The Peter Strzok story is heating up, and it really exemplifies the problems with the deep state.
Peter Strzok, if you haven’t heard, is an FBI agent who was working on the Trump-Russia probe. Strzok has come under fire for a number of anti-Trump text messages that he sent before Trump was elected in 2016.
Strzok was recently “escorted” from the FBI building, his lawyer confirmed on Tuesday.
Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, argued that even though his client has “played by the rules,” he has been targeted by “unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”
“All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears tainted by political influence,” Goelman continued.
Strzok’s now-infamous texts were sent to his colleague (and, at the time, lover) Lisa Page. They were sent in August 2016, prior to President Trump’s election win.
Page texted Strzok, asking Strzok to confirm that Trump was “not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok, troublingly, replied: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
That text, of course, did not age well.
And despite the deep state’s every attempt to topple The Donald, they couldn’t manage to fully overturn the will of the American people, who have grown sick to death of the Washington elite managing the rest of the country to death while they pad their own pockets and claim to be “public servants.”
Now, Peter Strzok, who swore to his illicit lover (does the FBI have an HR department?) that he would “stop” the election of President Trump, has said he will testify before Congress on the progress of the Mueller probe. And remember, folks, Strzok was high-up in the Clinton email investigation, nearly leading it, in fact.
He was certainly in a position to stop Trump, or at least to help Hillary by burying evidence of her crimes, anyway. Whether he did so or not, we may never know. Strzok and Page both swear they didn’t do anything meaningfully to “stop” Trump, and they claim they certainly didn’t leak the news of the Russia probe before the election.
Whether Lil’ Petey Strzok was just trying to seem like a big, tough guy for a woman he wanted to impress (Again, a woman he worked with, by the way. The incestuousness of DC’s government culture cannot be overstated; these people are literally all in bed with one another.) or whether he actually meant to take some action to hurt Trump’s campaign, it reveals the deep politicization that has crept to the core of an organization that ought not, ever, under any circumstances, be run politically.
And yet politics is in the very air of DC. Nobody comes to DC without an agenda, without strong beliefs about right and wrong, without strong allegiances and philosophies and worldviews. The FBI can claim that it’s non-partisan.
But it’s a DC organization. And DC is a partisan place from toe to tip.