April 10: Strzok wants to review the “LEAK STRAT” with Lisa before work.
When he arrives at the office, all hell has broken loose!
The new administration wants to change the “media leak regulations” due to Buryakov leak.
The “media leak regs” being discussed refer to how aggressively the DOJ investigates reporters, news agencies, and other entities with first Amendment protections.
The incoming Administration was furious about the Buryakov/Page leaks and wants latitude to subpoena reporters.
Strzok’s explains he’s been pulled from the case. Lisa asks which one, was confusing it with the Manafort case.
Lisa says they need to move fast if there are changes to the media leak regulations looming…
A note here regarding discussion of Manafort.
Strzok’s LEAK STRATEGY was a 2-pronged DOJ/FBI operation involving 1) leaks by Weismann to AP reporters re: Manafort case, and 2) leaks by FBI to NYT reporters regarding the Carter Page FISA.
Here’s a quick mid-stream refresher.👇