The tables have turned on special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been overseeing the Russia-Trump collusion investigation, as he has come under scrutiny himself over the actions of anti-Trump investigators on his team.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI, seeking all records about the removal and reassignment of Peter Strzok from Mueller’s investigative team.
Strzok, who was recently exposed for having sent thousands of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump texts, is a former deputy to the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, and was the FBI’s second in command of counterintelligence and chief of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. He personally interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016 with regards to the missing email investigation.
In August, Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia-Trump investigation and reassigned him to human resources after the texts were discovered, which he had exchanged with another FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair.
“It is disturbing the FBI has stonewalled our request about the Mr. Strzok demotion for four months,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “One can only conclude the FBI and Justice Department (including Mr. Mueller’s operation) wanted to hide the truth about how Strzok’s and Page’s political biases and misconduct have compromised both the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations.”
Strzok has also been identified as the person who made major edits on the original draft of then-FBI director James Comey’s statement on the investigation into Clinton’s emails, when he announced she would not face criminal charges.
Additionally, Strzok oversaw the FBI’s interviews of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, and he is suspected of being responsible for using the unverified dossier to obtain a FISA warrant in order to spy on President Trump’s campaign, Judicial Watch reported.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is determined to get to the bottom of the matter. Watch his announcement below:
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