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LAN network cables plugged into a Bitcoin mining computer server are pictured in Bitminer Factory in Florence, Italy, April 6, 2018. Picture taken April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Following the money trail using Bitcoin is actually easier than trying to track U.S. dollars.

In the past week, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)indicted twelve Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign through a bold and sophisticated hacking campaign. Notably though, the indictment’s tenth count detailed how these intelligence officers, members of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU), mined and used cryptocurrencies to fund the infrastructure necessary to carry out their operations.

The indictment notes that the GRU officers “conspired to launder the equivalent of more than $95,000 through a web of transactions structured to capitalize on the perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.” Though the GRU officers also used fiat currencies to fund their efforts, the indictment states that “they primarily used bitcoin when purchasing servers, registering domains, and otherwise making payments in furtherance of hacking activity. Many of these payments were processed by companies located in the United States that provided payment processing services to hosting companies, domain registrars, and other vendors both international and domestic. The use of bitcoin allowed the [GRU officers] to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds.”

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The Early Edition: July 18, 2018

Signup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here.Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT

“In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,’” President Trump said in prepared remarks to reporters, walking back on the comments he made at yesterday’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital of Helsinki following their summit meeting. At the news conference, Trump contradicted the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny report at CNN.

“I thought that I made myself very clear, but having just reviewed the transcript … I realized that there is a need for some clarification,” President Trump explained, adding that “I have felt very strongly that while Russia’s actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election, let me be totally clear in saying … that I accept our American intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.” Dartunorro Clark reports at NBC News.

Trump said he has “full faith” in U.S. intelligence services and explained that he had meant to say “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia” who had interfered in the U.S. election. The U.S. president also claimed that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and said that other countries could have been meddling too, Michael C. Bender, Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas report at the Wall Street Journal.

A full transcript of Trump’s remarks to reporters yesterday is provided by the New York Times.

The president made the remarks after coming under intense pressure from advisers, allies and critics; however, he did not explain or withdraw many of the assertions he made at the Helsinki press conference, including his criticisms of the F.B.I. and Justice Department’s Russia investigations and his comments about Putin’s “extremely strong and powerful” denial of Russian involvement in the U.S. election. Mark Landler and Maggie Haberman report at the New York Times.

Several Republican members of Congress expressed outrage at the president’s comments at the Helsinki conference, while other lawmakers and Trump allies welcomed the president’s clarification. Ashley Parker, Robert Costa and Felicia Sonmez report at the Washington Post.

The president’s clarification failed to mollify the Democrats who described Trump’s statement as political damage control and criticizing Trump for his statement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) saying that the president “made a horrible statement” and that by saying “other people” could also have been responsible for election interference, he showed that he “couldn’t even bring himself to back off.” Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey report at Reuters.

Some lawmakers have been exploring taking legislative action following the Helsinki summit. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he was considering passing a resolution in support of the U.S. intelligence community and U.S. allies; several Republican and Democratic Senators have proposed increasing sanctions against Russia; and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said he was willing to consider additional sanctions, John Whitesides and Susan Heavey report at Reuters.

The Russian Defense Ministry said yesterday that it was ready to implement “agreements on international security” reached by Trump and Putin at their meeting, however it is not clear whether any agreements were reached and spokespeople in Washington have said they are unaware of any deals. Missy Ryan and Carol Morello report at the Washington Post.

Senate Democrats sent a letter to Trump yesterday demanding details about his private meeting with Putin, explaining that the “Russian Ministry of Defense publicly stated [yesterday] that it is prepared to start implementing an agreement you apparently struck in Helsinki with President Putin, an agreement that neither Congress nor the American people have been informed about.” Jordain Carney reports at the Hill.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week for a public hearing on the Trump administration’s Russia policy following the Helsinki summit. Robbie Gramer and Amy MacKinnon report at Foreign Policy.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has signaled an openness to holding talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu for the first time since 2015. The possibility has emerged following the Helsinki summit, Phil Stewart reports at Reuters.

The Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has quietly but forcefully defended the intelligence community against attacks by President Trump and has drawn praise from current and former intelligence officers for insisting that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and that Moscow poses a threat to America. Julian E. Barnes explains at the New York Times.

Trump told reporters yesterday that he discussed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program with Putin and that there was no need to rush efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Reuters reports.

The Trump-Putin meeting could have been worse, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said yesterday, explaining it does not appear that Trump made significant concessions to Putin with regard to the annexation of Crimea or the war in Ukraine. Marcin Goclowski reports at Reuters.

Estonian authorities released a statement yesterday saying that Putin’s plane trespassed into N.A.T.O. airspace without clearance while en route to Helsinki. Andrew E. Kramer reports at the New York Times.

TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT: OPINION & ANALYSIS

An overview of the backlash to Trump’s performance in Helsinki and his subsequent climb-down is provided by Matthew Nussbaum, Nancy Cook and Christopher Cadelago at POLITICO.

Trump’s remarks yesterday reversing claims at the Helsinki summit were welcome; however, the president “still doesn’t seem to understand the nature of the adversary known as Vladimir Putin whom he wants to make his friend,” the Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. The editorial board calls on Congress to formulate a “containment strategy” for both Putin and Trump.

Republican lawmakers “who are serious about defending American democracy and undoing the damage of Mr. Trump’s global submissiveness have the power to take action,” the New York Times editorial board writes, calling for legislative action and political courage.

The president “has crafted a method of apology that is equal parts retreat and doubling down,” Marc Fisher writes at the Washington Post, analyzing Trump’s remarks yesterday and providing an overview of his approach to apologies.

Trump and Putin may have made agreements on economic relations, Crimea, Syria, the new START nuclear weapons treaty and energy, Patrick Wintour explains at the Guardian, noting that the “absence of an agreed statement leaves secret the status and extent of any practical agreements reached either between the U.S. president and his Russian counterpart or in the later wider meeting between officials.”

TRUMP-RUSSIA

A U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against Russian woman Mariia Butina yesterday, also adding a charge accusing Butina of acting as a Russian government agent – a charge which carries a 10-year sentence. Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun Russian group Right to Bear Arms, was charged on Monday with conspiracy to take actions on behalf of the Russian government, Reuters reports.

Butina’s visible online presence and her alleged passion for gun rights, President Trump and improved U.S.-Russian relations was a ruse, according to federal prosecutors, who allege that Butina’s social media persona was a cover for Butina to further Russia’s agenda within the Republican Party. Butina served for three years as part of a low-cost, low-risk influence operation run by senior Russian official Alexander Torshin and assisted by an unnamed American operative with Republican ties, Sharon LaFraniere, Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Goldman report at the New York Times.

Butina, 29-years old, is scheduled to appear today at a bail hearing in federal court in Washington.Butina allegedly focused her efforts on individuals associated with a gun-rights organization unnamed in the court papers but identifiable as the National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) – which in turn has not returned phone calls and emails seeking comment, Julie Bykowicz and Del Quentin Wilber report at the Wall Street Journal.

“I know I had dinner with [Butina] along with another member, along with a visiting delegation to Russia, is that something we should be worried about?” queried Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). Rohrabacher added “it’s ridiculous … it’s stupid … she’s the assistant of some guy who is the head of the bank and is a member of their Parliament. That’s what we call a spy? That shows you how bogus this whole thing is,” Kyle Cheney reports at POLITICO.

Rep. Greg Meeks (D.-N.Y.) has said that he attended on an August 2015 trip to Russia organised by Rohrabacher, claiming that he went along as a Democratic “counterbalance” to Rohrabacher’s pro-Russian politics. Meeks has claimed that he was not familiar with Butina and did not know if she was involved in the Russian meetings on the trip, adding “my dialogue was 180 degrees different than the dialogue of Mr. Rohrabacher,” Jackie Kucinich and Spencer Ackerman report at The Daily Beast.

An analysis of how Butina was able to gain access to elite conservative circles, including the N.R.A and the Conservative Political Action Conference, is provided by Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig at the Washington Post.

Butina’s U.S. associates may too be under threat, Jon Swaine and Lois Beckett write at the Guardian, charting Butina’s infiltration into the echelons of the conservative establishment.

Butina’s various public appearances at schools, universities and summer camp in South Dakota are explored by Eli Rosenberg at the Washington Post.

National Security Agency (N.S.A.) Director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Paul Nakasone has directed the two organizations to coordinate actions to counter potential Russian interference in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Nakasone wants to improve coordinatation between N.S.A. intelligence-gathering on Russian cyber-activities and CyberCom’s plans to disrupt Kremlin operations, Ellen Nakashima reports at the Washington Post.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked a federal judge to grant immunity to five witnesses likely to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, providing an insight into Mueller’s team’s strategy for the trial expected to begin next week. The five witnesses have refused to testify based on their right against self-incrimination, Aruna Viswanatha reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Mueller has requested that his immunity motions are sealed, and stay that way unless the witnesses testify, with Mueller citing the risk of “undue harassment” or “reputational harm” should the witnesses’ identities be disclosed. Tom Winter and Tracy Connor report at NBC.

It is unclear who the witnesses might be, but various individuals familiar with Manafort’s finances and his extravagant spending habits are expected to be among those called by the prosecution. Josh Gerstein reports at POLITICO.

Manafort is charged with money laundering and lobbying violations related to his work for pro-Russia parties in Ukraine before joining the Trump campaign. Manafort has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty last year – despite the fact that a former business associate Richard Gates pleaded guilty to similar charges – and was sent to jail last month for violating the terms of his bail, Josh Bowden reports at the Hill.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and retiring House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) have blocked a push from conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Their comments on the issue have drawn criticism from conservative Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) who are leading the impeachment campaign, Rachel Bade and Kyle Cheney write at POLITICO.

Robert Mueller is doing his duty and must be allowed to continue, “because the idea of an America united by the rule of law is too important to lose” former F.B.I and C.I.A. Director William Webster argues at the New York Times.

Mueller’s indictment of officers from Russian intelligence agency G.R.U. is so comprehensive that it should represent a major humiliation for organization, but in Helsinki “the president missed Mueller’s brilliant pass and turned it into a major American own goal,” Thomas Rid comments at POLITICO Magazine.

Mueller’s recent indictment should not be regarded as merely a law-enforcement instrument, but rather an effective offensive in an ongoing information war, Mark Galleoti comments at Foreign Policy.

SYRIA

A deal was reached yesterday for the evacuation of two Shi’ite pro-regime towns Syrian towns al-Fuaa and Kafraya, enabling thousands to leave after three years of siege by Sunni rebel forces. Residents of the towns in northwestern Idlib province are all expected to leave under a major agreement reached between government ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara, which also commits the Syrian government to release hundreds of prisoners. AFP reports.

Negotiators from al-Qaeda-linked rebel coalition Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were involved in the negotiations, with the resumption of talks aimed at averting a possible military campaign by the Syrian army and Iranian backed militias to end the siege, Reuters reports.

Buses arrived today in the two villages to evacuate some 7,000 residents, according to al-Manar T.V., run by Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah group. Syrian state T.V. reported that at least 88 buses had entered the two towns so far, along with Syrian Arab Red Crescent (S.A.R.C.) ambulances for sick residents, Reuters reports

Talks aimed at ceding the largest opposition stronghold in southwestern Syria to the government have failed, provoking an intense overnight bombing strike on the densely populated town of Nawa killing a dozen people and injuring over a hundred, activists and rescuers said today. U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the “frenzied” bombing campaign continued into today, with at least 350 missiles fired into Nawa and surrounding areas, the AP reports.

“It’s like doomsday,” commented one Nawa resident, adding there that there were “many corpses in the streets and everyone is unable to pull them.” Reuters reports.

Dozens of Syrians seeking refuge yesterday near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights were turned away by Israeli soldiers, according to a local journalist and video from Reuters. Israel Defense Force (I.D.F.) troops ordered the Syrians to return to a nearby camp, Kareem Khadder and Tamara Qiblawi report at CNN.

“People from the refugee camps went very close to the border to ask for protection because the bombardment is very close to Quneitra,” said a source near the Golan Heights, adding “it’s a tragedy.” Kareem Shaheen reports at the Guardian.

The Syrian civilians approaching the border waved white flags at Israeli soldiers and demanded protection from the relentless airstrikes, the brief protest following a suspected Russian airstrike that hit a school in the village of Ain el-Tineh and leaving at least 10 people dead. Sarah El Deeb reports at the AP.

“I think that we have really done all that can be done,” Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Tel Aviv radio station 103 FM, adding that “we are not prepared to accept even one refugee. That’s not our job. There are lots of Arab countries, rich countries.” Reuters reports.

“Our militaries do get along very well, and they do coordinate in Syria and other places,” Trump claimed at the Helsinki summit, adding that “our militaries actually have gotten along probably better than our political leaders, for years.” Records of military collaboration between the U.S. and Russia in Syria, however, provide a mixed picture, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons-Neff explain at the New York Times.

Trump’s stance at the Helsinki summit was a clear indication that Putin will remain the kingmaker in Syria, and his position will not be challenged by the U.S. for now, Yury Barmin comments at Al Jazeera.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 14 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq between July 9 and July 15. [Central Command]

IRAN

“We convinced the U.S. president [to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal] and I had to stand up against the whole world and come out against this agreement,” the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video clip that was filmed two weeks ago and was shown on Israeli television yesterday. Netanyahu also spoke about the Iranian regime, prompting an unidentified person off-screen to say, “it will disappear with the help of God,” to which Netanyahu responded “you said it. From your mouth to God.” Alexander Fulbright reports at The Times of Israel.

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, told state T.V. today that Iran has increased its stockpile of uranium to between 900 and 950 tons. Iran pledged to boost enrichment capacity following Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement in May, with the aim to put pressure on the remaining signatories to preserve the deal, the AP reports.

Salehi also said that Iran has built a factory to build rotors for centrifuges, but said that the new factory did not in itself break the terms of the nuclear agreement. Reuters reports.

Iran’s lawsuit against the U.S. at the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) for breaking the nuclear deal and reinstating sanctions is based on a treaty signed by the two countries before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran’s application to the I.C.J. also demands that the U.S. compensate Iran for financial damage already done. The State Department called the lawsuit “baseless” and vowed to “vigorously defend the United States before the I.C.J.” Rock Gladstone reports at the New York Times.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Fears of war between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have increased following recent developments, including a heavy exchange of fire between the two sides and Israel’s closing of the Keren Shalom cargo crossing to the Strip – partly in response to the launching of incendiary kites and balloons from the territory into southern Israel. The AFP reports.

“As events over the weekend demonstrate, the situation in Gaza is extremely precarious,” the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, said yesterday, adding “a dramatic deterioration” could result if Israel continues to impose additional restrictions on Gaza. The U.N. News Centre reports.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

South Korean authorities are investigating two illegal shipments of North Korean coal into South Korea last October, Seoul’s foreign ministry said today. The shipments raise questions about South Korea’s enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea, Song Jung-a reports at the Financial Times.

The repatriation of the remains of some U.S. service members killed during the 1950-53 Korean War is expected to take place in the coming weeks, a U.S. military official said yesterday, following Monday’s meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials at the North-South Korea border. Choe Sang-Hun reports at the New York Times.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Senior National Security Council (N.S.C.) Director for intelligence programs Michael Barry is leaving the White House, according to two government officials, his departure adding to the list of vacant senior N.S.C. positions since the appointment of national security adviser John Bolton, Kate Brannen and Spencer Ackerman report at Just Security in conjunction with The Daily Beast.

Positive developments in democratization across West Africa are “competing with the volatile security situation,” around areas where terrorist groups remain active such as the Lake Chad Basin, Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Mohamed Ibn Chambas told the Security Council yesterday. The U.N. News Centre reports.

Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said yesterday, as rising inter-communal violence threatens a presidential election due on July 29 hoped to end six years of political unrest, ethnic disputes and jihadist attacks. Reutersreports.

At least 15 Taliban militants were killed and five wounded yesterday by Islamic State group fighters in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, according to the provincial governor’s office. Reutersreports.

The Islamic State group has been conducting small-scale attacks in central Iraq, raising concerns that a new cycle of insurgency is starting again only seven months after the Iraqi government declared victory over the militants.  The U.S. military spokesperson in Baghdad, Col. Sean Ryan, has said that “they’re doing small-scale attacks because they don’t have large-scale abilities any more. But what they do have is the ability to scare the population. The fight is not over …,” Liz Sly and Mustafa Salim report at the Washington Post.

President Trump’s trip to Europe last week was an unmitigated disaster, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (A.L.D.E.) in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt writes at CNN.

Supporters of the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the statute that created the tribunal, praising the court’s role in punishing perpetrators of the atrocities and expressing concerns about the significant challenges and political attacks it faces. Edith M. Lederer reports at the AP.

Today’s times are “strange and uncertain,” former U.S. President Barack Obama said yesterday in Johannesburg, adding that “we see much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous, more brutal, way of doing business.” Without naming President Trump, Obama used his highest-profile speech since leaving office to take aim at “strongman politics,” urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat, Andrew Meldrum  reports at the AP.

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Peter Strzok, the FBI agent in a storm of controversy over his anti-Trump tweets and Congressional testimony, spent time living in Iran and Africa during his childhood, old newspaper clippings about his father, who is also named Peter Paul Strzok, show.

The elder Strzok is a former U.S. Army major who spent significant time in the Middle East and African continent, according to the clippings, which show the Strzok family also has deep ties to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Peter Strzok II, the FBI agent, does not have a lengthy record trail online, at least before his Donald Trump controversies, and his bio has thus been a bit of a mystery. However, his dad was frequently featured in local newspaper articles in the 1980s and even through the 1990s, and the elder Strzok’s biography helps flesh out the background of the son.

Another newspaper clipping confirms that Major Peter Strzok and his wife welcomed a son, Peter, on the FBI agent’s birth date. The family name goes far back. World War II draft records show there was also a Peter Paul Strzok who was born in Thorp, Wisconsin in 1891. The FBI agent’s father is 82-years-old. Military registers confirm the father was an Army major. Old phone directories give Peter Strzok, the agent, as Peter P. Strzok II. The FBI agent embroiled in the controversy also served in the U.S. Army.

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1. The Elder Strzok Once Lived in Iran With His Son & Wife, Who Taught at an American School in Tehran

peter strzokPart of the Leader-Telegram story featuring Peter Strzok’s dad.

In 1979, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Leader-Telegram ran an article that discussed Peter Strzok, the dad. It said that Strzok, the dad, had just left Iran that February. The newspaper said that the dad “hopes the government of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini will stabilize the country.”

The article noted: “Strzok’s wife and eight-year-old son, Peter, returned to the U.S. Jan. 6.” His wife , the agent’s mother, Virginia, was a teacher at the American school in Tehran and Peter Strzok, the father, “was working for a firm which sold and serviced 2,000 helicopters for the Iranian government.”

It quoted the elder Strzok as saying, “I’d like very much to go back to Iran,” and it adds that Strzok spent “two terms of military service and seven months as a civilian in the country.”

It says that Strzok was a support unit manager for Bell Helicopter, Inc., and says the paper asked Strzok about the “issue of treatment of Americans in Iran.”

He said the “resentment of America was because Iranians linked the U.S. involved (sic) with the Shah,” explained the Leader-Telegram.

The article quotes Strzok as saying, “When you have a country where hundreds were killed and only two Americans out of the thousands in that country were slain, you can’t make a case of physical violence against Americans,” noting that no Americans were killed in the attack on the American embassy. He said that he hoped “Khomeini would be able to unite those factions and form a stable government,” the newspaper reported.

According to the article, the elder Strzok returned to Iran in July 1978 after retiring as a Lt. Col. With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The article concluded by saying the elder Strzok was planning to fly to Saudi Arabia next to “check on a new job with a construction enterprise.”

Online records now give the elder Strzok as living in North Carolina but with previous addresses in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Virginia. According to Guide Star, in 1986, Peter Strzok the dad was listed as the principal agent for a non-profit called International Agricultural Development with the North Carolina address. The non-profit was listed as an agency to facilitate the growth of rural organizations.

An old newspaper article from 1969 also referred to “Major Peter Strzok, chairman, Reserve Officers Training Corps Department, Lake Superior State College in Sault Ste. Marie.”


2. Strzok’s Dad Was Developing a Program to Send Midwestern Farm Equipment to Iraq & Once Argued for Military Censorship

GettyPeter Strzok, the FBI agent.

A 2003 article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Strzok, the father, was living in Washburn, Wisconsin and “is independently organizing a program that involves sending reconditioned tractors, tillers, and other aid to northern Iraq, where conditions are more secure than in the country’s middle and southern regions.”

The article says that Strzok, the father, “formerly directed humanitarian and development programs in the Middle East.”

Peter Strzok, the dad, is also mentioned in a column in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that ran in 1991. The column is called “If you ran the paper,” and the headline on the column reads, “Reader says he sees need for military censorship.”

The article says Strzok “was disturbed” by a column the writer ran about a reporter who used a fax in a war zone to “avoid censorship.” Strzok also took issue with the writer’s opinion that “the Pentagon’s effort to control access to the news backfired in some ways.”

Strzok asked the newspaper, “Was he placing British commandos at risk by detailing their operations and methods used?”

Strzok added, “I spent two tours in Vietnam, two in Saudi Arabia and three in Iran. I think I understand the absolute need for reporter oversight in combat actions.” He called it a “professional unable to police itself.”

A 2003 article in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter newspaper in Wisconsin reprinted an Associated Press story that reported Strzok, the elder, “thinks the Midwest’s old sheds and barns contain something that could help Iraq’s shaky economy: farm equipment.”

He planned to collect the equipment in Ashland, Wisconsin, recondition it and then truck it to Duluth, Minnesota to ship it to Iraq.

He also wrote a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1986. In it, he described visiting the Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Gambia to “see the condition of the crops.”


3. Strzok, the Dad, Was Born to a Family That Farmed in Rural Northern Wisconsin

Peter Strzok, the dad, is the son of Michael John Strzok, who died at age 96, in 2002 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, according to his obit. Michael Strzok was formerly of Thorp, Clark County and Gilman, Wisconsin. The funeral service was in a Catholic church.

It was a farming family. Michael Strzok “was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Thorp to John and Maryanne (nee Polnaszek) Strzok. He married Josephine Badzinski on Sept. 2, 1929, and she died on Nov. 1, 1997. They farmed in rural Gilman where he expanded to trucking, livestock sales and became a partner in the Mattes Livestock Sales. He was also in partnership in Gilman Farm Service,” his obituary says.

Evening News birth announcement in 1970.

Michael Strzok had 11 children, of which Peter Paul Strzok, the FBI agent’s dad, is one of them. The other Strzok children (the aunts and uncles of the FBI agent) include an Arizona doctor and a priest based in Kenya, Africa named Fr. James Strzok. The FBI agent’s mother is named Virginia Sue Strzok, the obit says.


4. When Peter Strzok Was Growing Up, His Dad Moved the Family to Africa & Then Worked in Haiti

peter strzokPart of the Bismarck Tribune article on Peter Strzok as it appears on <a href=”http://Newspapers.com” rel=”nofollow”>Newspapers.com</a>

A 1983 article in The Bismarck Tribune said that Peter Strzok, the father, worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, helping “the governments of underdeveloped nations.”

After he retired, he “began working with Catholic Relief Services, this time dealing directly with the struggling farm families in the impoverished African nation of Upper Volta,” the newspaper article reported.

After three years in Upper Volta, the elder Strzok took an assignment as director of Catholic Relief Services in Haiti. One goal: Reduce the infant mortality rate. He also worked in a food assistance program. The article stated that he was married with a then-13-year-old son. (The FBI agent Strzok is now 48.)

“He said his family has a good attitude about the lifestyle, but every now and then his son wishes for a television video game,” the newspaper reported, adding the father said his “value system changed when he moved to Upper Volta.” People “spend their time working to survive,” according to the newspaper.

In 1983, the Wisconsin State Journal also ran a story on Peter Strzok’s dad. The story says the elder Strzok served 21 years in the Army before retiring. Instead, he “moved his family to Upper Volta, an almost barren nation in Africa, where he is program director for Catholic Relief Services,” says the article.

The newspaper reported that the elder Strzok ran a program teaching farmers how to be more effective. The article said Strzok grew up on a dairy farm.

Another article in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram in 1981 quoted the father as saying the Upper Volta area of Africa was “very primitive” and “rough.” It said that he ran a $25 million program

“He and his wife and son have lived in Africa for three years,” said the article.

“I really believe the world has to address the problem of developing countries,” he told the newspaper.


5. The Younger Strzok Attended High School in Minnesota & Then Entered the Army Himself

A 1987 article in the St. Cloud Daily Times lists the younger Peter Strzok as Peter P. Strzok II, of Minneapolis, son of Peter and Virginia Strzok. “Peter plans to attend Georgetown University, Washington D.C.,” the article says, listing his activities in high school at St. John’s Prep as golf club, speech, National Honor Society, student newspaper and yearbook.

Strzok graduated from Georgetown University, a list of donors to the university showed. Strzok earned his master’s degree from the school in 2013, the list indicated. In 2012, Strzok and his wife, Melissa Hodgman, also a Georgetown alum, donated between $2,500-4,999 to their alma mater.

peter strzokPeter Strzok in high school

The Wall Street Journal has called Strzok “one of the FBI’s most experienced counterintelligence agents.” Hodgman started working in the enforcement division at the SEC in 2008 as a staff attorney and was promoted to assistant director in 2012.

Peter Strzok is a former Army officer, according to The New York Times. Little is known about Strzok’s time in the military, however.

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WASHINGTON – President Trump hit back at former CIA Director John Brennan, who had called the president’s performance at yesterday’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin“nothing short of treasonous.”

“Well, I think Brennan is a very bad guy and if you look at it, a lot of things happened under his watch,” Trump said in a pre-taped interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, which aired Tuesday night. “I think he is a bad person.”

Brennan left his top post at the spy agency as Trump was coming into office, criticizing the incoming president on his way out. He’s been a thorn in Trump’s side ever since.

Carlson defended Trump’s performance at the Helsinki summit in his opening monologue and blamed the president’s bad reviews on neo-conservatives from the Bush years still in media and government who believe Russia should always be branded a threat.

Trump had his own set of people to blame, not only bashing Brennan, but bringing up FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, along with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – who was fired in May, a day before his retirement – and ex-FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump the year before.

“These are people that, in my opinion, are truly the bad people and they are being exposed for what they are and it’s a shame that it has to happen, but it’s really hurt our country,” Trump said.

When discussing Russia, however, the president was hesitant to label it as an adversary.

“I don’t even want to use the word ‘adversary,’” he said. “We can all work together. We can do great. Everybody can do well and we can live in peace.”

In contrast in an interview with CBS Sunday, Trump raised eyebrows when he called the European Union, a longtime ally of the United States, a “foe.”

Carlson’s interview with Trump was pre-taped on Monday and since then, the president has walked back some of the comments he made while in Helsinki, including the impression that he left that he believed Putin’s denial of election meddling over the assessment of his own intelligence community.

He has, however, continued to call the summit with the Russian leader a success.

“The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

Trump also hasn’t wavered on the subject of immigration.

On Friday, he told European leaders that immigration was “changing the culture” of their countries. “I think it’s a very negative thing for Europe. I think it’s very negative. And I know it’s politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I’ll say it and I’ll say it loud.”

Despite getting pushback for the comments he made, he repeated that sentiment when he sat down with Carlson.

The Fox News pundit asked him if he could “think of a place that has been improved by mass immigration or movements of large numbers of refugees?”

“Not one,” Trump replied.

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(CNN) British officials believe the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter was likely carried out by the same Russian military intelligence service accused by the Justice Department Friday of meddling in the 2016 presidential and more »

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