“STRZOK CREATED A FALSE DOCUMENT”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 13, 2018) — On Monday night’s “Hannity,” Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that now-fired FBI counterintelligence deputy chief Peter Strzok “ran” the investigation into whether or not anyone in the Trump campaign “colluded” with Kremlin operatives.
The former New York City mayor also said that the four applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC, sometimes called “the FISA court”), used to procure surveillance warrants on Carter Page for almost a year, are fraudulent.
“Strzok created a false document,” Giuliani said at approximately 9:31 p.m. EDT, minutes later stating that there was “perjury on the affidavit.” The dossier was used as a probable cause affidavit to convince the court that the DOJ and FBI had a need to monitor Page’s communications.
Giuliani also revealed that “the day” the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server “was dropped” in July 2016, the now-infamous “dossier” appeared, which Giuliani said was the impetus to open the Trump-Russia counterintelligence probe.
Strzok had been the second-highest official in the FBI’s counterintelligence division.
Of former CIA Director John Brennan, Giuliani said, “He takes a false affidavit…he gets a couple senators involved…even in the order appointing Mueller, they don’t point out any crime.”
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is conducting the Trump “collusion” probe launched by Strzok and perhaps others at the FBI.
According to Hannity, Strzok is the sixth high-ranking FBI official to resign or be terminated since early 2017 after Trump took office.
Late Monday The Washington Post reported that Strzok was fired for the “anti-Trump texts” he sent his then-paramour, former FBI counsel Lisa Page. Page resigned in early May.
On Monday morning, appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Giuliani said he has seen all of the documents Mueller’s investigation has produced thus far and is confident there was no “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.