Peter Strzok’s Lawyer Speaks Out After Client Gets Sacked By FBI: No Doubt Firing Was ‘Political’

FBI agent Peter Strzok — the subject of much ire from President Donald Trump and many on the right in recent months after his anti-Trump texts were made public — was fired from the Bureau on Monday. Now, his lawyer is speaking out — and he claims that his client’s firing was pure politics. Appearing on MTP Daily Monday, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman denounced his client’s dismissal from the FBI. “I don’t think that you can rationally reach any conclusion other than it was political,” Goelman said. He added, “It’s difficult to believe — given the steady drum beat of texts demonizing Pete from the president and all the calls on Capitol Hill by Republicans for Pete to be fired — that that didn’t play a role in the Bureau’s ultimate decision.” Goelman doesn’t consider Strzok’s ouster to be the end result of a covert mission to fire the Continue reading "Peter Strzok’s Lawyer Speaks Out After Client Gets Sacked By FBI: No Doubt Firing Was ‘Political’"

C-SPAN: We Reported Caller’s Death Threat Against Brian Stelter, Don Lemon to the FBI

C-SPAN has put out a statement today on the alarming death threat a caller made on-air towards CNN’s Brian Stelter and Don Lemon. On Reliable Sources yesterday, Stelter actually played the audio of the threat and talked about the seriousness of the threats they and many other journalists face. Just days ago New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s Katy Tur made a point of talking about these kinds of threats too. C-SPAN has now put out a statement revealing that they reported the threat to the FBI: The statement also addresses the host’s seeming lack of a response to such an ugly threat, saying, “The C-SPAN host did not Continue reading "C-SPAN: We Reported Caller’s Death Threat Against Brian Stelter, Don Lemon to the FBI"

Lou Dobbs: Dismantle the FBI Because ‘The Deep State is Armed and Dangerous’

Happy Tuesday. Here’s a healthy dose of cray-cray courtesy of Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs. Dobbs suggested to his guest, National Review’s Andy McCarthy, that the FBI should be taken apart because “as long as they are there, the deep state is armed and dangerous.” “Let me speak up though for my own experience which has always been that whatever was going on in headquarters, the rank-and-file of the FBI has always been very effective,” McCarthy said — trying to wave Dobbs off of the wacko train that he was inevitably about to run straight into a wall. “I can see you with your heart reaching out to the old institution that you served. We appreciate that,” Dobbs told McCarthy. “But this is not the same institution. It is not the same people, and the leadership sure as hell isn’t the same.” “These are, these are the smallest Continue reading "Lou Dobbs: Dismantle the FBI Because ‘The Deep State is Armed and Dangerous’"

Trump Tweets ‘Scam’ Carter Page FISA Warrants ‘Confirm with Little Doubt’ The ‘Witch Hunt Rigged’

On Saturday, the Carter Page FISA warrants were released, which are the warrants that allowed the original wiretap of the former campaign adviser. The 472-pages are heavily redacted but news organizations are going through them quickly, and this morning President Donald Trump tweeted his early hot take. The first two tweets went up around 6:45 a.m.

FBI Director Wray After Trump Comments: Russia Attempted to Meddle and Is Continuing to Do So

Speaking at an Aspen Security Forum event on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray made it clear when it comes to Russian election meddling, he is not exactly on the same page as his boss, President Donald Trump. Speaking of Russian interference in the election and the President’s position, he said, “He’s got his view, he’s expressed his view, I can tell you what my view is. The intelligence community assessment has not changed. My view has not changed which is that Russia attempted to interfere with last election and continues… to this day.” Wray’s comments Continue reading "FBI Director Wray After Trump Comments: Russia Attempted to Meddle and Is Continuing to Do So"

Ann Coulter Calls for FBI to be ‘Disbanded’ Over Trump and Russia and Strzok

Like some left-wing figures, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter also called for abolishing a law enforcement agency this week. Only in her case, it wasn’t ICE, but rather, the nation’s top law enforcement agency. “It’s time to disband the FBI,” Coulter said. The conservative pundit was speaking by phone with Howie Carr for his web show on Newsmax TV when she made the remark. (As reported by Right Wing Watch.) Carr had mentioned that Coulter’s father worked in the FBI as a segue to bringing up disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok. Mentioning her father’s experience, Carr remarked “wasn’t it somewhat discouraged for FBI agents to get themselves into potentially blackmailable situations, like say having an affair with a coworker?” “I mean why was there no investigation of Strzok?” he asked. “Strzok just got promoted up through the ranks because he was such a rabid Democrat, even though he Continue reading "Ann Coulter Calls for FBI to be ‘Disbanded’ Over Trump and Russia and Strzok"

Ahead of Putin Summit, Trump Says ‘We’re Greatly Hampered by This Whole Witch Hunt’

Ahead of his summit in Helsinki, Finland, President Donald Trump blasted Peter Strzok‘s testimony Saturday, calling Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation a distraction from his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I think we’re greatly hampered by this whole witch hunt that’s going on in the United States, the Russian witch hunt, the rigged situation,” Trump told CBS’ Jeff Glor at from his Turnberry, Scotland golf resort. “I watched some of the testimony, even though I’m in Europe, of Strzok, and I thought it was a disgrace to our country. Trump continued railing against the former FBI agent who’s anti-Trump text messages led to his firing from Mueller’s team, adding that Strzok wanted “to do things against me before I was even–I guess before I was even the candidate.” The president also remarked on Strzok’s explanation of his text to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Continue reading "Ahead of Putin Summit, Trump Says ‘We’re Greatly Hampered by This Whole Witch Hunt’"