Skip to comments.FBI brass were ‘fired up’ about now-debunked Trump-Russia ties: texts, testimony
Posted on 05/24/2022 5:04:42 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano
On Sept. 21, 2016, two days after Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann gave then-FBI General Counsel James Baker info about a supposed digital back channel between the Trump Organization and Moscow-based Alfa Bank, agent Joe PIENTKA texted colleague Curtis Heide: “People on 7th floor to include Director are fired up about this server.”
“Did you guys open a case? Reachout [sic] and put tools on?” Pientka asked. “If not I will call Dan as Priestap says its [sic] not an option – we must do it.”
Later in the day, PIENTKA told Heide that a unit would be assigned to the case shortly, adding, “go forth and conquer.” He then referred Heide to FBI agent Nate Batty, who Pientka said was in possession of thumb drives handed over to Baker by Sussmann.
[W]ord,” PIENTKA responded, later adding in subsequent messages: “[S]weet. [T]hanks from us to all.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
FBI Joe PIENNTKA
Someone had his back. He’s in the middle of everything, just like Strzok.
Joseph Pientka, FBI supervisory special agent.
The IG report does not identify Pientka by name, but it says that a Supervisory Special Agent — “SSA 1” — took part in a Jan. 24, 2017 interview with Michael Flynn.
Pientka conducted the interview alongside his colleague, Peter Strzok.
Pientka is also the FBI agent who the bureau sent into an Aug. 17, 2016 briefing for the Trump campaign related to Russia’s election meddling. The IG report said that Pientka was sent into the briefing in order to gauge Flynn’s demeanor. Days earlier, the FBI added Flynn to the list of Trump associates who were targets of Crossfire Hurricane.
The IG report also said that SSA 1 supervised the Carter Page investigation and signed an authorization to submit the initial FISA warrant against the Trump aide.
Pientka was also responsible for confirming the completion of a document known as a Woods File, “and for double checking the factual accuracy review to confirm that the file contained appropriate documentation for each of the factual assertions in the FISA application.”
The IG said that the Woods File was “inaccurate, incomplete or unsupported by appropriate documentation,” raising questions about how thoroughly Pientka reviewed the evidence.
Source: Daily Caller
Geeking up about getting ‘someone’. As opposed to actually stopping actual crime (like an illegal server...). I hope that they are proud of themselves.
Why weren’t they “fired up” about the Hunter Biden laptop?
ALL should be in PRISON....LINDSAY ALSO!
Bongino had ALL this info YEARS AGO! Listen to his old PODCASTS!
That kinda says it all.
PIENTKA was involved with Europe, Halper, setting up Flynn, and more.
Strzok and Pienka traveled to Europe and came back giddy, and in 24-48 hrs Crossfire Hurricane was officially opened.
I think part of it was setting up Papadopolous, who was literally a nobody that had never met Trump and never been to Russia in his life.
2016? That’s ancient history! Statute of limitations has already expired.
What about Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, that’s what people are interested in now!
Will she grow a beard, and the two of them open a carnival?
Hey Hannity, you still believe that the FBI is 99% good guys? You”re a lost cause and you talk over your guests when they are making a point. I stopped watching you a couple years back. You are repetitious, tedious, and have the same damn commentators on almost every night. No one cares about Karl Rove or Linda Gramesty. No wonder Tucker has replaced you.
Director....That would be Comey...who I believe is/was leader of the pack.
“Hey Hannity, you still believe that the FBI is 99% good guys? You”re a lost cause and you talk over your guests when they are making a point. ...You are repetitious, tedious, and have the same damn commentators on almost every night. No one cares about Karl Rove or Linda Gramesty. “
A BIG DITTO!!!! Plus he tried to destroy and smear a nice woman candidate for Senate in PA. I stopped watching him on TV and listening to him on the radio. He’s boring and never offers up an intelligent thought. Alway “leading the witness” with his guests. Asking them obviously slanted questions to get them to say “yes, I agree with you Sean”. He’s a complete waste.
Gee, I wonder why Lindsey would shield him?
Seventh Floor “ To include Director.”
Comey needed Hatchet men. Comey couldn’t fill out the FISA warrants.
A Legion of Get Trump bureaucrats and agents
He signed them.
McCabe, Yates, Rosenstein, Comey and more signed them.
Plus the agent submitting them.
A year after Comey was fired, 13 months later, the FBi was signing FISA’s to spy on Trump and Admin.
Hard to lay that on Comey.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.