Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mighty Peter Has Strzok Out

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The New York Times broke the story yesterday. Top FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who with FBI lawyer Lisa Paige, worked tirelessly to protect Hillary Clinton and bring down Donald Trump, was fired Monday.

In breaking the story, the NYT insisted that Trump had "seized" on Strzok's thousands of biased, activist emails, framing the story around President Trump's tweets, rather than the corruption within the bureau that has been laid bare before the public over the past year.

Bottom line: Mighty Peter has Strzok out.

Here's what happened. Be informed.

In the spirit of the baseball season, I thought of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's epic poem, "Casey At The Bat when I read the New York Times breaking story about FBI agent turned activist Peter Strzok being fired.

Thayer's poem is a little lengthy (about 2-3 minutes to read) but it's worth it. Read it. It personifies the spirit of America's game---baseball, in both 1888 when it was first published, and now.

It begins with, "The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:..."

That pretty well describes the mood of the Left (and some on the right) in the hours America was learning that Donald Trump had beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

When Hillary stepped to the plate for the second time to compete for the most powerful office in the world---the Left was ecstatic. The stands roared. They believed she could beat any Republican---particularly an inexperienced political player like Trump.

Thayer described this kind of moment: "Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; For Casey, mighty Casey was advancing to the bat."

The expectations were high that Hillary would win the 2016 contest---hit a home run--- and advance President Obama's and the far Left's agenda. The elite on both coasts and the press were reassuring each other it was a done deal---they just had to go through the motions of playing the game.

The word "inevitable" was used a lot.

Top FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Paige, in sync with their FBI boss Andrew McCabe, were working with that assurance---texting back and forth as they firmed up the plan to keep our country traveling Left with Hillary.

Thayer notes that "There was ease in Casey's manner...a smile lit Casey's face."

Text messages between Strzok and Paige, a top FBI lawyer, showed the confidence that they could handle anything---they would not lose this game.

Paige wrote to Strzok asking, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president right? Right?

Strzok replied, "No. No, he won't. We'll stop it."

We have learned over the past months that Strzok and Paige even had a backup plan---they called it an "insurance plan" that we now know was the infamous "Russian Dossier" that was actually paid for by Hillary and the Democratic Party.

Breitbart News reviews the chronology of the various steps taken to influence and manipulate the American people through the media and elsewhere leading up to the election.

When election results became public on that fateful election night in November, the smile was gone, replaced with a sneer. Hillary collapsed. Strzok stepped up even more determined to dispose of a Trump presidency which was now inevitable---unless the "insurance policy" paid off.

In Thayer's tale, Casey took the first pitch, saying "it ain't my style" as the ump called "strike one." And the crowd yelled, "Kill the ump, kill the ump."

In the tale of the FBI corruption, Strzok and his allies dug in for the next pitch.

The second pitch also failed to yield the needed home run.

When State Department emails---thousands of them---were discovered to have been sent to Hillary's assistant through her husband Anthony Weiner's laptop, Strzok decided to have a conference call instead of actually going up to New York and investigating.

There were other priorities.

Rather than probe the newly discovered emails, Strzok opted to further investigate possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian operatives.

He had one more pitch---one more chance to hit that much-needed home run.

When the much anticipated Inspector General's report finally came out regarding this whole matter, although "casting a cloud over the entire FBI investigation," the inspector general concluded there existed no evidence to suggest Strzok's decisions were tainted by bias.

When Strzok testified before the Congressional committee last month, he claimed that his beliefs, including personal emails that called Trump an "idiot" and a "disaster", didn't really mean that. And it certainly didn't impair his work with the FBI.

Who but the home crowd believed that?

His mistress, Lisa Paige, would refute that in a few days in her testimony, where she told the committee the emails meant exactly what they said.

She has since left her job with the FBI. And Peter Strzok had been demoted and reassigned to human resources.

Until yesterday.

The FBI, in an attempt to save the day, did the right thing and fired him.

Thayer describes it like this:

"The sneer is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate, he pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate; And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go, And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey's blow."
"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout..."
"But there is no joy in Mudville---mighty Casey has struck out."

The action taken by the FBI should spark new hope on both sides, that an individual, any individual can use the power of the government and its agencies to manipulate and subvert the will of the people in the most prosperous, blessed and free nation in the history of the world.

Although the New York Times focuses its reporting on Trump "seizing" upon these biased emails---all us fans of America out here know the truth.

Mighty Peter has Strzok out.

But there will likely be another game at a later date.

Be Informed. Be Faithful. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.