By Art Moore
FBI Director Christopher Wray sworn in at House Judiciary Committee hearing Dec. 7, 2017.
Did the FBI agent who played a leading role both in the investigations of former Trump national security director Michael Flynn and of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information use the notorious anti-Trump dossier to spark the probe of Trump-Russia “collusion” that has gripped Washington?
A Republican lawmaker thinks so, and he took the opportunity to test out his theory in FBI Director Christopher Wray’s first testimony before Congress, a hearing Thursday of the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, noted to Wray that FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation last summer after discovering he had sent anti-Trump text messages to his mistress.
Jordan, pointing out that some 90 percent of Mueller’s team donated to Democratic campaigns, reasoned that the anti-Trump texts must not have been the grounds for Strzok’s dismissal.
“If you kicked everybody off of Mueller’s team who was anti-Trump, I don’t think there’d be anybody left,” said Jordan.
“My hunch is it has something to do with the dossier,” the congressman told the FBI director.
Jordan said he believes it likely was Strzok who brought the infamous – and now largely discredited – dossier of “opposition research” against Trump to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, or FISA, court to justify surveilling members of the Trump campaign.
“If you had the FBI working with the Democrats’ campaign, taking opposition research and dressing it all up and turning into an intelligence document and taking it to the FISA court so they could spy on the other campaign that is as wrong as it gets,” said Jordan.
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