Update: Coup Plotter Peter Strzok Sues FBI for Firing Him
Fired FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok filed a lawsuit against the federal government last July. Strzok’s suit alleges that he wasn’t fired from the FBI for any good reason. Instead, he was retaliated against by bitter Trump administration officials who were frustrated that Strzok was so good at his job of uncovering the Russian collusion hoax. It turns out that the Justice Department and FBI are not interested in just settling the suit and handing Peter Strzok a pile of taxpayer money.
Instead, the DOJ and FBI are fighting back against Strzok’s lawsuit. This past week, the DOJ submitted Peter Strzok’s performance reviews to the court handling the case. And those documents actually reveal some new truths about the Russian collusion hoax.
Peter Strzok, for those who don’t remember, was the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence unit under fired FBI Director James Comey. Despite the FBI having hundreds of agents who could have investigated the (fake) claims of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, Peter Strzok was tasked with handling that case – while he was already running the (fake) investigation into Hillary Clinton’s very real email crimes.
Peter Strzok came across as a mincing, petty, and vindictive weirdo when he testified before House investigators in 2018. Americans were expecting a macho James Bond-type figure to be the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence unit. But when Strzok went on camera, he looked like a grown man who had been psychologically scarred by too many wedgies and swirlies from the popular kids back in his junior high locker room.
Democrats called him a patriot and one of them even suggested that Strzok should be given a medal, for simply carrying out one of his job duties which was to report to Congress for oversight.
Strzok’s FBI personnel files, which are now a part of the public record thanks to Strzok’s own lawsuit, reveal that Strzok was internally found guilty of dereliction of duty, official misconduct, and committing security violations. Not exactly James Bond!
The dereliction of duty accusation stems from the 2016 revelation that convicted sex criminal Anthony Weiner had a treasure trove of Hillary Clinton’s classified emails on his laptop. That discovery happened just weeks before the 2016 election. But the probe of those emails to determine whether Hillary Clinton had committed any crimes… went nowhere fast.
The FBI says that Peter Strzok dragged his feet on the probe – deliberately – in order to aid the Clinton campaign. As one FBI agent under Strzok testified against him:
“The crickets I was hearing was making me uncomfortable because something was going to come crashing down. …I still to this day don’t understand what the hell went wrong.”
The agent believed that someone was trying to “bury” the new information on Hillary Clinton, right before the election. Strzok offered the FBI a boatload of excuses as to why he never actually opened an investigation into the brand-new trove of Clinton emails.
He even claimed to his superiors that he was just so busy running down all of that Russian collusion that Hillary’s emails just sort of slipped through the cracks.
His bosses didn’t buy it and James Comey was no longer there to save his underling. The disciplinary file against Strzok for that incident concluded that there was “no reasonable excuse” for delaying the probe into Hillary’s emails. And keep in mind, this was months after James Comey had taken the bizarre step of exonerating Hillary Clinton in his infamous “no reasonable prosecutor” press conference.
Strzok also received a black mark on his record for using his personal email address and his personal phone for discussing both the Trump-Russia case and the Clinton email case. Both investigations, according to the FBI, were put at risk of being compromised by Strzok’s careless approach to his work.
The most damning letter in Strzok’s personnel file, however, is the last one the FBI submitted to the court. The FBI accuses Strzok of doing lasting damage to the reputation of the FBI, for his string of anti-Trump text messages that he exchanged with the lawyer lady that Strzok was having an affair with. That letter speaks for itself:
“Your excessive, repeated and politically charged text messages, while you were assigned as the lead case agent on the FBI’s two biggest and most politically sensitive investigations in decades, demonstrated a gross lack of professionalism and exceptionally poor judgment.”
Good luck on your lawsuit, Peter Strzok! You’re going to need it. And Americans won’t feel any sorrow for you if you end up in handcuffs very shortly for your actions.