Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok could face ‘serious’ charges for his involvement and actions in the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send classified emails, as well as the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign, multiple sources with knowledge of Strzok’s actions told SaraACarter.com.
Further, sources contend that the nearly year long investigation by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, will reveal explosive information and shed light on alleged malfeasance by FBI and DOJ officials directly involved in the Russia investigation. The Inspector General’s report may be completed as early as May or June, according to testimony provided this week by Attorney General William Barr.
“THERE ARE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING AT PETER STRZOK’S ACTIONS AND INACTIONS AND HOW THOSE ACTIONS AFFECTED BOTH OF THE INVESTIGATIONS HE WAS INVOLVED IN,” U.S. OFFICIAL.
Strzok who has already been investigated by Horowitz for his role in the FBI’s Clinton investigation is also expected to be named in the IG’s upcoming report on how the Russia investigation was handled by the FBI. He was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team in 2017 and then fired from the FBI in August, 2018. He was fired by the FBI after an extensive review by Horowitz’s office into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton investigation and was removed from Mueller’s team after the IG discovered his anti-Trump text messages to his paramour former FBI Attorney Lisa Page.
“There are a number of individuals who are looking at Peter Strzok’s actions and inactions and how those actions affected both of the investigations he was involved in,” said a U.S. official, with knowledge. “Further evaluation of what Peter Strzok did or did not do needs to be evaluated thoroughly.”
The official did not reveal what Strzok’s “actions or inactions” may have been but said “obstruction, is a serious concern.”
Strzok “is in hot water,” said another government official, with knowledge. “I’m certain he’s not the only one.”
After several years of congressional inquiries and investigations many Republican lawmakers say Barr’s statements this past week have renewed their faith that there will be justice and a serious investigation to access what happened prior, during and after the 2016 election.
Those lawmakers, like Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, expect the Justice Department will take the necessary steps in investigating evidence uncovered by their committees that allege abuse of power in institutions normally trusted by the American public.
Meadows told SaraACarter.com that testimony provided by Barr to both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees over the past several days showed Barr’s exemplary knowledge of the facts and his determination to seek justice.
Lawmakers contend that the mounting evidence uncovered over the past several years cannot be ignored or swept away. They say it is Barr’s duty to investigate the abuse. One of the major revelations during congressional investigations was discovered by the House Intelligence Committee under then Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, which revealed the FBI used an unsubstantiated and fabricated dossier to obtain a warrant from the nation’s secret court to spy on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. According to many legal experts, analysts and lawmakers this could be one of the most egregious offenses. The dossier was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign through the embattled research firm Fusion GPS.