New story: Dismissed FBI agent also changed wording on Hillary email characterization

New story: Dismissed FBI agent also changed wording on Hillary email characterization

[Ed. – Prompting the question again: what kind of show are these people running?  Are we now going to hear that Peter Strzok made every false move attributable to the FBI over the last 18 months? Is he being set up to take the fall?  On something like changing the characterization of seriousness in the Hillary-email assessment, there’s no way Strzok made the move on his own say-so.]

A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” the sources said.

The drafting process was a team effort, CNN is told, with a handful of people reviewing the language as edits were made, according to another US official familiar with the matter.

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