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8 High Ranking Justice Dept. and FBI Officials Have Been Removed, Reassigned Or Rumored To Be Leaving, including FBI agents who worked on 2 of the most high-profile investigations in past 2 years: the probe into Clinton & Trump-Russia collusion.
INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATORS AT DOJ AND FBI
by sattkisson on December 25, 2017 in News 20 Comments
Why do heads seem to be rolling—or at least tilting—at the Department of Justice and FBI?
Eight high ranking Department of Justice and FBI officials have been removed, reassigned or are rumored to be leaving. They include the top FBI agents who worked on two of the agency’s most high-profile investigations in the past two years: the probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information as secretary of state, and the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
There’s been a great deal of news coverage about allegations of collusion between President Trump and Russia; much of the reporting apparently accurate and some of it not.
Less attention has been given to concurrent investigations that seem to be claiming scalps even if indirectly.
The investigations into the investigators include Congressional inquiries and a multi-faceted probe launched by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz surrounding the FBI decision not to prosecute Clinton. Specifically, Horowitz—who was appointed by President Obama—said he’s reviewing:
Allegations that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik should have recused themselves.
Allegations of improper political contacts by Kadzik.
Allegations that Justice Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information and were influenced by improper considerations in releasing certain documents just before the 2016 election.
Below are some of the players. Their inclusion in this article does not imply any wrongdoing. None of those mentioned are formally accused of any improper activities. Their past or pending job status may not be related to the controversies discussed. To the extent that any have commented, they firmly deny any misconduct and are staunchly defended by supporters and colleagues.
Fired: Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General
Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General
Alleged philosophical mutiny for failing to defend presidential order on immigration; alleged politically-motivated “unmaskings.”
Under questioning from Congress, Yates admitted that as Deputy Attorney General under Loretta Lynch, she engaged in the sensitive practice of unmasking and reviewing classified documents from “Trump, his associates or any member of Congress.” Later, as Acting Attorney General, Yates ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Trump’s ban on certain Muslim visitors from entering the U.S.
Latest: President Trump fired Yates in January 2017. She was both praised and criticized for her stance on the travel ban. Since her firing, Yates has attacked President Trump in public referring to him as as “shamelessly unpatriotic,” saying he has “indifference to truth,” and claiming his “respect for the rule of law” is “in tatters.”
Departed: Peter Kadzik, Department of Justice liaison to Congress, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs.
Peter Kadzik, former Justice Dept. Asst. Attorney General
Alleged conflicts of interest with the Hillary Clinton campaign and alleged disclosure of nonpublic information for political reasons.
During the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton, Kadzik appeared to tip off Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta about two issues: an upcoming hearing where a Justice Department official would be asked about the Clinton emails, and the timing of the release of some Clinton emails. Kadzik previously worked for Podesta as an attorney. He denied any wrongdoing.
Latest: Kadzik left the Justice Department in January 2017 and works in private practice.
“Retiring”: Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director
Failure to exclude himself from leading the Hillary Clinton email probe despite alleged conflicts of interest.
Appointed by James Comey, McCabe led the FBI investigation that determined Hillary Clinton should not be prosecuted for her mishandling of classified emails. McCabe’s wife had reportedly received $700,000 for her unsuccessful Virginia senate campaign from close Clinton ally Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. (McAuliffe was also said to be under FBI investigation regarding campaign contributions from a Chinese businessman. He has not been charged and has denied any wrongdoing.)
Latest: News reports say McCabe will retire in early March when he’s eligible for his full pension.
Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director
“Reassigned”: James Baker, FBI General Counsel
James Baker, FBI General Counsel
Reportedly under IG investigation for allegedly improperly leaking information.
Baker also served as counsel for McCabe during Congressional questioning. Separately, Baker was allegedly in contact with a reporter who published the first story about an anti-Trump “dossier” alleging ties between Trump and Russia. (The reporter denies Baker was a source.) The dossier was presented shortly before the election as if it were an intelligence investigative file. But it turned out to be political opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Congress is investigating whether the FBI improperly used the dossier to convince a secret court to authorize wiretaps to surveil Trump associates. The FBI reportedly secretly offered to pay the author of the dossier to keep pursuing leads after the election, but the deal wasn’t ultimately consummated.
Latest: Baker has reportedly been reassigned. His supporters have told reporters the reassignment is unrelated to the investigations and that he did nothing wrong.
“Transferred”: Peter Strzok, the top FBI agent on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team
Peter Strzok, FBI official
Alleged anti-Trump political bias.
Strzok is identified as the FBI official who softened language and watered down key findings in the Clinton email probe. He was the top FBI agent on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion and number two in FBI Counterintelligence office during Hillary Clinton email investigation. Strzok oversaw FBI interviews with Trump National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (who plead guilty to lying to the FBI).
While Strzok worked on the Trump-Russia investigation, the Inspector General unearthed anti-Trump text messages Strzok had exchanged with FBI attorney Lisa Page, a fellow member of Mueller’s team with whom Strzok was reportedly having an illicit affair.
Latest: Strzok was ousted from Mueller’s team and transferred to human resources in August after the controversial anti-Trump text messages were discovered.
Shifted: Lisa Page, FBI lawyer and McCabe senior adviser
Alleged anti-Trump political bias.
Page was on the FBI Mueller team investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion. She had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with Strzok, the top FBI agent on Mueller’s team, with whom she was reportedly having an illicit affair.
Latest: Page left the Mueller team last summer. Reports say the move was unrelated to the controversy.
Excerpts from text exchanges between FBI couple Strzok and Page who served on the Mueller team investigating Trump:
Page: “I cannot believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president” and “God(,) Trump is a loathsome human.”
Page: “I just saw my first Bernie Sander [sic] bumper sticker. Made me want to key the car.”
Strzok: “He’s an idiot like Trump. Figure they cancel each other out.”
Strzok called Trump “awful” and “an idiot” and said Clinton should win “100,000,000-0.’’
Strzok on Election Day when he learned Trump could win: “f*****g terrifying.”
Strzok: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s [believed to refer to McCabe] office that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.’’
Page texted that she hoped Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan “fails and crashes in a blaze of glory.” Strzok replied that Republicans need “to pull their head out of that *ss. Shows no sign of occurring any time soon.”
Fired: James Comey, FBI Director under President Obama
Comey originally served under George W. Bush and briefly under President Trump. Once he was fired by Trump in May 2017, Comey secretly leaked a memo to the press to engineer the appointment of a special counsel to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
James Comey, former FBI Director
“Demoted”: Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice
Bruce Ohr, Justice Dept. official; Photo courtesy C-SPAN
Alleged improper political conflicts.
Bruce Ohr arranged to meet with the co-founder Fusion GPS, the political opposition research firm that compiled the anti-Trump “dossier,” according to court filings. Fusion GPS also hired Ohr’s wife, Nellie.
Latest: Ohr still works at the Justice Department, but was reportedly recently removed as associate deputy attorney general.
Investigator: Robert Mueller
Special Counsel investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion in 2016 US election. Former FBI Director 2001-2013 under Bush and Obama. Mueller served as FBI Director under Comey when Comey was a top Bush Justice Department official.
Robert Mueller, former FBI Director, Special Counsel investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion
Investigator: Michael Horowitz
Obama-appointed Department of Justice Inspector General investigating a wide range of alleged misconduct within FBI and Department of Justice.
Michael Horowitz, Department of Justice Inspector General
BREAKING: Senator Lindsey Graham Just Confirmed The Steele Dossier Was Used For 2016 FISA Warrant…
Everyone suspected the sketchy Steele Dossier was what corrupt FBI and DOJ officials used to get the October 2016 FISA warrant against Trump. FBI and DOJ officials refuse to answer that question publicly.
Despite a hundred different ways congressional investigators have asked the question, and despite numerous on-camera questions to FBI and DOJ officials about the 2016 FISA process, no-one had definitively confirmed the Christopher Steele ‘Russian Dossier’ was the underlying evidence for the 2016 FISA application to gain wiretaps and electronic surveillance upon presidential candidate Donald Trump. UNTIL NOW.
Senator Lindsey Graham just confirmed the sketchy Steele Dossier was used to get the wiretap and surveillance warrant from the FISA court. Brian Kilmead understood what he was hearing was serious, but didn’t quite catch the specific gravity of it. Watch at 04:10: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/30/breaking-senator-li...
Crisis For Mueller: Lindsey Graham Demands New Special Counsel To investigate Trump Dossier & FBI; #FusionGPS and #UraniumOne tied to FBI? #DrainTheSwamp
FBI agents' text messages spur congressional probe into possible news leaks
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.
“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”
Strzok played a key role in the early Russia election meddling probe before he was removed last summer by special counsel Robert Mueller for exchanging text messages critical of President Trump, then still a candidate, with Page.
The Justice Department has told Congress that Strzok had engaged in an affair with Page, who served as a lawyer advising FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The disclosure was made Friday in a letter sent by the Justice Department to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC).
“The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page,” Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department, wrote to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of HSGAC.
Everyone with an FBI mobile device? Or just theirs?
This is such bull! The Deep State jerks at the FBI are trying to pull a fast one. Wray and Trump have GOT to fire these criminals.
Check this out, Jodi!
FBI Agent Leaks Explosive #ReleaseTheMemo Document
A former FBI agent has released one of the top secret documents in the explosive four-page FISA Abuse Memo released by the House Intelligence Committee to members of Congress.
The four-page memo, which has the power to send high-level Obama era officials to prison, has resulted in the trending #ReleaseTheMemo social media hashtag, as conservatives and libertarians demand justice for the illegal spying campaign operated by the Obama regime.
Hal Turner, a former FBI agent who worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) between 2003-2008, explains that contacts in the international Intelligence Community (IC) provided him with the leak.
“In that role, I worked with many people in the Intelligence Community (IC) including folks in the military and law enforcement, in many countries around the world. The relationships I forged with these folks endure to this day.
“Thanks to my contacts in the IC, I have now obtained the TOP SECRET MEMO from inside British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) proving the facts laid out about above concerning spying on President Trump.”
The top secret memo from the United Kingdom’s GCHQ – marked TopSecret Strap 3 – is published below:
What does this mean?
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is an intelligence and security organization responsible for providing signals intelligence and information to the government and military of the United Kingdom.
Hal Turner reports: On August 28, 2016, then-President Obama requested that British Intelligence begin spying on then-candidate for US President, Donald J. Trump, the Trump Organization (his business entities) and on his Presidential Campaign “Donald J. Trump for President.”
The spying included foreign and US domestic Signals Intercepts (SIGINT). This generally includes phone taps and planting of bugs/listening devices. They did all this without a U.S. Search Warrant or Court Order.
By doing this without a US Search Warrant or Court Order – at the direct request of the President, both the British Government and President Barack Obama committed federal felonies punishable with prison, for violating wiretap laws and Constitutional protections afforded to then Mr. Trump and his people. These actions by the British and by Obama were CRIMES.
About two weeks later, on September 15, 2016, the British Government being run by Prime Minister Theresa May approved what they called “Operation FULSOME” and began spying on Donald Trump, his businesses and his Presidential campaign.
The illegal spying continued for about ninety days.
On November 17, 2017, nine days after Donald Trump won the Presidential Election, then Director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, requested a renewal of permission to continue the spying! Hannigan knew that Trump had won, and still sought permission to keep spying on him.
Robert Hannigan requested permission to keep spying on Trump after he was elected president.
Johnson – and presumably his boss, Theresa May – approved the continued spying.
But this time, the continued spying wasn’t sought by former President Obama directly. This time, it was sought by “US National Security Advisor (Susan) Rice”, who told the British to continue the surveillance during the “Transition Period” before Trump was sworn-in. The reason given to the British by Susan Rice: “. . .internal US Intelligence is potentially compromised by the incoming Trump Administration.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson approved the continued spying on Trump, even after he became president.
The reason President Trump isn’t going to London has nothing to do with its politically filthy Mayor Sidiq Kahn, or some nonsense between him and Theresa May about her paying attention to Radical Muslim crime rather than Trump.
The reason President Trump will not go to London is because they spied on him, inside the United States. They invaded his personal privacy. They invaded his business privacy. They invaded his Presidential Campaign Communications. And they spilled anything they could get their filthy little hands on, to former President Barack Obama.
This is also why President Trump is snubbing Theresa May at DAVOS this week. Aides are trying to manufacture a meeting between the two leaders but Trump doesn’t want to be bothered with May because she’s a crooked political operative.
Here’s a photo from the last time the two were together; the NATO Summit over the summer of 2017 that’s worth a thousand words as to the state of relations between Trump and Ms. May:
When none of their spying worked to affect the election, one of their men, Christopher Steele, concocted and released the phony “Russian Dossier” in an attempt to prevent Trump from being sworn-in or to wreck his presidency before it could even get started.
Christopher Steele, author of the notorious Russian dossier that was used by the Obama regime to illegally justify spying on Trump.
These are hostile acts committed by the British Government against America, the American election and the then-newly-elected President of the United States.
One last item: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s entire investigation is “fruit from a poisoned tree.”
No evidence he has developed can be admitted into any US court because the entire basis for his investigation stems from unlawful acts by then-President Barack Obama, and later his National Security Advisor Susan Rice – both of whom belong in prison – and warrantless searches conducted by a foreign power in violation of the US Constitutional requirement that warrants be issued based on probable cause before searches can be done.
Mueller’s investigation is over.
Good Lord!! No wonder they said:
“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News.
“It's troubling. It is shocking,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said. “Part of me wishes that I didn't read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
“You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That's how alarming it is,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said.
I know, Jodi! It's maddening. Infuriating! I am so sick of this all. Look at this.
Trump Attorney Reveals Stunning Timeline of What Strzok and Page Discussed in ‘Missing’ FBI Text Messages (VIDEO)
January 22, 2018
An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow revealed the stunning timeline of what was discussed between Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Bureau lawyer Lisa Page in the ‘missing’ text messages.
On Monday, Jay Sekulow broke down the timeline of ‘missing’ text messages which begins on December 14, 2016 and goes through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.
According to the Associated Press, additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress.
The FBI ‘failed to preserve‘ five months of text messages between Trump hating FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, blaming a ‘technical glitch’.
Sekulow is furious over this stunning development and gave a play-by-play of the chain of events that took place during that time period on his radio show Jay Live.
“Guess what is missing?! That is the key here…guess what’s missing?” Sekulow began.
“From December 14th 2016 to May 17th of 2017–here’s what was going on. You had the Flynn conversation with the senior transition officials as been reported in the press so their conversations about that–missing.”
“Buzzfeed publishes the Steele dossier January 11th 2017–text messages between the two are missing,” Sekulow said.
“Peter Strzok interviews Michael Flynn on January 24th 2017, the text messages between them are missing.”
“Comey is fired by the president of the United States May 9th 2017, their text messages are missing,” Sekulow continued.
“Robert Mueller Special Counsel appointed May 17 2017-text messages missing based on a glitch.”
Jay Sekulow said what the FBI has done can be considered ‘willful destruction of evidence’.
Oh my God....and people say Trump is a dictator! No one in our government’s history has been set upon like this President. I really think this is just the tip of the corruption iceberg! It’s one thing to know in our hearts that the Obama administration was rife with corruption.....it’s quite another to see hard evidence!
THIS IS UNREAL!
The attorney representing the shady opposition firm Fusion GPS shocked lawmakers earlier this year, telling congressional investigators that somebody’s already “been killed” in the aftermath of the publication of the now debunked ‘Trump Dossier,’ raising new questions over how the document was financed and created.
Lawyers defending Fusion GPS used the strange assertion to help protect their sources behind the shady dossier, saying the firm wants to be “very careful” to prevent future casualties.
“He wants to be very careful to protect his sources,” Josh Levy, an attorney for Fusion GPS told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August. “Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.”
According to Fox News, Levy’s statement is contained in a flood of transcripts released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who published the lengthy interview between investigators and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
“The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice,” Feinstein said in a statement. “The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public.”