In a series of hectic and protracted cable news interviews on Thursday, the newly retired CEO of Overstock.com has a story about intrigues, misconduct of "Men in Black" federal and the fear of a US president "in the dust "To be rubbed," The Political Forces, of whom he said they wanted to quietly tell him.
In interviews with Fox News, Fox Business Network, and CNN Thursday, Byrne related his complicated story and pretended to be a low security investigator who provided information about alleged Russian agent Maria Butina from whom he said he had a relationship.
The extent to which Byrne's claims are true remains unanswered. "The FBI has no comment," said Carol Cratty, FBI spokesperson, TPM in an e-mail introducing the entrepreneur's allegations CEO commented on Deep State and withheld further comment. "He stated that from 201
In two articles by Fox News employee Sara Carter, for which Byrne was the source, one in July and one on the day of his overstock bulletin Byrne claimed that he had a relationship with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina, she It rekindled in mid-2016, he said at the request of "Men in Black," who knew Butina was a foreign agent.
That he had shared relief information about Butina with the government, which she then withheld from Butina's defense team. He also claimed to have told his story to the Department of Justice – which he had declared under Attorney General Bill Barr "back to the rule of law."
"I landed in the center of the Russian and Clinton investigations." Byrne told Fox business host David Asman on August 12th. "I have all the answers. I sat on them and waited for America to arrive there.
This saga brought Byrne to Thursday when he said that his political comments would hurt Overstock if he stayed aboard. So he announced that he left the company after 20 years.
Hours later he was on TV.
With a red "Make America Grateful Again" hat – an allusion to the Grateful Dead and the "flag-waving hippie" Jerry Garcia, he said – Byrne ran through his relationship with a cast of characters as Russia sample villains of those painted on the right.
The "man who sent me the orders," said Byrne Asman, was Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who was fired for sending anti-Trump SMS and is now suing the government for his dismissal. Later, Byrne characterized Strzok as an "errand boy" working under the command of superiors such as former FBI director James Comey and former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe.
"There was political espionage against Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, [Ted] Cruz and Donald Trump," Byrne said when he added that he was "a bit responsible" for mass shootings like the recent one in El Paso, Texas. – although the connection was not immediately clear.
He made similar claims during a 40-minute section with Chris Cuomo of CNN. "It's almost as if they caused this scandal and one day they will shake it up, crack it and spraying on the entire Republican Party, "he described his reflections in January 2016. 19659003] He continued with Martha MacCallum of Fox News," It seems that law enforcement agencies are actually forcing Hillary Clinton to blackmail, "Byrne said only turned when he was asked for details: "I will not get involved."
As soon as the "Russia scandal" began To get coverage, say Byrne to MacCallum: "I tried as much as I could to keep from following it because I wanted to keep my own mind when the investigators showed up."
Then he suggested that the spectators buy their pillows at Overstock.com.
In several interviews Byrne has credited his "rabbi" Warren Buffet with convincing himself to contact the press. He emphasized that while he was ready to testify under oath, he wanted to "disappear."
"I'm lying low," Byrne said at one point.
A Forbes profile released shortly after Byrne's resignation said The former CEO was on his way south.
"I'll be sitting on a beach in South America shortly, and that's all I want to think about," he told Forbes. "I want to focus on getting back into shape, doing yoga, and becoming a vegetarian."