recently released transcripts
of documents by Senate Judiciary Chairman
Lindsey Graham there is a deposition by
FBI Supervisory Special Agent 1, Joseph
Pientka has always been a little bit of an enigma because his name,
exclusively, has been redacted from every official government document
within the full investigation of DOJ and FBI misconduct. Even in
tangential court documents (Flynn), related to Joseph Pientka and Peter
Strzok’s investigative collaboration, Pientka is ALWAYS
redacted from everything. The system
in DC essentially ‘ghosted’ him in all things. Now, the nature of
that motive is surfacing.
Senate transcripts are an indication of SSA
Pientka’s side of the stories, it would appear the testimony and
truthfulness of Pientka’s statements would be adverse to the interests
of EVERYONE who framed the Trump-Russia narrative.
testimony; and if we accept it is likely consistent with internal
investigative statements to the IG and others; it appears Pientka
realized the activity of the FBI was intentionally taken to hide the
truth of how intelligence was weaponized against the Trump
Pientka wanted to investigate Chris Steele in November of 2016 because
he knew something was sketchy. Following the use of Chris Steele
to get the FISA warrant on Carter Page -and by extension the Trump
administration- Pientka wanted to explore the motives of Steele and the
contacts he was using to push his narrative. That’s where FBI
Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, steps in and stops
recognized the significance of his reporting, the use in a FISA
application. I had questions about our intel validation was ongoing in
the Counterintelligence Division, and all of that contributed to my
“My request was to the FBI director of intelligence for them to do
what is considered an enhanced validation review, something outside
and independent of the Counterintelligence Division.”
said that he was told that the enhanced review was “turned off” at
Priestap’s direction, which led him to request a transfer off of the
Crossfire Hurricane team.
had a professional disagreement with stopping the enhanced validation
review,” Pientka said.
was a concern that you were so passionate about that it made you
terminate your association with the case, the team, and go back to the
Washington Field Office?” a Senate staffer asked Pientka.
was,” he replied. [Daily
Caller, Chuck Ross]
wanted to explore the motives of Steele and the contacts he was using to
push his narrative. FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill
Priestap, steps-in and stops Pientka.
Priestap did not want SSA Pientka to do a deep dive on Steele’s
objectives, and as a result Pientka asked to leave the Trump-Russia
investigation. Quite simply Pientka didn’t want anything to do
with it… or what the FBI “Crossfire Hurricane” team was doing.
Special Agent Joseph
Pientka III was first identified by Senator
Chuck Grassley in May of 2018 as the second FBI agent involved in the
2017 interview of Lt. General Michael Flynn.
by the FBI stonewalling his Senate inquiry, Chairman Grassley dropped
the revelation publicly on May 11th, 2018, in a
letter to the FBI.
the Committee’s oversight interest in the underlying documents
requested more than a year ago now outweighs any legitimate executive
branch interest in withholding it. So too does the Committee’s
interest in learning the FBI agents’ actual assessments of their
interview of Lt. Gen. Flynn, particularly given the apparent
contradiction between what then Directory Comey told us in March 2017
and what he now claims.
In addition, please make Special
Agent Joe Pientka available for a transcribed interview with
Committee staff no later than one week following the production of the
requested documents… (link)
FBI never produced Supervisory Special Agent (SSA-1) Joe Pientka for
Chairman Grassley’s committee, and the conflict between the Senate
Judiciary Committee and the FBI was never reconciled. (The DOJ/FBI
made it to the safety of the mid-term election.)
every single document containing information about the investigative
activity of FBI agent Pientka has kept his name redacted. Not a
single DOJ/FBI document has ever included his name.
around two months after Grassley outed his identity; we discover from
the Inspector General that the DOJ-NSD (National Security Division)
admitted to the FISA court that Agent Pientka was significantly less
than forthcoming with “factual omissions” in the Title-1 surveillance
application he assembled against Carter Page.
While the IG report doesn’t name SSA-1
as Joseph Pientka, all documentary evidence supported that Pientka was
indeed SSA-1. [This was also confirmed by Fox News reporter Gregg
Jarrett writing an article about SSA-1 Pientka, and by Jarrett being
contacted by the FBI as soon as he outed the agent.]
addition to the Flynn interview, the Inspector General Report notes the
importance of SSA-1 as he pertains to the FISA application.
Supervisory Agent Pientka’s lies and omissions to the FISC were
material – and made under penalty of perjury. He knew the dossier was
fraudulent. He knew about witness denials. In short, Pientka was
willfully blind to the court about the FISA application’s accuracy.
After the FISA Court was notified in about the issues (July 2018), and
before the IG report outlining the conduct of SSA1 was complete (Dec. 9,
2019)… sometime in mid 2019 Joseph Pientka was promoted by FBI Director
Christopher Wray and transferred to the San Francisco FBI Field Office
bailed out and went to work in the San Francisco Field Office. The
DC insiders then worked to keep Pientka far away, and put into place a
network operation to keep him hidden. Even his arrival at the San
Francisco Field Office was scrubbed after
CTH noted there was a brief mention of his new
the current statements made by Pientka had been made public, there is a
strong likelihood the entire Trump-Russia narrative would have
2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, SSA1 Pientka was in position to bring a lot
of sunlight to the corrupt intents of the DOJ, FBI and the Robert
now appears that after Joseph Pientka realized the FISA application was
fraudulent; and after he notified the FBI and Mueller Team he was not
willing to go along with the fraud and corrupt intent; he was ostracized
and shipped to San Francisco.
the testimony he gave on Tuesday August 27, 2020. He
was still there…
like FBI Special Agent in Charge, Brian Dugan (ie. the James Wolfe
investigation), there are FBI agents who could destroy the network of
corruption that was taking place within the DOJ and FBI from 2015
(Strzok et al) though 2019 (Mueller et al). This is not up for
in mind, as a personal commitment to the truth; and out of an abundance
of granting the benefit of the doubt to the Department of Justice; I
have personally walked through lead John Durham investigator, William
Aldenberg, on the location of each of these potential whistle-blowers
evidence they possess.
FBI SSA Joseph Pientka and FBI SSIC Brian Dugan hold information that is
ultimately connected to the larger operations… which also touches deeply
into the Senate Intelligence Committee motive and the Mueller probe
motive. The information is silo’d and segmented, but CTH
pulled each part out of the individual compartments and handed
it to William Aldenberg (John Durham’s lead
has been done…
reported the c rimes to David Johnson and Patricia Rich, who used to
run the San Francisco FBI office. Now we report to John Bennett and