Dershowitz: Strzok's Claim About 'Leak Strategy' Doesn't 'Pass the Giggle Test'
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Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that FBI Agent Peter Strzok's claim that his 2016 reference to a "leak strategy" meant he wanted to prevent bureau leaks "doesn't pass the giggle test."
Dershowitz said he has been bothered by intentional leaks from within the FBI since the tenure of controversial Director John Edgar Hoover, who served from 1924 to 1972.
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"[Hoover] notoriously lived by leaks," Dershowitz said. "He threatened political enemies."
Dershowitz said there should be an investigation into the current alleged leaks and into the newfound email between Strzok and his lover, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, that referenced such a "leak strategy."
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"It's much more plausible that he was talking about a strategy designed to leak things selectively to the media to achieve the goal (Donald Trump's election loss) he set up for himself," he said.
"[I]t doesn't pass the giggle test," he said.
Dershowitz said ex-Director James Comey is at fault for the culture at the FBI in that way, noting that he "laundered" privileged information through a professor at Columbia University to leak it to the press.
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