The FBI fired Peter Strzok in August of 2018, a top agent who was in Mueller’s team investigating the Trump campaign’s Russian ties. The firing was in response to the discovery that he had regularly sent politically charged text messages to a colleague and lover, Lisa Page expressing his contempt for Trump.
It is alleged that his bias may have helped create the Russian collusion narrative that the media has been running with for almost 2 years.
Strzok played a central role in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and helped launch the counterintelligence investigation into links between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and former FBI agent Peter Strzok discussed a so-called “insurance policy” involving then-candidate Donald Trump and the Russia investigation in 2016. This has become a focus point suggesting that this referred to the Russian Collusion claims.
The work that Strzok created to justify the collusion probe now has been shown to be inferior: A Clinton-hired contractor produced multiple documents accusing Trump of wrongdoing during the election; each was routed to the FBI through a different source or was used to seed news articles with similar allegations that further built an uncorroborated public narrative of Trump-Russia collusion.
The FBI relied on at least one of those news stories to justify the FISA warrant against Carter Page. The FBI suspected Carter Page to be a Russian Spy.
He was never charged with a crime, but his reputation is now in tatters.
Mueller maintains that the FISA warrants were handled properly, and he insinuates he could have found Page guilty, if only the standard of proof weren’t so daunting.
“The principle that there is a presumption of innocence in favor of the accused is the undoubted law, … ”Justice Edward Douglass White
Someone might want to remind the great and powerful Mueller.