The Michael Flynn story keeps getting better. Who should turn out to be one of the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn in his office that fateful afternoon, four days after the inauguration? It was our own Peter Strzok, the FBI laugh machine who keeps turning up wherever incompetence is found. He’s like Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther. Whenever something bad happens – that is, something so comical you wonder how someone could even get that incompetent – Peter Strzok walks away from the scene!
Remember, Peter is the bumbler who let his friends set up a GoFundMe page to cover for his salary after the FBI fired him in August. I just checked the page out – the shysters have raised their goal to half a million dollars. With donations of $450K, they’re about $50K short of their goal. Please, give what you can – every donation matters. Peter is a family man, and his family needs your help. Join the thousands of patriotic individuals who have forked over 5, 10, 20, 50 dollars or more to help our hero out in his time of need. I wonder if the donors even know what a dickhead he is.
Whenever something bad happens – that is, something so comical you wonder how someone could even get that incompetent – Peter Strzok walks away from the scene!
You have to ask, too, did National Security Advisor Flynn not even know the FBI taped his conversations with the Russian ambassador? To judge from his actions, he did not think about the possibility. None other than Andrew McCabe, deputy director of the FBI, set Flynn up for his fall. McCabe talked with Flynn on the phone shortly before Strzok and another agent went over to the White House, to see what would fall from Flynn’s lips if they made him relax.
Strzok was Chief of the FBI’s Counterespionage Section before the 2016 election. He reported up the chain to Andrew McCabe and James Comey, when he was not seeing Lisa Page on the side. Lisa Page worked directly for Andrew McCabe. I’d like to know if her boss knew about her affair, not because I’m a gossip, but because I want to know if the FBI is as corrupt as I think it is.
Strzok and Page knew their employer could monitor their correspondence. Yet they chose to use their business phones, to make sure their spouses would not discover their infidelity.
An awful lot of discussion about Peter Strzok focuses on bias against Trump, bias against Clinton, his judgments about evidence related to his investigations. Separate your thoughts from these partisan matters, and ask what Strzok’s story indicates about the FBI’s organizational culture. What sort of people work there, and how do they interact?
Strzok rose to a senior position in the FBI’s hierarchy. The FBI could easily monitor text messages between Strzok and Page – after all, the phones they used belonged to the FBI, and almost all of the messages eventually became public. Strzok and Page knew their employer could monitor their correspondence. Yet they chose to use their business phones, to make sure their spouses would not discover their infidelity.
If the FBI disappeared tomorrow, the nation would have a more hopeful future.
What does it tell you about leadership at this bureau, that the FBI tolerates affairs among its top people, as they investigate presidential candidates, and lead their agency deep into their nation’s politics? Honest to God, corruption runs so deep at the FBI, the people there do not even see it as corruption. The tone that Hoover set – with wiretaps, secret information, vindictive threats and blackmail – made the agency feel it could get away with anything. That culture persists. The FBI even named its headquarters building in Washington after Hoover. Talk about self-damnation.
If the FBI disappeared tomorrow, the nation would have a more hopeful future. No one would miss it. You would not need to look for a replacement. You know I have been critical of this agency in the past. Readers may wonder if I can find anything good to say about it. I’ll just return the question: can you find anything good to say about it? If you can, let me know. I won’t put you down, since I’m a fair minded person. Yet the agency has acquitted itself poorly. It does not deserve our respect, nor does it merit loyalty from anyone who cares about governmental integrity.
Why do you get on the FBI so much? Seems you have a thing about them.
I do. I have a thing about them because Lyndon Johnson had to have J. Edgar Hoover’s assistance to protect the Dallas assassins after November 22, 1963. The FBI’s crime, because it let the killers go unpunished, was nearly as bad as the murder itself. The FBI has never acknowledged what they did. In fact, they remain proud of it.
Fifty-five years later, few remember what they did in 1963 and 1964. So I write about what they do in the present. The FBI is a criminal organization. The crime they committed half a century ago remains on the record, another unpunished, elaborate scheme to destroy our republic. So we ought to bear witness to the agency’s nature in the present, to discredit it.