KER Politics – Sat 2 Dec, 2017

Mueller’s Top FBI Agent Probing Clinton Emails, Russian-Collusion “Removed” After Anti-Trump Texts Found

 

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This important news is courtesy of Zero Hedge says Big Al

 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s¬†top FBI investigator into ‘Russian meddling’ and Clinton emails¬†has been¬†removed¬†from the probe¬†reportedly¬†due to the¬†discovery of anti-Trump text messages¬†exchanged with a colleague (whom he happened to be having an extra-marital affair with).

FBI veteran, Peter Strzok, considered “one of the most experienced and trusted FBI counterintel investigators”¬†according to the NYT, and who was tapped by Mueller to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, after helping lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, has left Mueller’s team.

As ABC reported in August, when Strzok’s departure was first noticed, this was the first known hitch in a secretive probe that, by all public accounts, is charging full steam ahead.¬†ABC reported¬†that it was unclear why Strzok stepped away from Mueller’s team of nearly two dozen lawyers, investigators and administrative staffers. Strzok, who had spent much of his law enforcement career working counterintelligence cases and has been unanimously praised by government officials who spoke with¬†ABC News, was moved the FBI’s human resources division. The move prompted many questions about why one of the FBI’s top investigators was being reassigned.

We now know the answer: anonymous sources close to the matter told The Washington Post that Strzok was removed from the investigation after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, three people briefed on the matter told the WaPo.

In a rare, on the record statement to the media, the Special Counsel’s office effectively admitted that the head investigator into both Clinton and Trump was tainted:¬†“Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel‚Äôs Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation.

More from the WaPo:

During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

 

The extramarital affair was problematic, these people said, but of greater concern among senior law enforcement officials weretext messagesthe two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season, in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.

 

The people discussing the matter did not further describe the political messages between Strzok and Page, except to say the two would sometime react to campaign news of the moment.

 

Officials are now reviewing the communications to see if they show evidence of political bias in their work on the cases,a review which could result in a public report, according to people familiar with the matter.

At the time they left Mueller’s group, no one publicly linked the two departures. For months, officials have refused to explain why Strzok was reassigned, but people familiar with the matter said it was ultimately Mueller’s decision.

As WaPo concludes, the president’s most vociferous defenders in Congress have called for a special counsel to investigate how the FBI handled the Clinton probe, and other Clinton-connected matters. Word of the texts could give new fuel to those demands.

For those confused,¬†what this means is that the “professional, impartial, objective” FBI agent tasked with not only uncovering fraud and/or problems with Hillary’s abuse of a personal email server and was then charged with finding dirt on Donald Trump in his “Russian collusion”, was himself a member of the “resistance.”

No wonder Comey’s “recommendation” was to leave Hillary alone, while personally leaking his own, confidential data to the NYT in hopes of starting the Russia proble and ultimately getting Trump impeached.¬† One does wonder, however, just when will all this anti-Trump bias running across the FBI and CIA be noted, and when truly objective investigations finally take place.

Furthermore, we suspect Page and Strzok were not alone in their anti-Trumpedness, but we do note that the implicitly pro-Trump ‘leak’ of these Mueller-probe-embarrassing details is a radical sea-change from the usual torrent of ‘gotcha’ leaks emanating from the NSA/CIA/FBI designed to further the Deep State’s grip on the administration.


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Al Korelin

Comments:
  1. On December 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    Al , love your website. Dont want to see you injured by remaining in the camp of defenders of Trump . The lastest statement by Trumpet are self convicting. Trump is a sophisticated con man , my brother in law was a fanatic Trump supporter until last week. Now he is outraged and says he was conned by Trumps steam of words. You are too smart to keep being used by Trumpet. God bless you and all your great friends on this webpage. Scott

    • On December 2, 2017 at 6:25 pm,
      Big Al says:

      You could very well be correct. I will explain in a Daily Editorial early in the week.

      Thanks Russell!

  2. On December 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm,
    CFS says:

    russell s hamilton, “The latest statement by Trumpet are self-convicting”

    Care to repeat the statement or statement or give a citation to them?

    Not being able to read your thoughts it is hard for me to comment on them.
    I have seen nothing said by Trump as “self-convicting” with regard to criminal activity, even if I find the man a braggart and self-promoting.

  3. On December 3, 2017 at 8:12 am,
    john a chew says:

    Help! TA has NO statistical or scientific merit?! So why mentioned so much!

    https://www.fscomeau.com/why-technical-analysis-is-bullshit/

    • On December 3, 2017 at 10:18 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      some great articles from comeau……….thanks ………..jmo

    • On December 4, 2017 at 7:28 am,
      GH says:

      Hilarious article.

      Totally wrong, but that’s okay. The more people that think this way, the easier it is for those who don’t ūüėČ

  4. On December 3, 2017 at 9:24 am,
    CFS says:

    Everyone has an opinion.

    I’m no expert in TA, but, in my experience, it is necessary to pay attention as to whether a stock is overbought or oversold, because this provides one of the best indication of good entry or exit points for ownership of a stock.

    Perhaps if you watch some of Ira Epstein’s posts on TA, you might actually learn something; even possibly change your opinion as to TA.

    • On December 3, 2017 at 11:17 am,
      Big Al says:

      It would appear that my opinion as stated in an audio editorial yesterday was not so crazy!

    • On December 3, 2017 at 11:26 am,
      Big Al says:

      I will repeat, “it appears that my opinion in an audio editorial on this subject is proving to be not so crazy.

  5. On December 3, 2017 at 11:13 am,
    CFS says:

    Stefan Molyneux covers the tax cut:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poI4fFKLRZk

  6. On December 3, 2017 at 11:16 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On December 3, 2017 at 11:24 am,
      Big Al says:

      Jerry, I thought that was a very interesting writing. How about you?

      • On December 3, 2017 at 11:59 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Times have changed, or we have become aware…….and I agree interesting………

  7. On December 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm,
    jhpace1 says:

    Big Al, everybody is biased in Washington, D.C. Not just the Deep State military-industrial-congressional complex. But their collusion allies in the mainstream press, the ivory-tower philosophers masquerading as professors in universities, and foreign heads of state. Opposition against outsiders to The Club, either by aristocratic or oligarchical membership, is expected. We are just seeing the true nature of those in power, even in America.

    When people try to deny their bias, to say they are better than the average person by the very nature of their office to rise above such base desires, is the real deception.

    • On December 4, 2017 at 10:40 am,
      Big Al says:

      jhpace1,

      All I can say is, for me anyway, it will be very interesting to see how this all ends up. I don’t know how old you are, but, for myself, I may never see the ending. I sincerely hope that the 2020 elections will tell the tale.