August 24, 2019
I was skeptical of this yesterday because Patrick Byrne appears to be schizophrenic.
But I think he’s probably telling the basic truth that the FBI told him to date Butina. In fact, her own lawyers figured this out a while ago, as their own papers show.
Former FBI Director James Comey denied claims made by Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock, about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Byrne has claimed to multiple news outlets, including the Washington Examiner, that the FBI directed him to rekindle a romantic relationship with Maria Butina, the Russian gun rights activist who admitted in December to conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate conservative American political circles.
The orders came from then-FBI agent Peter Strzok and top officials in the Obama administration, including Comey, Byrne has alleged without providing evidence.
Comey called the allegations “ridiculous.” “The FBI doesn’t work that way,” Comey told CNN on Thursday.
Both a lawyer for Strzok and the FBI have declined to comment to the Washington Examiner.
Byrne, 57, revealed in July he had a sexual relationship with Butina after she approached him at a libertarian convention in Las Vegas in July 2015. Byrne said he held a low-level security clearance at the time and reached out to the U.S. government for approval to get to know Butina.
After receiving a “green light,” the two began a romantic relationship, which ended in March 2016. The FBI asked him four months later to rekindle the relationship, he said. Butina’s lawyer, Robert Driscoll, confirmed the 30-year-old had a relationship with Byrne.
“The second period, I did it because I was instructed to rekindle it. However, I decided that was not the right thing to do,” Byrne told the Washington Examiner. “But I was told where the orders came from, and the orders came from high enough that I accepted the orders. I just want America to know that I didn’t lay a finger on her that second time.”
James Comey is no better than a sickening Jew – you can tell he’s lying by the fact that he’s talking.
The fact that Byrne may be a paranoid schizophrenic does not mean that he isn’t saying something here.
I still don’t actually understand what any of this means, or why the FBI would want Byrne to be dating Butina, or how that links to what Byrne claims was a plan to bring down Ted Cruz and blackmail Hillary Clinton. But I think there is something going on here.
And it should be investigated by William Barr.
Though unlike Byrne, I do not have any faith in William Barr, seeing as how he let Jeffrey Epstein be murdered and then acted all confused.
Furthermore, I want to add: it’s possible that Byrne did do something with Butina for the FBI, but that he is being sent out there now to create a distraction from this Epstein drama. For two days, Epstein has not been a top story. People should keep that in mind when trying to figure this out, and considering how confusing it is.