August 7, 2019

We interrupt this awful news week for a huge unintentional laugh.

Thoroughly disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok is reportedly suing the Department of Justice and the FBI to get his old job back. (I’ll pause while you fall to the floor laughing.) So, could this be any more outrageous? Oh, yes, it absolutely could. He is also suing for back pay. (I’ll pause again.) And damages.

Maybe this stunt is being carried out by publicists on the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, because there’s little else he could get out of it. Keep in mind, this is the agent who texted back and forth with FBI colleague/paramour Lisa Page literally thousands of times, very often conveying his personal political opinions about Trump while he was investigating him. Many of these texts were along the lines of how he thought Hillary should win in 2016 “100 million to 0.” He could “smell the Trump support” at a suburban Walmart. He referred to Trump as “loathsome, “a disaster,” “awful” and “an idiot.”

Strzok texted Page in reference to Trump’s possible win, “We’ll stop it.” He later said he meant they’d stop it at the ballot box, but given the context, as well as Page’s sworn testimony that his texts meant exactly what they appeared to mean, it seems clear that he meant they’d personally work to prevent Trump from becoming President. It was through their texts that we learned about the “insurance policy” they talked about in “Andy’s office.” Just the fact that he, as a career FBI official, texted these things is about as inappropriate as it gets. (In fact, it’s what made Robert Mueller HAVE to fire him from the special counsel team once it finally got out. By the way, why isn’t he suing Mueller?)

And if people at the FBI and DOJ were actually conspiring to keep Trump out of the Oval Office --- the evidence of which appears increasingly rock-solid --- that’s about as ILLEGAL as it gets. So, hypothetically, if he were to get his old job back, an important consideration might be if he were able to do it from a jail cell, through some kind of “work-from-home” plan. Amazingly, Strzok was in charge of both the Hillary non-investigation, code name “Mid-Year Exam,” and the FBI’s ginned-up investigation into Trump’s non-existent “collusion” with Russia, code name “Crossfire Hurricane.” He was one of the agents sent by James Comey to interview Michael Flynn at the White House during the first few hectic days of Trump’s presidency. And he was hired by Andrew Weissmann to serve on Mueller’s special counsel team, where he would have remained for almost two years if his troublesome anti-Trump texts with Lisa Page hadn’t become public. But before that happened, in 2016-2017, he somehow turned up everywhere, the Forrest Gump of the FBI.

According to the suit filed Tuesday, Strzok claims his firing in August of 2018 was “the result of unrelenting pressure from President Trump and his political allies in Congress and the media.” Wow, these guys blame Trump for EVERYTHING. And it’s hilarious that he claims his firing was politically motivated, considering the things he talked about that really were politically motivated. He has said under oath that he never let his politics impact “any official act” he took. But as Alan Dershowitz told Sean Hannity Tuesday night, “He was appropriately fired...he wasn’t fired for partisan political reasons; he was fired because he didn’t show the objectivity and neutrality required of a federal agent, particularly a member of the FBI.”

Strzok's lawsuit claims that the DOJ’s release of his texts was “deliberate and unlawful,” a violation of the Privacy Act. Never mind that he and Page were texting to each other on “company time” on their FBI-issued work phones. Those communications did not belong to them (just like all those “personal” Hillary Clinton emails that were rendered unretrievable with BleachBit, but I digress).

Not only had Strzok politicized his job, but he was also having an extramarital affair with his FBI colleague, who was also married. You’d think that would be categorized in the HR manual as “a big no-no,” though from the reports I’ve seen, the affair doesn’t seem to have been a factor in Strzok’s firing. Still, as investigative reporter Sara Carter has pointed out, he was working on the Russia desk, and there are national security risks to such an affair.

The FBI’s deputy director at the time, David Bowdich, fired Strzok over the recommendation of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which had only suggested a demotion and short suspension. His reason for firing the 22-year FBI veteran: Strzok had undermined “the credibility of the FBI” with his text messages and exercised bad judgment in using an FBI device to send his personal texts.  Right on both counts.

Strzok’s lawyers acted before Inspector General Horowitz’s potentially devastating report on the FBI’s handling of the “Trump/Russias” probe comes out, probably hoping for some kind of quick settlement along with publicity upcoming book, perhaps? (Hey, even Andrew Weissmann’s got one.) Strzok’s legal expenses are being paid by others –- a GoFundMe page has raised about $500,000 –- so this is probably just free publicity and a chance to thumb his nose at those who found his actions reprehensible.

Disgraced Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok Sues to Get His Job Back -- With Back Pay

Speaking of fired FBI agents, Judicial Watch has obtained records on fourteen referrals of FBI employees to the OPR for the unauthorized disclosure (translation: leaking) of sensitive or classified information, out of which only four officials have so far lost their jobs. According to Tom Fitton of JW, some others were recommended for suspension, but that hasn’t happened, at least not yet. And there have been no criminal prosecutions of anyone for the leaking (or the lying), either. Not yet.

“No wonder the FBI was leaking so profusely,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “Collectively, these documents show lenient treatment for evident criminal activity.”

One referral (name redacted) apparently was for former deputy FBI Director Andrew “Andy’s office” McCabe, whose case was closed on March 18, 2018, with the recommendation that he be terminated, though the report also cited a mitigating factor: “Employee was facing unprecedented challengers and pressures.” Aw.

Full details from Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information - Judicial Watch


Oh, and to end on a laugh, here’s a link to Sidney Powell’s “Creeps On A Mission” website. (She’s Michael Flynn’s new attorney and knows all of Andrew Weissmann’s tricks.) Scroll down to “Meet the Creeps” and you can read about the major players: Mueller, Weissmann, Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, and, yes, Peter Strzok. Fun and educational!

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  • Lynn Truesdell

    08/10/2019 02:10 AM

    I just watched Sydney Powell's interview with Levin and stand appalled by the implications of misconduct by our law enforcement officials that has been brought to light. It appears to me that there are major issues that need to be fully investigated, and if appropriate, the individuals responsible for the misconduct be held accountable. I have followed this whole tawdry affair from its inception during the 2016 campaign and am now convinced that the people in DC who are supposed to be our protectors are completely without scruples. Being an old nobody (read deplorable) who lives in the middle of the country who has little power to affect the comings and goings of the "great ones" in Washington, especially the ones who are not elected, I can only state my utter frustration with the sordid affair. I can only hope that our new attorney general can maintain his fortitude long enough to root out the causes and ramifications of all the abuse that has been running rampant over the last few years. In my estimation the sorry mess will be straightened out now or there will have to be some sort of uprising of the people to get the government back to working for the people.

    So, I will maintain my patience for a while yet and fervently pray for a justifiable outcome.

    Thank you for keeping us informed and updated.

  • Quay Michael Cullison

    08/09/2019 11:50 AM

    How does Andrew Weissman keep his license to practice law?

  • R Reedy

    08/08/2019 11:01 PM

    How, when and by whom was the case assigned to the agent(s) for investigation/prosecution?


    08/08/2019 08:05 PM


  • Janet Stuart

    08/08/2019 07:31 PM

    Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. Sincerely, Janet

  • James Huffman

    08/08/2019 05:38 PM

    It is unbelievable the left's brass Yes we do read and understand the issues.

  • rodney burke

    08/08/2019 02:53 PM

    as the X22 report says, "he knows what is coming." Nice try cretin, but no soap. I thought I saw somewhere where the lawsuit he filed is a "no go". this guy should be in Attica or the Q. He has engaged in activity that is opposed to an elected president. and he wants his job back? On what grounds. He is SO poisoned he can't function in any FBI job. He is the symptom of the problem. GITMO would be a great solution.

  • Virginia Crawford

    08/08/2019 10:55 AM

    When are all these "creeps" going to be behind bars? Probaly never happen.

  • filmore hennis

    08/08/2019 02:48 AM

    Thanks for the laugh Mike. Hahahahahaha!!!

  • Mary Jo Ashwell

    08/08/2019 02:17 AM

    Two questions
    Why doesn't President Trump fire Andrew Wiseman for his obvious crimes?
    Why can't President Trump get Manaford out of jail? The poor elderly man must be suffering greatly.
    Thank you and love your posts,
    MJ Ashwell

  • Raymond Howard

    08/07/2019 10:59 PM

    Every proven leaker needs to at least be fired and never hold any security clearance again. If I had leaked ANY classified material when I was in the service, I would have gone to prison.

  • James aston

    08/07/2019 10:36 PM

    The government should countersue and demand compensation from this arrogant former FBI agent. It wouldn’t be too difficult to estimate the time spent to write and read 40,000 text written to his girlfriend while he was on the payroll. He obviously had his mind on activities unrelated to his job.

    40,000 text/one minute apiece = 666.66 hours(do the math). He owes the taxpayers a ton of money and should have been terminated years before he embarrassed the FBI with his smug and obnoxious behavior. It makes me wonder how he ever made it to the top levels of the FBI management.

  • Cherise Miller

    08/07/2019 10:14 PM

    Why does it take so long to prosecute these people? If it were me, a little ole lady of 81, they would have had me UNDER the jail. I'm sick of the way these people, Clintons included, are getting away with everything. Hey, crime pays!!! I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see all of this corruption coming to pass. Please, God, help us!!!!

  • Barry Ligus

    08/07/2019 08:08 PM

    Maybe his ideal work site would be at the DNC. He would be surrounded by like minded crying Clintonites.

  • Elaine Romanias

    08/07/2019 07:44 PM

    This just takes the cake! What arrogance after being involved in this whole fake dossier situation!

  • Anita Mae Barker

    08/07/2019 07:28 PM

    Strzok is a loser!!
    Bless you.

  • Michael Galloway

    08/07/2019 07:21 PM

    Another informative article and another article laying out "evidence" in this case against the traitor, Peter Strzok. Of course he is just one of so many. But what is so frustrating is that you lay out the evidence, so does Shawn Hannity and others, yet almost nothing ever seems to happen. Why is it that so much evidence is presented and yet no pursuits of justice against all these traitors and criminals in the high hierarchy of the FBI, DOJ, etc. ??? Is it because of Obama appointed judges or is it that there isn't enough honest investigators that can be assigned to unmask all the crimes, unethical practices, etc. ? Extremely frustrating that we have to still hear about Strzok, Hillary, Brennan, Comey, etc. in what appears to be plenty of evidence to get the investigation going, but yet nothing that we know of. I know that many Americans, good solid law abiding citizens, conservatives, Republican voters and patriots that are way past frustrated with this deep swamp and yet nothing happens, or at least as of yet!!!

  • Michael Hutch

    08/07/2019 07:05 PM

    Please keep a tally of EVERY, EVERY dime spent in this law suit and after this idiot loses, charge to his estate.

  • Nancy Brimer

    08/07/2019 06:35 PM

    So, the YouTube accounts associated with the videos have been terminated!! And unavailable!! Convenient!

  • william fuhrer

    08/07/2019 06:06 PM

    The Church left some bad apples in as priests but put in more stringent guidelines but I guess the FBI still has Socialists in control of their employment office

  • Nancy

    08/07/2019 05:51 PM

    Hey Jimmy Humphrey
    POTUS couldn’t do anything until Mueller was finished with the witch hunt. Any time he tries to do something an Obama judge stops him. It’s a miracle he’s been able to do all that he has

  • terry ingle

    08/07/2019 05:16 PM

    I can't go a a day without your news letters. I get so depressed sometimes with what is going on even though I know that ultimately God is in charge. You always seem to be able to give hope and encouragement even when there doesn't seem to be anything to be encouraged about. Thanks from Texas for being out there keeping us informed with the truth. God bless you!

  • Kathy Chiappetta

    08/07/2019 04:56 PM

    Great article, Governor Huckabee. YOU ARE THE BEST ALONG WITH SARA!! Thank you.

  • Tim Touchstone

    08/07/2019 04:49 PM

    Thanks be to God our Father for you, Governor Huckabee, and for JW and Tom Fitton. It appears that it's "business as usual" at the FBI, even though we have a new/old? "Director". You are right about falling out of my chair after reading your headline. I posted to FB yesterday that, I'm not a violent man, but when Strzok was answering (dodging) questions from Trey Gaudy, I wanted to "slap that self-righteous smirk off his face". I'll never be satisfied unless Deputy Director Strzok is wearing a prison orange jumpsuit, along with his "LOVER-GIRL".

  • Frank James Gaughan

    08/07/2019 04:41 PM

    I'm with you Mike, but let's not be surprised if this certifiable creep--he's the real life Joker, if you think about it--gets his job back. Remember, the Wrong is Right in The Swamp!!!
    Honestly, I find all of this very frightening...