Well well well. It turns out that Peter Strzok wasn’t just biased against Trump, but he actively helped keep Hillary from being convicted in 2016 of gross negligence in her email scandal by softening the language from ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless’:
The FBI agent dismissed from the Mueller probe changed former FBI Director James Comey’s language describing Hillary Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” https://t.co/FSNUuLdgYi pic.twitter.com/wPbsPWDCCf
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 4, 2017
You should watch the video, but in case you can’t, here’s more from CNN:
A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.
Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” the source said.
The drafting process was a team effort, CNN is told, with a handful of people reviewing the language as edits were made, according to another US official familiar with the matter.
The shift from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” which may appear pedestrian at first glance, reflected a decision by the FBI that could have had potentially significant legal implications, as the federal law governing the mishandling of classified material establishes criminal penalties for “gross negligence.”
CNN has also learned that Strzok was the FBI official who signed the document officially opening an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to sources familiar with the matter. As the No. 2 official in counterintelligence, Strzok was considered to be one of the bureau’s top experts on Russia.
So one of the agents Mueller brought onto his team to handle this Russia collusion investigation actually participated in letting Hillary off the hook.
This definitely doesn’t bode well for the integrity of Mueller’s investigation.