AMAC Exclusive – By Aaron Flanigan
Following the release of the bombshell Durham report, the federal bureaucracy and media apparatus are suffering devastating blows to their credibility and legitimacy. But although the Durham report has provided a clear view of the Deep State’s endemic corruption, it has also raised a series of significant questions that demand answers—including the relationship and the amount of money changing hands between the media networks and the two chief Russiagate propagators Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe.
The Durham report, which confirmed that Russiagate was nothing more than a manufactured hoax intended to frame and discredit President Donald Trump, perhaps implicates no one more than ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok—who was fired by the FBI after an Inspector General’s report detailed extensive wrongdoing and anti-Trump bias in the Russian collusion hoax.
Given the fact that his actions severely undermined public trust in both federal law enforcement and the democratic process, it’s reasonable to think Strzok would be completely discredited and disgraced. But instead, he has been propped up by left-wing media outlets as a national hero, has since been hired by Georgetown University as an adjunct professor, and has regularly appeared as a guest on MSNBC and other left-wing networks to spread the same lies that led to his termination from the FBI.
Following the release of the Durham report, rather than accepting responsibility for his role in one of the most nefarious political witch hunts in American history, Strzok instead took a victory lap—taking to Twitter to post a list of individuals who faced charges stemming from the Mueller witch hunt, many of whom are alleged to have been set up or framed by the government’s actions. Furthermore, he bizarrely claimed that the Durham investigation “didn’t come up with anything” and “never should have taken place”—apparently continuing to live in a fantasy land where he is the good guy in this story.
In a similar vein, Andrew McCabe—the former Deputy FBI Director who was fired for numerous offenses also detailed in the Inspector General’s report—was hired by CNN as a contributor shortly after his termination. Like Strzok, the left-wing media complex has praised McCabe as a daring defender of “democracy”—and has refused to concede the Russia collusion delusion was a hoax.
During a CNN appearance following the Durham report’s release, McCabe outrageously insisted that the report “failed to come up with anything new,” claiming it was illegitimate and nothing more than a “political errand” for allies of Donald Trump. As false as this criticism is, the Russia investigation itself was most certainly a “political errand” for the Obama administration and left-wing radicals in the media and the deep state.
Despite Strzok’s and McCabe’s claims that they—and the FBI—are free from any wrongdoing, the Durham report concluded that “the Department [of Justice] and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report.” Senior officials at the FBI, the report continued, “displayed a serious lack of analytical rigor toward the information that they received, especially information received from politically-affiliated persons and entities.”
Both of these characterizations were obviously gross understatements, based on the content in the report itself.
“This information in part triggered and sustained [Russiagate] and contributed to the subsequent need for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation,” the report said. “In particular, there was significant reliance on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents.”
After he was fired by the FBI in 2018, McCabe lost his pension and other benefits typically awarded to federal employees. In the months following Joe Biden’s inauguration, however, the Department of Justice restored them, and agreed to expunge details regarding his firing from DOJ documents.
Now in the majority, House Republicans have an opportunity to find out not only who arranged such lucrative landings for Strzok and McCabe and how much they have been paid in their new roles, but also who was behind the decision to restore McCabe’s pension given his deception and betrayal of his oath of office.
A simple question for Congress to ask is: How much have Strzok and McCabe earned from left-wing networks for propagating slander and lies? How did they get their new jobs? Moreover, what media executives, lawyers, or Georgetown donors were responsible for the coverup of Strzok’s and McCabe’s actions at the FBI?
The Russiagate hoax has served as the basis of years of groundless investigations, political hit jobs, self-aggrandizing leftist television shows, and the weaponization of government against President Trump and other conservatives.
Strzok and McCabe stand as two of the most morally reprehensible federal actors in American history—which is not an easy status to achieve. House Republicans must fulfill their duty to the American people, uphold their oath to the Constitution, and hold them responsible.
Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.