How Peter Strzok's testimonies on the Hillary Clinton email fiasco contradict
Peter Strzok receives paychecks from both the CIA and FBI. He is Chief of the CIA's Counterespionage Group. As such, he automatically becomes a Senior Official of the FBI.
The timeline begins with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). They found 650,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's on a laptop involved in a criminal case involving another person.
The NYPD found them on Sept. 28th, 2016, six weeks before the last Presidential election. Hillary Clinton was one of the candidates. The election was held on Nov. 8th, 2016. Donald J. Trump won.
How important was the Hillary email investigation to the FBI? Strzok was appointed lead investigator on the case.
According to his testimony on Page 327 of the Internal Affairs Report, Strzok said they were no "alarm bells going off in my head on Oct. 15th, (2016)".
When will the investigation be completed, asked Internal Affairs.
"January, February 2017, whenever it gets done", said Strzok in line seven above.
What did he tell Congress in the video?
Please fast forward it to 1:46 and run it to 2:39.
IG Michael Horowitz said Peter "Strzok told us he did not consider the new information all that noteworthy".
"Within hours of learning about the Weiner laptop, hours, I assigned very seasoned supervisory agents and subordinate agents and analysts to follow up on that", said Strzok.
"Within a day of getting that information, they had got in touch with New York (office of the FBI)."
According to Internal Affairs, on Sept. 28th, 2016, in the District of Columbia, 39 FBI executives had a video teleconference with New York's FBI office about the Clinton emails.
The above screen shot is from a 21-page report by the Inspector General (IG) dated June 14th, 2018. The purpose of the IG is to investigate wrongdoing by the FBI.
"Sweeney" mentioned above is the FBI's William Sweeney. He is in charge of their New York Office.
Only three people outrank Sweeney in the FBI. They are Director Jim Comey and Assistant Directors Bill Priestap and Andrew McCabe. Sweeney was never asked to testify before Congress.
Text messages from Strzok dated Sept. 28th, 2016 are from Page 390 of a 502-page report released by the Senate linked here:
“Got called up to Andy’s (Andrew McCabe) earlier … hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by (Anthony) Weiner’s atty to sdny (U.S. District Court, Southern District, Manhattan), includes a ton of material from spouse,” Strzok texted (FBI Attorney Lisa) Page on Sept. 28, 2016, only two days after the search warrant: “Sending team up tomorrow to review … this will never end ….”
On Sept. 29th, 2016, Sweeney, the FBI's director of their New York office, asks McCabe and Priestap for a new warrant. It is needed to review Hillary's emails.
Jim Comey's letter to Congress dated Oct. 26th, 2016 reopened the Clinton email investigation.
On Oct. 30th, 2016, the FBI submitted a new warrant for the laptop with Hillary's emails. This was 31 days after the FBI's Sweeney requested his superiors to issue one.
Comey told Congress he had no idea why it took a month for McCabe to ask for a new warrant. Up to this point, no one in the FBI had reviewed a single Hillary email. They never had a warrant to do so.
The FBI's warrant was narrowly drafted. It restricted them to data regarding the mishandling of classified information. Comey admitted this reduced 650,000 emails to 6000. This comment was made to Congress on May 3rd, 2017.
Comey based his decision to reopen the Clinton email case on Strzok's report. Congress never asked for the Strzok report either.
Two days before the last Presidential election, Comey said he was shutting down the Hillary email investigation.
The FBI's Operational Technical Division wrote a report dated Nov. 15th, 2016 called the "Anthony Weiner Laptop Review for Communications Pertinent to Midyear Exam." Congress never asked for it. It is unavailable on the internet.
This document was first mentioned to the public on Page 389 of the first IG report regarding the investigation of Hillary's emails. At the end of the first paragraph is says:
". . .the FBI reviewed in full approximately 48,982 items on the Weiner laptop" because the search warrant was limited to "Hillary Clinton emails".