Report: FBI agent dismissed from Mueller probe changed language to help exonerate Hillary

According to a new report from CNN FBI agent Peter Strzok may have helped Hillary avoid charges in the investigation into her email server.


A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” the source said.
The drafting process was a team effort, CNN is told, with a handful of people reviewing the language as edits were made, according to another US official familiar with the matter.
The shift from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” which may appear pedestrian at first glance, reflected a decision by the FBI that could have had potentially significant legal implications, as the federal law governing the mishandling of classified material establishes criminal penalties for “gross negligence.”
This is extremely troubling. We already knew that Comey exonerated Hillary before he was anywhere close to ending the probe.
This new revelation adds a new wrinkle to the story. We now see that a FBI official who was strongly anti-Trump actively worked to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison by changing the language in the FBI’s investigation.
This same agent was just dismissed from the Mueller probe from sending anti-Trump texts.

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