via Washington Examiner:
That includes the FBI’s efforts to obtain the authority to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page — despite a scathing Justice Department watchdog report and one guilty plea in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal inquiry.
Strzok, who is embarking on a media blitz for his new book, was asked during a Sunday Morning interview with CBS national security correspondent David Martin on whether the problems unearthed by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s audit of the FBI’s investigation (including 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process targeting Page) represented “sloppy work” or whether it was “FBI agents trying too hard to get something on” members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“I don’t think at all that it’s anything improper. You get people who are overworked, who make mistakes — and don’t get me wrong — inexcusable mistakes,” Strzok said.
Attorney General William Barr, who selected Durham to look into the origins and conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation, has said that “the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness — there was something far more troubling here.”
Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team early in his investigation and later fired from the bureau after his texts with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair, were discovered. In one Aug. 6, 2016, exchange, Page said, “Trump should go f himself.” Strzok responded, “F Trump.” Two days later, Page texted, “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”, and Strzok replied, “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
“We concluded that Strzok’s text messages with Page indicated or created the appearance of bias against Trump,” Horowitz wrote, adding, “We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page.”
Strzok oversaw the Page investigation from its start until January 2017. Horowitz asked Strzok, who made the decision to use British ex-spy Christopher Steele as a source in Crossfire Hurricane (which was the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia), and Strzok said that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “was briefed on Steele’s reporting and ‘okayed’ the Crossfire Hurricane team’s approach to use Steele in the investigation.”
Seems pretty clear the left has been on the warpath against President Trump from before he even became president. From the moment he announced his candidacy and spoken openly and evenly from his heart about helping the American people, promising to undo the work of his predecessor, the left has been gunning for him.
They’ve tried to impeach him. They launched a constant media campaign against him that’s non-stop, 24/7, and yet they have not been able to destroy him or his administration. What they have done, instead, is reveal what they are really about, and it isn’t helping the American people.
It’s helping themselves.
This will come back to haunt them in November.