Did Peter Strzok Present the Steele Dossier to the FISA Court?
Melissa Mackenzie
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A couple of questions regarding FBI super agent Peter Strzok:

  1. Did Peter Strzok receive the Steele Dossier from Hillary Clinton on July 4th when he interviewed her?
  2. If Hillary didn’t give Strzok the dossier, who did?
  3. Did Peter Strzok put together the FISA Court material, which included the Steele Dossier?
  4. Did Peter Strzok go to the FISA Court and ask for the surveillance of the Trump team based on the Steele Dossier?
  5. Did James Comey assign Peter Strzok to the Clinton email case?
  6. Did James Comey assign Peter Strzok to the Trump surveillance case?
  7. Did James Comey know that Peter Strzok was compromised when he sent him to interview Michael Flynn (where surveillance was used to interview him based on the Steele Dossier that was presented to the FISA Court that Strzok put together?)

(Strzok is married to an Obama appointee to the SEC, by the way.)

NRO’s Andrew McCarthy defends Strzok here:

He rightly notes that all the facts need to come out and says that all the people who he’s talked to say that Strzok is a good agent.

Via Powerline Blog, this video and commentary about Jim Jordan who questioned the FBI director:

Amidst all this, there’s more damning evidence that the Mueller investigation is hopelessly corrupted. From Pajamas Media:

Yet another key member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe appears to have deep ties to the Democratic Party.

Aaron Zebley served previously as Mueller’s chief of staff at the FBI and as a senior counselor in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the National Security and Terrorism Unit in Alexandria, Virginia.

He is often referred to in the media as Mueller’s “right-hand man.”

Also, in 2015 when he was a lawyer, he represented Justin Cooper, the IT staffer who personally set up Hillary Clinton’s unsecure server in her Chappaqua home, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson revealed on his show Thursday.

Cooper, it so happens, is also the aide who destroyed Clinton’s old BlackBerries with a hammer.

Documents obtained by Fox News show that Senate investigators grew frustrated with Zebley after being repeatedly stonewalled when they were trying to set up a meeting with Cooper.

There’s also this:

Jeannie Rhee, who was hired by Mueller last summer to work on the probe, was the personal attorney of Ben Rhodes and also represented the Clinton Foundation, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham reported on Wednesday.

Now, add this wrinkle. According to Byron York, the Justice Department knew all about the Steele Dossier from the beginning:

The department’s Bruce Ohr, a career official, served as associate deputy attorney general at the time of the campaign. That placed him just below the deputy attorney general, Sally Yates, who ran the day-to-day operations of the department. In 2016, Ohr’s office was just steps away from Yates, who was later fired for defying President Trump’s initial travel ban executive order and still later became a prominent anti-Trump voice upon leaving the Justice Department.

Unbeknownst to investigators until recently, Ohr knew Steele and had repeated contacts with Steele when Steele was working on the dossier. Ohr also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, the opposition research company that was paid by the Clinton campaign to compile the dossier.

Word that Ohr met with Steele and Simpson, first reported by Fox News’ James Rosen and Jake Gibson, was news to some current officials in the Justice Department. Shortly after learning it, they demoted Ohr, taking away his associate deputy attorney general title and moving him full time to another position running the department’s organized crime drug enforcement task forces.

The news also stunned some of those who had been investigating the matter. Yes, they knew that knowledge of the dossier extended to some officials in the FBI. That was bad enough; how could the FBI endorse and consider underwriting one campaign’s dirt-digging operation in the middle of a hotly contested election? But now investigators know that nearly the highest levels of the Obama Justice Department were also aware of the dossier.

So, again:

DNC/Clinton Campaign hires Fusion GPS –> Fusion hires Steele –> Steele works with Russians –> DOJ’s Ohr met with both Steele, and Fusion GPS’ Simpson –> Strzok/FBI interviews Clinton –> FBI Strzok assigned to Russian investigation –> ____Goes to FISA court?__________ –> FISA court approves of Trump Team surveillance –> Surveillance used to wiretap Mike Flynn and other American citizens –> Strzok interviews Flynn –> Strzok dropped from investigation –> Flynn pleads guilty of lying to FBI

See the exact dates and timeline here.

 

From Mueller on down, the Special Counsel is a mish mash of compromised investigators. Investigators are known for celebrating with Hillary to cheering each other on for defying the President’s orders. This team is politicized just like the FBI and DOJ.

What a mess.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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