Well, we have another episode of FBI Incompetence Theater. Apparently, Peter Strzok, the disgraced FBI agent who have been at the center of the bureau’s controversies over the Russia and Clinton email probes, was told there was metadata evidence on the former first lady’s hard drive that could point to a breach. He did nothing about it. It’s all in a DOJ Inspector General’s report, which Katie will inform you about later (via Fox News):
During the final months of the Clinton email investigation, FBI agent Peter Strzok was advised of an irregularity in the metadata of Hillary Clinton’s server that suggested a possible breach, but there was no significant follow up, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
Sources told Fox News that Strzok, who sent anti-Trump text messages that got him removed from the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, was told about the metadata anomaly in 2016, but Strzok did not support a formal damage assessment.
One source said: “Nothing happened.”
This circles back to the text messages between Strzok and his mistress bureau lawyer Lisa Page, with whom tens of thousands of message were sent between the two. The messages were anti-Trump and pro-Hillary, something that’s quite problematic for the preeminent law enforcement and domestic intelligence agency that was involved in some of the most sensitive investigations in 2016. The evidence of bias is pervasive—and this nugget doesn’t help dispel those allegations. Strzok was a top counterintelligence agent who signed off on the bureau’s counterintelligence probe concerning whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian in July of 2016. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now heading that. When Mueller knew about the texts, he removed Strzok from the investigation, transferring him to human resources in August of 2017. Prior to that, Strzok was also involved in the Hillary email probe, where Page texted him, saying she felt that the FBI was going too hard on Clinton. He agreed—and now we have a possible breach into Clinton’s hard drive that wasn’t investigated because it would have kept this issue alive and well in the press, as it should. A presidential candidate might have handled classified information. Sorry, Clintonites—that’s a news story.
Also, new text from these two lovebirds show a discussion concerning getting around federal records regulations. This is what Clinton was accused of concerning her private, unsecured, and unauthorized email server from which she conducted all official State Department business. So, we have this, plus former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about to get burned for misleading investigators during this email probe and authorizing an improper media disclosure concerning the FBI and DOJ infighting over a separate inquiry into the Clinton Foundation.
We still don’t know the extent of this mess.