New Revelation Resurfaces About Anti-Trump FBI Agent Removed From Mueller’s Probe

Michael Flynn
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

A report broke out last week about an FBI agent who was on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, revealing that the agent was removed from Mueller’s probe following exchange of anti-Trump text messages with a colleague. And this was during the bureau’s interviews with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

According to the Western Journal:

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Peter Strzok, a high-level counterintelligence investigator in the FBI who was demoted to the bureau’s human resources department this past summer, was one of two FBI agents responsible for interviewing Flynn, Hannity writer Sara Carter reported.

A former intelligence official with knowledge of the interview between Strzok, an unnamed FBI agent, and Flynn told Carter that “with the recent revelation that Strzok was removed from the Special Counsel investigation for making anti-Trump text messages it seems likely that the accuracy and veracity of the 302 of Flynn’s interview as a whole should be reviewed and called into question.”

“The most logical thing to happen would be to call the other FBI Special Agent present during Flynn’s interview before the Grand Jury to recount his version,” the source added.

The former official also revealed to Carter that “Strzok’s allegiance to (Deputy Director Andrew) McCabe was unwavering and very well known.”

Flynn, a retired three-star general who recently pleaded guilty last week to one-count of lying before the FBI, stated on Dec. 1 that the past few months have been “extraordinarily painful.”

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“Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for,” Flynn said. “But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right.”

Another source close to the interview told Carter that Flynn was not aware that the January interview was a formal one.

“It wasn’t until after they were already in (Flynn’s) office that he realized he was being formerly interviewed,” the source said.

“He didn’t have an attorney with him,” they continued.

As reported by The Western Journal, Strzok was ousted from his role in Mueller’s Special Counsel after anti-Trump text messages between him and FBI lawyer Lisa Page were discovered.

These text messages displayed a “bias that cannot be ignored particularly if he had anything to do with Flynn’s interview and his role in it,” according to an unnamed former FBI agent.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes on Saturday questioned why it took so long for the Justice Department and FBI to disclose Stzrok’s demotion.

Nunes also prompted U.S. House Republicans to draft a contempt of Congress resolution against FBI director Chris Wray and Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that claims the two stonewalled the production of material relevant to the Trump-Russia investigation — specifically the reasoning as to why Strzok was removed from his position.

“By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Nunes said Saturday, according to Bloomberg News.

Nunes has vowed to pursue the contempt of Congress until the FBI and Justice Department meet his demands.

As of Saturday, the DOJ had reportedly agreed to meet some of those demands, much to the disdain of Nunes.

“The DOJ has now expressed — on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok’s dismissal appeared — a sudden willingness to comply with some of the committee’s long-standing demands,” Nunes stated Saturday. “This attempted 11th-hour accommodation is neither credible nor believable, and in fact is yet another example of the DOJ’s disingenuousness and obstruction.”

A top House investigator asked: “If Mueller knew about the texts, what did he know about the dossier?”

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel, said: “Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel’s Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation.”

Carr declined to comment on the extent to which Mueller has examined the dossier and its relationship, if any, to the counterintelligence investigation that Strzok launched during the height of the campaign season.

(Source: www.westernjournal.com)

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