Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne, who resigned Thursday in connection with a government inquiry into the 2016 election, said he received "fishy" orders from former FBI officer Peter Strzok.
Byrne said on Thursday about "The Story." He has helped the federal government twice in the past, including to "kill people on Wall Street."
Several years after Byrne's last contact with the government, FBI officials told him that he had contacted him in 2016.
"I have been given some fishy orders, and I executed them in 2015-2016 because I thought I would prosecute." STATE COMMENTS
He claimed that people whom he called "the men in black" had come to him and asked him "for this third favor".
Byrne told Martha MacCallum that the FBI has rank and name. Files were "barely involved" in what he claimed 659003] "It's all top [people]," he said.
"I did not know who sent the orders, but I did them Last summer I found out from television and some congressional hearings where these orders came from Man named Peter Strzok. "Byrne also mentioned other people, with MacCallum reminding him that these officials or former officials had worked at the FBI.
Strzok was removed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation for anti-Trump SMS He was fired by the FBI in August 201
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MacCallum asked Byrne what Strzok reportedly asked to do. Byrne did not describe specific measures he was supposed to take, but described them as "political espionage."
The former CEO added that he started a relationship with Maria Butina, a Russian national currently in jail time in the US because he did not register as a foreign agent.
Byrne said that all alleged information he gained from his experience had ultimately landed in the hands of the US Attorney at Law of Connecticut John Durham, who conducted an investigation into the origins of the Russian investigation at the behest of Attorney General William Barr.
Last month, Byrne announced that he was involved in an FBI investigation of the Russian investigation, and admitted to having a relationship with Butina. In a statement on August 12, he said it was the third time in his life that he had helped the black men: the first time my friend [former NBA player] was murdered, Brian Williams, and the second time, when I shook the MIB helped up Wall Street a decade ago. "
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After Byrne's interview, MacCallum asked former Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to answer the former CEO's statements. " He describes It is as if it were used as a source and put into a situation by the government, and there are protocols for dealing with sources, "Whitaker said," all of which can be confirmed. That's the key. This whole situation has to be confirmed and the beauty of John Durham is that he has the full picture of everything that went into this investigation. "
Asked by MacCallum If Byrne seemed credible, the former Iowa prosecutor said he was unsure.
"It's hard for me to say that," he noted.
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