Pete Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team for sending anti-Trump texts has been discovered to have also interviewed two Hillary Clinton aides accused of giving false statements about what they knew of the former secretary of state’s private email server, reports The Daily Caller.
Neither of the two aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, faced legal consequences for their misleading statements they made when interviewed by Strzok.
Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to Trump, recently plead guilty to lying during an interview with Strzok on Jan. 24.
Apparently only those working for Trump can be convicted of giving false statements to the FBI and anyone working for Hillary can do it with no problem.
At the time, Strzok was the FBI’s top investigator on the investigation into Russian interference with the presidential election and was appointed to supervise that effort at the end of July 2016, just weeks before former FBI director James Comey gave his final statements regarding Clinton’s email server.
It has also been reported by CNN that it was Strzok who signed the documents to officially open the collusion inquiry.
The drastic difference in outcomes for Clinton’s aides and Trump’s advisor points out the double-standard the FBI holds for Republicans and Democrats and shows the biased work of high-ranking FBI officials that in turn can affect national elections.
FBI Director Christopher Wray will likely be pressed on the Strzok scandal on Thursday when he attends an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
Strzok’s participation in the Clinton investigation was significant in the fact that he conducted all of the most significant interviews in the case, including Hillary Clinton.
The Daily Caller has reviewed the interviews done by the FBI to Mills and Abedin and found that the aides told Strzok that they were not aware of Clinton’s email server until she left the State Department.
But undercutting both of those interviews are emails exchanged in which both Mills and Abedin either directly discussed or were involved in discussing Clinton’s server.