After being appointed to Special Counsel Mueller’s team just over a month ago, ABC is now reporting that Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who oversaw the botched investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email case, has now decided to step down. ABC reports that their anonymous sources have yet to discover the reasons for Strzok’s sudden departure.
One of the FBI’s top investigators, tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller just weeks ago to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has left Mueller’s team, sources tell ABC News.
The recent departure of FBI veteran Peter Strzok is the first known hitch in a secretive probe that by all public accounts is charging full-steam ahead.
It’s unclear why Strzok stepped away from Mueller’s team of nearly two dozen lawyers, investigators and administrative staff. Strzok, who has spent much of his law enforcement career working counterintelligence cases and has been unanimously praised by government officials who spoke with ABC News, is now working for the FBI’s human resources division.
As The Daily Caller noted when Strzok was hired by Mueller last month, he is the same FBI agent who had the distinguished honor of interviewing Hillary Clinton just 3 days before she was cleared of all charged by former FBI Director James Comey.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has picked the FBI official who oversaw the Hillary Clinton email investigation to manage the investigation into any illegal connections between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Strzok was one of two U.S. officials who interviewed Clinton on July 2 as part of the federal investigation into classified information found on her private email server.
Strzok interviewed Clinton along with Justice Department official David Laufman.
Three days later, then-FBI Director James Comey announced that charges would not be filed against Clinton for mishandling classified information found on her server.
Perhaps Mueller decided that one massively botched investigation was enough for Strzok?
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