Crooked FBI Agent Peter Strzok is having a rough couple of months. Not only is he being investigated for plotting to use the Russia investigation as an "insurance policy" in case Trump won, but he was also revealed to be the one behind the substantial edits.
Remember when James Comey gave the press conference last summer? He laid out all the crimes that Hillary Clinton committed, and then exonerated her at the last minute.
We learned earlier this year that he had actually crafted that exoneration statement months before she was even interviewed. But we now know for a FACT that even that early draft said that Hillary Clinton had broke the law.
Under the Espionage Act statute she was being investigated for, the minimum for prosecution is "gross negligence."
In documents released yesterday, we know that even though James Comey didn't think Hillary should have been prosecuted, he believed she had acted with gross negligence. So much so that his early draft said it not once, but twice,
Only problem? Anti-Trump FBI Agent Peter Strzok edited the statement to protect Hillary.
Take this section as an example.
Remember when James Comey declared that Hillary Clinton had been extremely careless? He was originally going to say that she was "grossly negligent." The original draft called Hillary's actions grossly negligent twice.
Strzok edited it to say "extremely careless."
But that's not all. The original draft said that it was "reasonably likely" that Hillary's server had been hacked by foreign powers. Peter Strzok got rid of that phrase as well and changed it to "possible."
That is huge because one of the main arguments being put forward by the Clinton campaign at the time was that her emails had never been hacked.
All of these edits would seem normal to some. Except, Peter Strzok wasn't normal. He was so anti-Trump and pro-Hillary, that he actually used a secret cell phone to talk to his mistress about Clinton. One of the texts that the Inspector General discovered shows that Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, used a private "burner" phone to talk about Hillary so it couldn't be traced.
"You say we text on that phone when we talk about Hillary because it can't be traced," Page texted Strzok on March 16, 2016.
So, the very FBI agent who was caught planning an "insurance policy" against Trump in case he won, and who had a secret phone used to talk about Hillary Clinton so it couldn't be traced, was the one who edited the exoneration statement to remove language that could be used against Clinton.
This is criminal.
Even though the original draft statement decided not to prosecute Clinton, that language calling her "grossly negligent" and saying she was "likely" hacked would have been incredibly damaging to her campaign. The Espionage Act says it is a crime to be "grossly negligent" in handling classified information.
Here's the good news. Even the moderate Republicans in Congress are starting to get involved in this fight. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson peppered the FBI Director with questions demanding he answer for these edits. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley ordered the FBI to release these edits after his office received a tip that Strzok was responsible. This is on top of the good work that Trey Gowdy and Jim Jordan are doing in the House.
Finally, the GOP is waking up. They are starting to realize that the Clinton investigation, in the words of President Trump, was a rigged system from the very beginning. But still, they are unsure of whether to re-open the investigation.
You MUST demand it!
This is the momentum we need to force Congress to act. We have the evidence that Strzok edited the statement and his text messages prove his motive.
Lock. Them. Up.