Kash Patel: Former FBI Agent May Be Prosecuted Over Lies About Trump Investigation

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The falsehoods that former FBI agent Peter Strzok told about the government’s investigation into former President Donald Trump points to potential legal trouble, according to Kash Patel.

“I think he’s got big trouble when it comes to, from a prosecution perspective,” Patel said on his EpochTV show “Kash’s Corner.”

Patel, a former federal prosecutor who helped uncover the origins of sketchy claims about Trump, reached the conclusion after reviewing newly released notes taken during a 2017 meeting.

The meeting involved top Department of Justice officials, including FBI lawyer James Baker, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and acting U.S. Attorney General Dana Boente.

The notes indicate that Strzok claimed that an Australian official, Alexander Downer, raised concerns with the United States about a meeting he had with George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, after hearing Trump say during an event that he hoped Russia would be able to find missing emails from the servers of Hillary Clinton, Trump’s top rival for the presidency at the time.

Tashina Gauhar, an associate deputy attorney general who was at the meeting, wrote that there was a “friendly liaison,” referring to Downer, that communicated that “Papadopoulos said Trump campaign could release info hurtful to H,” in apparent reference to Clinton.

She also wrote that after the release of materials from the Democratic National Committee (DNC)—the committee has said the materials were hacked—and Trump’s comment to Russia, the “foreign service remembers conversation + reaches out to FBI.”

In another set of notes, Scott Schools, a deputy attorney general, indicated Strzok took point in talking about the matter during the meeting, using his initials.

“PS: Papadopoulos in May. Trump team received suggestion from R that it could assist Trump team by having info that would embarrass Clinton and Obama. We start seeing release of DNC hack. Trump if you’re listening. We open up umbrella investigation—Crossfire Hurricane,” Schools wrote.

Crossfire Hurricane was the counterintelligence probe looking into alleged ties between Trump, his campaign, and Russia.

George Papadopoulos Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at Fox News Studios in New York on March 26, 2019. (Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Strzok, who headed the FBI’s Counterespionage Section, ran the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server. He was one of the top officials on the Crossfire Hurricane probe, and took part in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump and Russia.

According to Mueller and Department of Justice watchdog Michael Horowitz, Downer conveyed details of his talk with Papadopoulos on July 26, 2016.

Trump didn’t make his public remarks about Russia until July 27, 2016.

Strzok gave the same false information about the timeline in his book and while promoting the book after its publication in 2020 following his termination from the FBI.

Patel said that not only did Strzok convey false information in the book and on television, but he included falsehoods in submissions to the secretive court authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) when seeking warra...

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