Peter Strzok is Facing Serious Charges


 

Strzok Facing Serious Charges

by Mustang

Peter Strzok

At least, this is what Sara Carter is telling us on her news blog. Under the microscope is Strzok’s behavior in the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send classified e-mails and the counter-intelligence investigation into President Trump’s political campaign.

Apparently, this new concern comes from an investigation by DOJ Inspector general Michael Horowitz, which alleges malfeasance by FBI and DOJ officials who were involved in the Russia-Russia-Russia probe. When will we know for sure? Maybe by the last of June. The wheels of justice are slow (and hopefully, deliberately thorough).

I’m not holding my breath. An investigation is generally started whenever there is probable cause to open one—but “probable cause” is an extremely low bar. Here is the legal definition and explanation:

Probable Cause are facts discovered through logical inquiry that would lead a reasonably intelligent and prudent person to believe that an accused or suspected person has committed a crime and that such facts suggest that the accused warrants further investigation or prosecution.

Reasonable belief must be based on easily articulated and sufficiently available facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the accusations or chargers are true. In criminal law, probable cause is used as a basis for searching and seizing evidence of wrongdoing and the arrest of persons and depriving them of their civil liberty. In the absence of probable cause, then any seizure of material or arrest of persons may later be regarded as malicious prosecution.

So according to Carter, the current inquiry goes to the issue of what Strzok knew and how he knew it. If the basis for opening a criminal or counter-intelligence investigation was the Steele Dossier, and if Strzok knew that the dossier was manufactured by the Clinton Campaign, and knowing this, proceeded anyway, then I would say that Strzok could be in trouble. According to Carter’s source:

“There are a number of individuals who are looking at Peter Strzok’s actions and inactions and how those actions affected both of the investigations he was involved in,” said a U.S. official, with knowledge. “Further evaluation of what Peter Strzok did or did not do needs to be evaluated thoroughly.”

I remain skeptical. We have now witnessed several years of investigations by congressional committees. These are political, not criminal inquiries. I’m not sure “we the people” benefit from this overload of information. Nevertheless, as I previously said, the wheels of justice are slow. Thanks to the Democratic Party, the RINO-wing of the GOP, and operatives like George Soros, most Americans no longer have confidence in our most important institutions.

It is heartening to see that finally, there are demonstrations that America’s laws do apply to everyone. Attorney General William Barr is a careful and deliberate man and I do have confidence that he will make an in-depth inquiry into US spying against an American presidential candidate. Still, even with that said, Hillary Clinton has not been fitted for an orange jumpsuit and she, after all, was behind this entire affair.

In this sense, Strzok was a useful idiot and more than likely, “small potatoes” in the overall scheme of things. If he did bad things for political purposes, then he must answer for it. My problem is one of confidence. Whatever does happen to Strzok may very well depend on whether he ends up standing before an impartial judge, or another Obama hack.

 

Mustang has other great reads over at his two blogs – Thoughts from Afar

with Old West Tales and Fix Bayonets

Thanks to WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.

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15 Responses to “Peter Strzok is Facing Serious Charges”

  1. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Mueller has conveniently provided the documentation, on the record.
    It cannot be ignored.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I am still holding out hope that with Barr in there instead of Sessions we might start to see somebody held accountable.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kid Says:

    Mr Assange is going to give Barr and his prosecutors All the dirt on All of them. All will be convicted. He’s also going to reveal what Peter and Lisa were texting each other while they were physically having sex. 50,000 texts in 3 months? How could one think otherwise? Peter – Oooh, Lisa – Ahhhhh and so on.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. geeez2014 Says:

    I wouldn’t doubt Sara Carter’s blog. I do, however, know this will all go away if history is any indication. I have no problem believing Barr might do something meaningful, things Sessions should have done, but I also have no problem believing the Left will have shredded Barr so badly by then that nobody will listen or care to what Barr does or says…a la Saul Alinsky…it’s working VERY VERY well for them.
    Mustang, you have less and less faith in the American people these days, it’s hard to read sometimes….we’re not all THAT bad! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I do admit to some frustration with our society. It has been a cumulative effect. How America ever elected Barack Obama to two terms in the White House was an amazing revelation; how just under half of the American people thought that Hillary Clinton would be good for our nation was another. The number of people lining up behind an avowed communist (Bernie Sanders) is almost the icing on the cake, and while I will admit that Mr. Trump’s behavior is sometimes infantile, you can’t argue with his performance. America is better off today because of him. Meanwhile, in America’s dark place, the slog continues: brainwashing our children at the public’s expense and calling it education. Claiming that free speech was written into the US Constitution by fascists. Demanding equal rights for illegal-aliens. On and on it goes. You’re right: I don’t have much faith in the American people, or our nation’s future. I do keep my fingers crossed though … and comment in public forums. What else is there to do?

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        Nothing new there….you are right. I know all that, and it depresses me greatly…..more upsetting is how young people can’t face anything anymore because they have no backbones, thanks to their parents and their schools. Ego became more important than Education about 25 years ago..codified, practically. America may very well not make it….but I know a ton of young people who love her and are conservative and can’t believe what’s happening. Fingers crossed, Prayers. By the way, Please say prayers for St Patrick’s Cathedral…or the Washington Cathedral. I wouldn’t be surprised………………..

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      • bunkerville Says:

        The fight continues……though discouraging at times, we may not understand the master plan. We needed for all of this to happen for at least a chance of an awakening concerning the deep state. Just a few years ago they accused us all of tin foil. We have come a might fur piece I would say. So buckle up, and let’s stay on for the ride. I am.

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      • Schlomo Says:

        Unfortunately it seems the vast majority of Americans prefer blinders and even readily admit as much. Not really holding out any hope for lengtht continuation of a high-tech, civil society. I (and I think the puppeteers too) were probably genuinely surprised by the insulating effect of apathy upon the polity; makes the train wreck in slo-mo.

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  5. markone1blog Says:

    So, who will be popping the popcorn to watch this little bit of drama?

    Do you think that this underling or anyone higher on the food chain will see consequences for their actions or will it remain as when Mr. Sessions occupied the office of Attorney General (where things “too close to Hillary” were exempt from law enforcement)?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      To be fair, the American people have the patience of a hungry mosquito; after four-quarters of anything, they’re ready to call it quits and go home (or tune out). In matters such as this one, I think there are two important considerations. First, the perception of justice, and second, its reality. If the second prevails, but the first causes Americans to lose faith in our system of justice, then the system is significantly harmed. I think hasty investigations result in hasty (emotional) conclusions. So, if we want real justice, we have to learn patience in awaiting the results. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in our political arena, if there are important cases pending that are passed along to a new administration, and nothing ever comes of it, then we arrive at another reality: the justice system has been politicized and this takes us back to a place where we must confront the issue of perceptions. It’s a mess, and while I agree with AG Barr that there are hundreds of hardworking, honest FBI agents, a few scoundrels always poisons the well. In this case, we’ll have to wait and see … and hope that there is still a chance for justice on earth, in the present life.

      By the way, I was watching a news clip some time ago where Strzok pushed back on the idea that he did anything wrong. He claims to be a patriot who was convinced that Trump was evil and didn’t deserve to be elected in the first place. Now we have to struggle with defining patriotism. A very clever (leftist) strategy. I would have to say that a true patriot follows the law, which in Strzok’s case, I don’t think he did.

      Time will tell. Thank you for weighing in …

      Liked by 2 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        I hope for one we snag that Craig guy of Hillary. Heck, I will take anything at this point. But this fine fellow with his behavior at the last hearing did himself little good.

        Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Mark I am game with the popcorn. sooner or later we are going to nail one of them

      Liked by 2 people


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