Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok claims notes used in Flynn case were altered
Disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok said through his lawyer that the notes released by General Michael Flynn’s defense team have been altered to make it appear that a key meeting happened before previously indicated.
“On at least two occasions, there were handwritten additions, not written by Mr. Strzok, inserting dates, apparently designed to indicate the date or dates on which the notes were written,” said Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman according to the U.K’s Daily Mail. “On at least one occasion, the date added is wrong and could be read to suggest that a meeting at the White House happened before it actually did.”
Flynn’s attorneys, Sidney Powell and Jesse Binnall, who filed the handwritten notes as part of a motion to have the Flynn charges dismissed, haven’t responded yet to the Strzok accusations.
Strzok was ousted from Special Prosecutor Robert Muller’s investigative team when it was revealed that he had been having an affair with FBI attorney Lisa Page, and their text messages indicated both cryptic and intense bias against then-candidate for president, Donald Trump.
Strzok referred to Trump as “douche,” saying he was scared for the FBI if Trump were elected president in text messages to Page.
“I want to believe the path you threw out in [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s] office — that there’s no way he [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take the risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” said one Strzok text, which showed incredible anti-Trump bias according to GOP critics.
Still Strzok became one of Mueller’s top investigators before finally being ousted.
The Strzok accusation of altered notes is just that latest surprise in a case that won’t seem to go away quietly.
Federal prosecutors have asked the judge to dismiss the charges against Flynn but the judge has refused, leaving the case—and General Flynn– in legal limbo.
Last month, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes blasted Mueller investigators for having their official phones cleared of data preventing outside investigators from seeing communications between the team members charged with looking at Trump and Flynn.
“The deletion of phone data was disclosed upon the release of Justice Department records in a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch,” said Fox News. “The records showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped of information after messages between former FBI agent Peter Stzrok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page revealed politically charged statements that raised questions about the Russia investigation’s integrity.”
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