Kirsters Baish| Peter Strzok stood before the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees yesterday and managed to embarrass himself even more than he already had previously. His testimony seemed to push him even further into the hole that he had already dug for himself. The guy actually refused to answer questions. He was smirking and making himself look like an idiot the whole time. It was obvious that he had a lot to hide.
There was something else strange about Strzok’s testimony yesterday. Remember when Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that Strzok had lost his security clearance?
Breitbart News previously reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed the disgraced FBI agent had lost his security clearance. Sessions told radio personality Howie Carr, “Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance.”
Sessions’ comment came after numerous reports that claimed that the former Deputy Head of Counterintelligence of the FBI had been removed from the headquarter building of the bureau as a disciplinary measure.
It’s now seeming like this isn’t the case.
The Daily Caller reports that the anti-Trump FBI official said in front of Congress on Thursday that he does, in fact, still have his top secret security clearance. This is the opposite of what Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed recently.
During Strzok’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees, Georgia Republican Representative Doug Collins asked Strzok, “You currently have what classification?”
Strzok answered, “I have a top secret clearance with some SCI compartments.” If you didn’t know, “SCI” is an acronym that stands for extremely classified information. It is known as “Sensitive Compartmented Information.”
Peter Strzok’s statement came out of the blue, giving that during a June 21 interview with Howie Carr, Attorney General Sessions stated that Strzok had lost his clearance.
The Daily Caller wrote of Strzok’s claim:
The statement appeared to be a contradiction to a claim that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made during an interview in June.
“Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance,” Sessions told conservative radio host Howie Carr on June 21.
But a DOJ official told TheDCNF that “Strzok was given a limited clearance in prep for today’s hearing which will end when this is over.”
Strzok was escorted out of FBI headquarters on June 15, a day after the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General referred him to the FBI for a disciplinary review over his Trump text messages.
Strzok was the FBI’s top investigator on the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. During that time, he spoke critically of Trump, calling the Republican an “idiot” and mocking his supporters.
Strzok was taken off of Mueller’s team back in July of 2017. This came after the barrage of anti-Trump text messages that he and Lisa Page had sent back and forth to one another were discovered. He is currently working for the FBI’s human resource division.
If Strzok is telling the truth and he still has top secret security clearance, there is something seriously wrong here. How does this guy still have security clearance… let alone a job at all?