Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office investigative team for alleged bias against President Trump back in August, also supervised the FBI’s interviews of former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, according to Sara Carter of Hannity.com. After Strzok was removed from Mueller’s office, he was reassigned to the FBI’s human resources department,
Two FBI agents interviewed Flynn on January 24 at the White House; one was Strzok and the other was reportedly a field supervisor in the “Russian Squad, at the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” according to a former intelligence official who was cognizant of the interview.
The intelligence official added:
With the recent revelation that Strzok was removed from the Special Counsel investigation for making anti-Trump text messages it seems likely that the accuracy and veracity of the 302 of Flynn’s interview as a whole should be reviewed and called into question. The most logical thing to happen would be to call the other FBI Special Agent present during Flynn’s interview before the Grand Jury to recount his version.
The intelligence official concluded, “Strzok’s allegiance to (Deputy Director Andrew) McCabe was unwavering and very well known.”
Yet a former senior Trump administration official countered that perspective, saying Strzok was one of the “best agents in the bureau, and has now become the latest victim in the Russia investigation. He was the top counterintelligence agent and an asset to the bureau and America.”
One source told Carter that McCabe had contacted Flynn by phone directly at the White House, and that McCabe told Flynn “some agents were heading over (to the White House) but Flynn thought it was part of the routine work the FBI had been doing and said they would be cleared at the gate. … It wasn’t until after they were already in (Flynn’s) office that he realized he was being formerly interviewed. He didn’t have an attorney with him.”
Strzok was removed from working with the Special Counsel’s Office after text messages between him and his alleged lover, FBI attorney Lisa Page, illuminated his hostility to Trump, according to The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Strzok was part of the team interviewing Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016, just before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would not recommend prosecution of Clinton in connection with her use, as secretary of state, of a private email server.
According to House investigators, Strzok was highly involved when the FBI received the infamous anti-Trump “dossier” and started a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election. At one point, an informant told the House Intelligence Committee there was “documentary evidence” that Strzok was supposedly obstructing the House probe into the dossier.