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  • 'I got that wrong': Peter Strzok admits he botched timeline on opening of Trump-Russia investigation

    'I got that wrong': Peter Strzok admits he botched timeline on opening of Trump-Russia investigation

    Former FBI agent Peter Strzok admitted that he got a key element about the genesis of the Trump-Russia investigation wrong following a question from the Washington Examiner despite the fired bureau agent’s central role in opening Crossfire Hurricane.

    H/T: Washington Examiner

    Strzok incorrectly claimed in his new book, Compromised, that Australian diplomat Alexander Downer was spurred to inform the U.S. government about a May 2016 conversation he had in a London wine bar with George Papadopoulos, in which the Trump campaign associate mentioned that Russia might have dirt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after hearing then-candidate Donald Trump say in July 2016, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails.”

    “So, I got that wrong. So, I was writing my book without the benefit of the notes — the FBI had those — and the IG report had not been issued,” Strzok said. “What happened was there was a big dump through WikiLeaks that occurred prior to the Australians notifying us, and it’s absolutely as the IG report describes it. [The Australians] saw that, that prompted their memory of the conversation, and then they began the process of contacting us overseas and giving that information to us. My recollection is, and the reason why I mentioned that conversation about Trump’s speech and ‘Russia, are you listening?’ — when we finally in the counterintelligence division got that leave from the friendly foreign government, it was at the same time as Trump was making those comments, which were really concerning.”

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