The case is more than text messages.
Show me the application, dude — that was the underlying demand from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI director Chris Wray during House Judiciary hearing to determine a little bit more about Peter Strozk, the just-fired Robert Mueller attack dog.
Er, make that unbiased special counsel team investigator — right?
Hold the phone on that one. The water’s getting deep and murky. Jordan’s got the goods on that. Or at least, a theory that’s rocking, to say the least.
OK, just to bring up to speed — Strzok was the former deputy head of intelligence at the FBI, who ultimately changed the criminal term of “gross negligence” in director James Comey’s letter of findings on Clinton’s email server to the softer, less legally consequential “extreme carelessness.” Strzok’s also the guy who was hired to work with Mueller to uncover shreds of evidence that could tie President Donald Trump’s team to collusion with Russia. And, most recently, he’s also the guy who was just fired by Mueller after it was discovered he sent a text message or two that seemed to show an affinity for Hillary Clinton and simultaneous distaste for Trump.
Not exactly a background you’d want in a supposed unbiased investigator, right?
Well anyway, so off Strzok goes, into the good night, fired.
But as Jordan pointed out at Thursday’s hearing, and quite rightly so, the vast majority of Mueller’s hand-picked Trump take-down teammates — er, make that unbiased investigators — are Democratic donors. So why Strzok?
Why was Strzok — after all the leftist leanings he exhibited before being hired for Mueller’s team — why was he the one picked from all the bunches upon bunches of Democrat-loving Clinton and Barack Obama supporters working on this Russia collusion hunt to be the fall-guy for bias?
For a text message no less?
“Well here’s what I’m not getting. Peter Strozk is selected to be on Mueller’s team — after all this history, put on Mueller’s team — and then he’s removed for some pro-Clinton text messages,” Jordan said. “I mean there are all kinds of people on Mueller’s team who are pro-Clinton.”
Hmm. Good point, Mr. Jordan. Go on.
“If you kicked everybody off on Mueller’s team who was anti-Trump, I don’t think there’d be anybody left,” he said.
Right. And now for his main point: “It can’t just be some text messages … there’s got to be something more. And I’m trying to figure out what it is. But my hunch is, it has something to do with the dossier.”