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Yet Another FBI Official Departs While Under Investigation In Text Message Scandal

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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:04 AM
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News reports are surfacing that the longtime head of public affairs at the FBI
who was a confidant of former director James Comey is suddenly departing.

This time it is yet another FBI Agent that was involved with HIllary Clinton,
and mentioned in the now infamous texts of demoted agent Strzok.


Kortan also was front and center during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and especially in July 2016 -- coordinating media coverage and handing out copies of Comey’s public statement recommending against criminal charges in the investigation into mishandling of classified information. Kortan more recently surfaced in text messages released between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. While those texts have drawn attention for their anti-Trump sentiments,

Kortan also seemed to surface in a message warning about the contents of 302s, which were FBI interview summaries from the Clinton email case, that weren’t given to Congress up-front. In the September 2016 text, Strzok wrote that “there are VERY inflammatory things in the 302s we didn’t turn over to [Congress]…that are going to come out in FOIA and absolutely inflames Congress. I’m sure Jim and Trisha and Dave and Mike are all considering how things like that play out as they talk amongst themselves.”

www.foxnews.com...


“Mike” would appear to be a reference to Kortan.

He was mentioned as having something to do with the altered 302's
and that they were withheld from Congress.

302’s are FBI forms used to document interviews/interrogations.
They detail answers to questions given as well as who was present
during the interview.


Twitter - The Last Refugee
twitter.com...

This is undeniably a total housecleaning at the least.

Since the FBI and DOJ are under Congressional investigation
this is more likely those cutting deals while they can, while
they are under an OIG investigation.

Those in the Strzok Texts who are out!

“Jim”, James Baker (FBI Chief Legal Counsel) was removed in January.
“Mike” Michael Kortan (FBI Asst. Director Public Affairs) quits last 24 hours
“Dave” David Laufman (DOJ – National Security Division, Deputy Asst. Attorney General in charge of counterintelligence)
suddenly steps down

Related ATS threads and news articles

Two More Officials Cited In FBI Texts Step Down
Justice Dept. Official Who Helped Oversee Clinton, Russia Probes Steps Down

James Baker - Out at FBI

Just recently, other texts were released that show Strzok and Page
prepping for briefings with Comey.

FBI lovers' latest text messages: Obama 'wants to know everything'

Others that are out following the firing of former Director James Comey

Some of this could also be fallout from the ongoing investigation into
Former DD Andew McCabe, who is under a DOJ investigation.

FBI Deputy Director McCabe steps Down

DOJ Investigating McCabe"s Role in Clinton Email Case

Justice Department Official Who Helped Oversee Clinton Russia probes steps down

FBI Agent Who Was Comey's Assistant Leaves FBI To Work At ..... CNN!?

Official Linked To Dossier Loses Both Top Level Positions

Who is left? Who is next?

The list is growing long, and those mentioned in the Strzok Texts
seem to be going down fast, and far too many to just
be a coincidence!


edit on 9-2-2018 by burntheships because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

I think it's evident that the patriot act put in place an environment that is to tempting to abuse.

If mass surveillance is tapped into to find wrongdoing, they could always back track to find reasons for a warrant.

I hope this is the issue that gets addressed rather than the topic being overshadowed by politics.

We can hold politicians and public officials accountable through stringent rules of using government supplied email and cell phones. This will ensure security and transparency.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:16 AM
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" head of public affairs " eh.

Maybe he and Strzok&Page should be in charge of "Private" affairs 😧

Another one down the tubes 😁



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

At least the Patriot Act keeps records that somebody can eventually reveal 😧

🥁🔐


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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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How in the world does Rosenstein still have a job..

He signed one of the FISC warrants....

Can you imagine keeping a guy working for you who signed off on a warrant to spy on you?

He would’ve been gone the moment I saw the Nunes memo...

Rosensteins time is coming....and I can’t wait

-Chris



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: CriticalStinker

At least the Patriot Act keeps records that somebody can eventually reveal 😧

🥁🔐



You let me know when that's been used against one of the elites.

They just need to abide by existing rules and protocols regarding work related communications.

But let's not sit here and pretend they would release anything of value found through the NSA.

They give us enough to make the partisan citizens bicker.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

Strozk wasn't demoted.
Lie # one.
I'll be back with more.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

S&F

It's really getting hard for anyone to deny that the "upper" FBI was being used as a political weapon just like Obama used the IRS.

Great job listing them all out!



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: burntheships

Strozk wasn't demoted.
Lie # one.
I'll be back with more.


???

He was formerly the head of 2 divisions. Now he rides a desk in HR.

I may not be the sharpest bulb in the tool shed....but that doesn't sound like a lateral move or promotion to me.


That was Ohr....my mistake.

Strzok was just removed from the Mueller case.
edit on 2/9/2018 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

BFFT I love you to death but you have to know how pointless that is.

They will be in chains and locked away and she will be tunneling them out.
edit on 2/9/2018 by Martin75 because: Damn spell check... hmpft



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: burntheships




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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

That was lie #1 Silly will be back with more.




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

Dropping like flies...but nothing to see here...



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: burntheships

I think it's evident that the patriot act put in place an environment that is to tempting to abuse.

If mass surveillance is tapped into to find wrongdoing, they could always back track to find reasons for a warrant.


Very important points!

The FISA court is only part of this problem. The Patriot Act
allows for wiretapping - warrantless - which was abused in
this situation by a sitting president to spy on an opposition
candidate. Unprecedented abuse.



I hope this is the issue that gets addressed rather than the topic being overshadowed by politics.

We can hold politicians and public officials accountable through stringent rules of using government supplied email and cell phones. This will ensure security and transparency.


I think the time has come, Wray and Sessions are cleaning house, and
from the looks of things this is a full cleaning. I imagine we will
know more once the OIG report comes out, maybe there
will be further consequences.

As we all know, accountability without consequences is hardly effective.




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
" head of public affairs " eh.

Maybe he and Strzok&Page should be in charge of "Private" affairs 😧

Another one down the tubes 😁



Interestingly enough, "Mike" was in charge of the FBI news
releases that hit about the time Comey was meeting with Obama
to get "full reports".




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Christosterone
How in the world does Rosenstein still have a job..

He signed one of the FISC warrants....

Can you imagine keeping a guy working for you who signed off on a warrant to spy on you?



I am wondering myself.

There must be some kind of a strategy is all I can imagine
at this point. The opposition is being slowly canned.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

I like Silly. I think she provides a valuable counterpoint to what would otherwise be an echo chamber.

While I disagree with her so often, due to the rarity of the viewpoint she represents here (despite being rather widespread in the real world), i value her input on ATS quite highly.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: burntheships

originally posted by: Christosterone
How in the world does Rosenstein still have a job..

He signed one of the FISC warrants....

Can you imagine keeping a guy working for you who signed off on a warrant to spy on you?



I am wondering myself.

There must be some kind of a strategy is all I can imagine
at this point. The opposition is being slowly canned.

We can only hope that eventually all the bad actors will get flushed down the toilet, and the FBI will be at least mostly trustworthy again.

Because if that doesn't happen, then honestly the only choice left will be to tear it all down and build a new agency from the ground up.


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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: burntheships

Strozk wasn't demoted.
Lie # one.
I'll be back with more.


Right, we all know that going from the Top Investigator at The FBI
to a HR desk in the basement is not a demotion, LOL.........

Top FBI Investigator Leaves Russia Probe

.......While your name is plastered 24/7 on news and TV
about texts with your mistress and now all is
out and your colleagues are dropping like
flies losing top FBI and DOJ positions.




edit on 9-2-2018 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: burntheships


Very important points!

The FISA court is only part of this problem. The Patriot Act
allows for wiretapping - warrantless - which was abused in
this situation by a sitting president to spy on an opposition
candidate.


I watched an interesting Vice news bit (before they became mainstream), it detailed how the big defense suppliers (specifically drone or spy related) were doing a bulk of their business aimed towards citizens.

There has been to much money and effort vested by corporate interest for international leverage for citizens to wisen up.

We've already seen surveillance tactics used by private contractors against protesters.

This is all just the beginning, and every time people start to wake up, I fear there will be an "event" to justify the system in place.




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