Elder Patriot – One-time Deputy head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok was escorted out of the bureau’s headquarters last Friday signaling the end to his career.
Strzok had been demoted to the human resources office following a determination that he had deliberately mishandled two high profile investigations in which he was found to be trying to influence the outcome of a president election.
Strzok was the lead investigator on both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia investigation. When fired FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent Strzok a text asking, “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” He responded: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
It would seen that this signals something momentous may be right on the immediate horizon. It was only two days ago that Strzok had his attorney notify Congress he was prepared to testify without being subpoenaed.
He also promised not to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Given the timing of his removal it’s likely that Strzok had been a cooperating witness in the I.G.’s Clinton probe but is not expected to be as forthcoming with the I.G. as he now dives into the Trump-Russia investigation. More likely Strzok is going to be a target of that investigation.
This all indicates a likelihood that a deal has been worked out with him in exchange for a reduced sentence for his truthful testimony against other internal violators. That would signal there are coming criminal indictments about to be unsealed against many of the FBI and DOJ co-conspirators who sought to flip the 2016 presidential election and then afterwards to invalidate its results.
Trump promised to Drain the Swamp. Buckle up. It’s beginning.