Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok was notified of a potential breach into Hillary Clinton’s server, but failed to follow up in a ‘significant way,’ reports FOX News.
Fox News reported:
During the final months of the Clinton email investigation, FBI agent Peter Strzok was advised of an irregularity in the metadata of Hillary Clinton’s server that suggested a possible breach, but there was no significant follow up, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
Sources told Fox News that Strzok, who sent anti-Trump text messages that got him removed from the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, was told about the metadata anomaly in 2016, but Strzok did not support a formal damage assessment.
One source said: “Nothing happened.”
Fox News is told the Justice Department Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, is aware of the allegations.
According to intelligence community directive 732, damage assessments are done “in response to unauthorized disclosure or compromise of classified national intelligence.”
In a letter recently sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) demanded to know if the FBI refused to charge Hillary Clinton because agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page committed similar crimes.
Grassley raises the prospect that Strzok and Page could have engaged in the “alienation or destruction of federal records,” and asked Wray if the agents’ handling of federal records using private communications may have motivated them to shy away from finding evidence of Hillary Clinton engaging in similar acts.
Part of Grassley’s letter reads:
It appears that Strzok and Page transmitted federal records pertaining to the Clinton investigation on private, non-government services. It is important to determine whether their own similar conduct was a factor in not focusing on and developing evidence of similar violations by Secretary Clinton and her aides.
“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,”” reported CNN in December.
In what was a major blow to Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel was forced to fire Strzok after anti-Trump text messages were discovered.