Don’t get mad….
Peter Strzok, was an FBI agent involved in the probe of Donald Trump and the Russian during the 2016 Presidential campaign ….
That was complicated….
But so was other things….
Strozk was having a affair with a Justice Department lawyer….
He probably could have kept his job on that one…
Strzok, and FBI agent, also did something he should have known better NOT to do….
He sent emails dissing Trump on the agency on-line mail…..
He got fired and his push for a deeper look at the Trump-Russian connections went cold at that time….
Strzok is coming out with his story about the Crossfire Hurricane investigation…
His book will be joining the collection of Trump Presidency insider books whose numbers will dramatically rise for sure after Election Day….
Donald Trump may have been able to keep things secret up to this point…
But the leaks of the goings on are gonna come into public view in the end…
And they are not gonna be pretty…..
“We certainly had evidence that this was the case: that Trump, while gleefully wreaking havoc on America’s political institutions and norms, was pulling his punches when it came to our historic adversary, Russia,” Strzok writes. “Given what we knew or had cause to suspect about Trump’s compromising behavior in the weeks, months, and years leading up to the election, moreover, it also seemed conceivable, if unlikely, that Moscow had indeed pulled off the most stunning intelligence achievement in human history: secretly controlling the president of the United States — a Manchurian candidate elected.”…
“I hadn’t wanted to investigate the president of the United States,” Strzok recalls in the book, titled “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump.” But that conviction, he writes, had been “eroded” by Trump’s behavior toward the Russians and, once in office, his ongoing attacks on the FBI’s investigation. Four months into Trump’s presidency, according to Strzok, the discussion at the bureau had shifted from whether a case on Trump should be opened at all to whether there were any compelling arguments against it.
In Strzok’s telling, by May 16, 2017, there weren’t. So Strzok’s team, with permission from then-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, opened a counterintelligence case on the president that proved far more complicated than many at the FBI had anticipated.
“When you step back and look at it, its fucking huge,” Strzok said in an interview this week.
At the time the FBI opened the case, Trump’s financial disclosure forms detailed his ownership of more than 500 limited liability companies (LLCs), Strzok pointed out. Investigators would need to root through those records to identify areas where Russia might have financial leverage over him, not only now but 30 and 40 years ago. “That’s a massive, massive undertaking,” Strzok said.
And despite his belief that tracing money was the most critical investigative trail the probe could follow — “even more than proving contacts with Russia,” he writes — Strzok is fairly confident that that thread was never tugged at, let alone unraveled, after he was removed from the investigation in August 2017….