Since the Justice Department won’t fill in the blanks on which Special Agent is getting a free pass – on charges of using and protecting a source after deactivation – the world is free to guess who it might be.
At CNS News, they pride themselves as “the right news, right now.” Kudos to their reporter Terence P. Jeffrey for catching a carefully buried and hidden announcement by the Department of “Justice.” What they released is totally astounding.
First, they lay out a laundry list of a special agent’s crimes, confirmed by their own Inspector General, including “using” and “protecting” a “source” “after deactivation,” then they casually end the official statement with the phrase, “Criminal prosecution of the SA was declined.”
What they don’t say appears to be exponentially more important than what they do say. For the government agency charged with discovering all of the who, what, how, why and where’s of serious crimes, this time they are playing it so close to the vest it raises eyebrows. Who gets to walk away clean? What makes him so special? Who does he know? Why won’t they say?
The DOJ just started a new internet game of fill in the blank which could have been avoided by just a few more details and a more publicized statement. If it’s really harmless, they would have done that.
Even if these names don’t properly fill in the blanks, is it a foreshadowing of things to come in future investigations?
In a report titled: Investigative Summary, posted by the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice on August 6, 2018, they report “[f]indings of Misconduct by an FBI Special Agent.”
The charges include: receiving gifts from a former Federal Bureau of Investigation confidential human source, using the source after deactivation, protecting the source and the source’s illegal business, misusing FBI assets for personal gain, lack of candor, and computer security policy violations.
The OIG carefully avoids naming any names or divulging any identifying information.
Their probe was initiated when the FBI’s Inspection Division sent over information alleging that “an FBI Special Agent (SA) had an inappropriate relationship with a former FBI Confidential Human Source (CHS), including receiving money and other items of value from the CHS.
Christopher Steele is also confirmed by numerous outlets and court documents as a “CHS” for the FBI. Peter Strzok a Special Agent and he was in the news that first week of August. So was Bruce Ohr.
Coincidentally, August 6 was the same day that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, (R-Ca.), announced “Bruce Ohr, a former top official in the Justice Department, will become ‘more and more important’ as GOP lawmakers look for evidence of power abuse and corruption at the highest levels of the Obama administration.”
While officially holding the rank of associate deputy attorney general, it’s not clear if Ohr also has credentials as a “special agent.” Andrew McCabe, who also held that post, was called a “supervisory special agent,” and is another candidate for the SA role. James Comey was often referred to as special agent while Director of the FBI.
The buried OIG investigation report states they “substantiated the allegations that the SA received gifts, including money and items of value from the CHS, in violation of federal regulations regarding standards of conduct for federal employees and FBI policy.” Christopher Steele reportedly threw a lot of money around.
The OIG “further found that the SA: continued to use the CHS after the CHS had been deactivated by the FBI.”
After Steele was “deactivated” for leaking like a sieve to the press, recently declassified emails show that Bruce Ohr continued to act as an intermediary between Steele and the FBI.
The SA “protected the CHS and the CHS’s illegal business.” We know from Ohr’s own emails that he bent over backwards to help Steele, the former MI-6 agent who was hired by the same company that Ohr’s wife worked for, Fusion GPS.
As far as “illegal business,” who knows what could be lurking in Steele’s closet, if the unnamed “CHS” turns out to be him.
The SA is also accused of misusing FBI assets for personal gain and committing computer security violations, “all in violation of federal regulations and FBI policy.” No matter who this rogue agent is, most Americans would prefer to see him behind bars.
The OIG “also found that the SA improperly withheld information related to a state criminal investigation from a local police department,” kind of like Peter Strzok is alleged to have done in the “pizzagate” investigation.
When the NYPD was ready to hold a press conference detailing all the disgusting things that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, “Strzok sent a text off to his adulterous lover in the Justice Department, Lisa Page, on September 28.” Conservative Daily Post reported.
“Got called up to Andy’s earlier … hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny, includes a ton of material from spouse. Sending team up tomorrow to review … this will never end…”
He’s also a liar. The anonymous special agent stands accused of providing “false information to the police department regarding the CHS’s status as an FBI CHS, which actions were wholly inconsistent with the SA’s obligations as a federal law enforcement officer.”
“The OIG also found that the SA lacked candor with the FBI and the OIG, in violation of FBI policy.”
Despite all of that, “Criminal prosecution of the SA was declined.” Possibly because whoever made that decision does not want to end up like Vince Foster or Seth Rich.
As far as the OIG, they completed their part and sent it to the FBI which is all they get to do.