Peter Strzok Claims He Only Deleted ‘Personal’ Communications He Exchanged With His Lover Lisa Page
Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA) on Thursday released transcript from former FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s June 2018 testimony.
According to the transcript, Strzok told lawmakers that he only deleted “personal” communications with his paramour FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Peter Strzok, who was the lead investigator on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server, learned from notorious liar Crooked Hillary when he claimed the emails he deleted were all personal. Hillary Clinton claimed the 33,000 emails she deleted/BleachBit were personal and mainly discussed yoga and Chelsea’s wedding.
“As a fact of the matter, following the — at some point, I — you know, it was related to personal reasons — deleted all those,” Strzok told lawmakers in June of 2018.
“But they were the personal communications, not the work ones,” Strzok claimed, admitting he had an extramarital affair with Lisa Page.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz requested the personal devices of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page after it was discovered the two FBI officials, who were a part of Mueller’s Russia investigation had exchanged anti-Trump text messages.
We now know that Peter Strzok conducted the search of his personal accounts on his own and determined that there were no work-related emails.
Aitan Goelman, an attorney for Peter Strzok, told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday that Strzok deleted the messages before he was removed from the Mueller team.
“Pete deleted personal communications from his personal iPhone before and unrelated to these investigations,” said Goelman, who added in a follow-up comment that the deletions were made prior to July 27, 2017, when Strzok was kicked off the Mueller probe.
In other words, no one from the FBI or Office of Inspector General conducted any oversight and Strzok’s word was the end all be all — nothing to see here.
Peter Strzok’s lawyer, Mr. Goelman made it clear that his client would not agree to give his personal communications or his personal devices “to the committee or anybody.”
Peter Strzok and his paramour Lisa Page were both removed from the special counsel investigation in the summer of 2017 after their anti-Trump text messages were discovered.
Lisa Page resigned from the FBI in May of 2018 and Peter Strzok was fired from the FBI in August of 2018.
DOJ IG asked Peter Strzok to review his personal devices and provide any work-related comms. His lawyer said there weren't any, which seems dubious. It was all yoga routines and Chelsea's wedding, I guess. pic.twitter.com/wijyKbqbCE
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 14, 2019