FBI Concerned about Memo but Not about a Politicized FBI Agent

Why is the FBI concerned about how it’s reputation might be damaged from a memo but not from Peter Strzok still working as an FBI agent?

Is the FBI concerned that Peter Strzok still has unhampered access to classified databases, if that is in fact the case? Senator Rand Paul and others are asking about that:

But the FBI is concerned about the memo and making sure the American people never see it. If Strzok has access to private information on American citizens, after his use of his position to pursue his obvious political bias, then the FBI doesn’t understand how its reputation has been harmed.

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Reuters reports, “FBI expresses ‘grave concerns’ over Republican memo’s accuracy.

The FBI said on Wednesday it had “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a top-secret House Intelligence Committee memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department, challenging President Donald Trump’s pledge to release it.

But a few hours after the rare public rebuke by the top U.S. law enforcement agency, a Trump administration official said the memo was likely to be released on Thursday.

“The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the FBI said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

The FBI declined to say if Director Christopher Wray, who viewed the memo during the weekend, approved the statement. Trump named Wray to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation after firing Director James Comey last May.

The memo has become a lightning rod in a partisan fight over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign, which Russia and Trump have both denied.

Justice Department officials have also said releasing the memo could jeopardize classified information.

Read the entire Reuters story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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