FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on “oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

 

Earlier in the week, former FBI deputy assistant director for counterintelligence and known adulterer Peter Strzok testified before a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.

I’m not sure what we learned from this beyond seeing just how creepy and unbalanced Strzok is and wondering why any woman would talk to him much less have an extramarital affair. But one interesting item did come out courtesy of Louis Gohmert. The subject was Hillary Clinton’s emails, a subject Strzok and McCabe and Comey wanted to drop like a hot potato. Via The Daily Wire:

“You said earlier in this hearing you were concerned about a hostile foreign power affecting our election,” Gohmert said to Strzok. “Do you recall the former Intelligence Community Inspector General Chuck McCullough having an investigation into an anomaly found on Hillary Clinton’s emails?”

“I do not,” Strzok replied.

“Let me refresh your recollection,” Gohmert said. “The Intelligence Community Inspector General Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Rucker along with an ICIG attorney Janette McMillan to brief you and Dean Chapelle and two other FBI personnel that I won’t name at this time, about an anomaly they had found on Hillary Clinton’s emails that were going to and from the private unauthorized server that you were supposed to be investigating.”

“Now do you remember it?” Gohmert asked.

Strzok answered: “I remember meeting Mr. Rucker on either one or two occasions. I do not recall the specific content or discussions.”

Gohmert fired back, saying, “Mr. Rucker reported to those of you, the four of you there, in the presence of the ICIG attorney, that they had found this anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list. It was a compartmentalized bit of information that was sending it to an unauthorized source.”

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This is particularly interesting in light of the nonsense being pushed by the media over a single sentence in the indictment-by-media reports that Mueller issued yesterday. The 30,000 emails missing, due to an unfortunate use of Bleach Bit by the mope operating Hillary Clinton’s private server, were only lost to the US government. Even without this mail forwarding operation, we know that multiple foreign intelligence services had compromised her server. And reasonable people understood that Trump’s stump speech slamming Clinton over the missing emails was not a call to hack her…that had already happened…but to underscore the fact that unfriendly foreign governments had those emails.

The thing that has always struck me about the whole Hillary Clinton email fiasco is the studious lack of curiosity by the US government over how TS/SCI documents were removed from a SCIF and transmitted via garden variety email and stored on a server that had no cyber or physical security. No curiosity was expressed about a document that appeared to have been produced via signals intelligence sources being sent by the half-assed “intelligence” group headed by Sid Blumenthal and the fortunately deceased Tyler Drumheller to Clinton (see here | here). The lack of curiosity extended so far as to give immunity from prosecution to the guy managing it. McCabe was totally incurious about what was on Huma Abedin’s laptop inasmuch as it included Clinton’s emails. And when told by the ICIG that Hillary Clinton’s emails had been auto-forwarded to a foreign power…no interest whatsoever.

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