Paul Sperry published a string of posts today on GETTR pertaining to Peter Strzok and the Electronic Communication (EC) to formally open the investigation into President Trump and Russia — something the entire FBI knew was complete garbage at the time they opened their investigation.
According to Sperry, the highly classified document dated in early May 2017 was written by Peter Strzok at the direction of Andrew McCabe.
These people are criminals.
Paul Sperry: NEW: Sources tell me there is an EC — Electronic Communication — formally opening a counterintelligence case against Trump when he was POTUS. It targets Trump personally, not his advisers or campaign. I’m told Strzok wrote it at the direction of McCabe. It’s dated early May 2017. The document is highly classified and McCabe ordered no circulation via FBI email. But there is no reason it shouldn’t be in Durham’s final report, shouldn’t be disclosed in full, now that the whole world knows the Russiagate probe was a hoax.
Paul Sperry: The very fact Peter Strzok is sitting in on CNN “national security” roundtable discussions regarding Trump and the FBI raid/investigation and smugly popping off with his trademark sneer strongly suggests he’s in no legal jeopardy, has not received a target letter from Durham. There is no way his lawyers would allow him to talk about the FBI and Trump if he were in any danger of being indicted.
Paul Sperry: NEW: Internal FBI communications reveal that fired FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok was so willing and eager to jump on any rumor tying Trump to Russia, no matter how unsubstantiated, that he even circulated inside the Counterintelligence Division at FBI HQ an unfounded 2017 tip from CBS News that falsely claimed Paul Manafort was “recruited and paid” by Russian Intelligence Services to “infiltrate” the Trump campaign.
In 2020 Judicial Watch released the EC that started the investigation of President Trump’s campaign and was used to spy on him and his campaign.
Judicial Watch announced today that it received the “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed “Crossfire Hurricane,” of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The document was written by former FBI official Peter Strzok and was obtained as the result of a Judicial Watch FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit against the FBI and DOJ for: “The Electronic Communication that initiated the counterintelligence investigation of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.”
The redacted document details seeming third-hand information that the Russian government “had been seeking prominent members of the Donald Trump campaign in which to engage to prepare for potential post-election relations should Trump be elected U.S. President.” The document also alleges Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, claimed to an unnamed party that “they (the Russians) could assist the Trump campaign with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.”
And more on the DOJ affidavit to raid Mar-a-Lago — the DOJ-FBI insisted they did not want the full text of the affidavit released to help Trump — NOT to cover their asses.
Paul Sperry: DOJ argued releasing additional information from the affidavit could “harm” the “reputational interests” of certain individuals such as witnesses named in the document. But was it really worried about their reputations? Or was the real concern harming the reputations of DOJ and FBI officials if the evidence supporting probable cause was exposed as tenuous at best?
Paul Sperry: HOWLER ALERT: DOJ argued to the court in Florida that it had to over-redact its raid affidavit in part to help the Secret Service protect Trump at Mar-a-Lago: “[D]isclosure of certain information pertaining to physical aspects of the premises would negatively affect the Secret Service’s ability to carry out its protective functions.” Yeah, right. They care so much about Trump’s safety!