Thursday, Peter Strzok testified and faced questions on Capitol Hill with lawmakers after the IG report revealed his anti-Trump text messages.
It was heated and explosive hearing. (Video Below)
While Peter Strzok testified Thursday, one lawmaker left Strzok confessing exactly what will haunt Hillary and Comey.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., asked about a change that was made on Strzok’s computer. Metadata indicates there was a change on his computer.
Strzok said during the hearing that he can’t recall using his work computer to soften the wording of a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton of mishandling classified information.
The June 2016 edit changed “grossly negligent,” a term that carries legal liability under the Espionage Act, to “extremely careless.” (Video Below)
In July 2016, the “new wording” was said by former FBI Director James Comey when he advised against charging Clinton with a crime for using a private server to handle classified information while secretary of state.
Strzok, removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation last year after discovery of pro-Clinton and anti-Donald Trump text messages with then-FBI attorney Lisa Page, said someone else recommended the change.
When asked during the hearing Strzok said, “My recollection, sir, is that somebody within our office of general counsel did, it was one of the attorneys, I don’t remember which one. It was a legal issue that one of the attorneys brought up.” (Video Below)
After a meeting, the change was made on Strzok’s computer.
“I don’t recall specifically when it happened,” he testified.
“I am aware as well of that metadata. My recollection is of working on the draft with a group of us in my office because it was the largest office and taking the inputs of probably five or ten different people.” Strzok added.
Sensenbrenner asked Strzok to confirm that his computer made the change.
“Based on my subsequent review of that metadata, I believe that to be true,” Strzok said.
Strzok said that only he had full access to the computer, but that “my secretary had access to elements of it.” (Video Below)
Explaining the decision to soften the wording, Strzok said, “my recollection was that attorneys within the FBI had raised the concern that the use of gross negligence triggered a very specific legal meaning … particularly [in] one of the mishandling [classified information] statutes.”
Sensenbrenner asked, “This change was Hillary’s get out of jail free card, right?”
“She received no get out of jail free card, we pursued the facts,” Strzok said.
“That rates four Pinocchios,” Sensenbrenner declared.
Strzok tried to prove Sensenbrenner’s conclusion wrong saying that Comey “ultimately made the decision to change that wording” following a “legal discussion of the use of that term.”
Basically Strzok just admitted that the FBI changed the Hillary Clinton report wording to help her avoid VIOLATION OF CRIMES. It was changed on his computer. He and only his secretary had access to his computer, and it was Comey who made the decision to make that change.
So, who by name, in the the FBI, said gross negligence was a term to avoid? Has the FBI every changed wording on other investigations to help a subject avoid criminal prosecution?
So, these rats covered for Crooked Hillary through and through, and they knew exactly what they were doing. James Comey deserved to be fired for this alone. In addition they are turning on each other one by one.
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(H/T Washington Examiner)