Disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok was fired this week for his bias against President Donald Trump in a series of text messages to his former lover — but that wasn’t the only reason he was fired.
According to investigative journalist Sara Carter, Strzok was also caught lying under oath in his appearance before Congress regarding the wiretap of Trump Tower.
Carter quoted a former FBI supervisory special agent and other insiders at the bureau, who said the anti-Trump text messages were just the beginning of Strzok’s bad behavior.
“Strzok was under oath before Congress and he made statements that appeared to be false and refused to answer some questions, but he was going to get just a slap on the wrist. There is absolutely no wiggle room when it comes to lack of candor in the FBI … unless you’re [a Senior Executive Service],” the FBI insider reportedly told Carter. “Strzok’s firing went well beyond texting about Trump.”
“Strzok would have also been involved in the handling of the [Trump Tower wiretap] application to the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court],” Carter reported. Strzok was “well aware that he was lying by deception when they did not include the information on who paid for the dossier and [that] Bruce Ohr was back-channeling information for a discredited source.”
Ohr was the 4th highest ranking member of the Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama.
According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, Ohr was feeding information about then-Republican candidate Trump’s campaign to foreign intelligence agents, who reported this information back to the FBI… so the Obama administration could legally apply for a wiretap of Trump Tower.
According to this top FBI insider, the Obama loyalists knew what they were doing was dirty — but they didn’t think they’d get caught.
“Strzok knew they were not putting the application in the right context,” the FBI insider told Carter. “If there was the slightest doubt if that application was not 100 percent true, then that application would not go forward.”
Strzok had reportedly confided in his mistress during this time that he was looking for a “pretext” to investigate Trump during the campaign, so he could find “derogatory” information about him and his team.
In the debunked Steele dossier, he seemed to have gotten exactly what he needed.