Carlson's whole summary is worth reading: FBI Agent Who Interviewed Gen. Flynn Played Critical Role in Trump Campaign Investigation. However, this brief passage gives a flavor for Pientka's MO, and also contains something that I found rather amusing.
There were further concerns regarding Steele’s credibility that were relayed to Pientka relatively early on that were never transmitted to the FISA court. State Department official Kathleen Kavalec met with Steele in October 2016 and was provided with some information from Steele that she knew to be inaccurate. According to the IG report, this information was relayed directly to Pientka:
“The FBI liaison informed SSA 1 and Case Agent 1 via email on November 18 that Kavalec had met with Steele, she had taken notes of their meeting, the liaison could obtain information from Kavalec about the meeting, and, according to Kavalec, the information from Steele’s reporting about a Russian consulate being located in Miami was inaccurate.”
Additionally, the Department of Justice’s Office of Intelligence (OI) questioned the Crossfire Hurricane team on Oct. 12, 2016—prior to the first FISA application on Trump campaign aide Carter Page—asking the FBI team to “articulate why it deems [Steele’s] reporting to be credible notwithstanding [Steele] did the investigation based on [a] private citizen’s motivation to help [Hillary Clinton/Democratic Party].”
Pientka appeared to personally vouch for Steele to the OI, responding “that: (1) the FBI has had an established relationship with the source since 2013; (2) the source was generating reporting well before the opening of Crossfire Hurricane and the leaks concerning the DNC emails, and therefore this was not a situation where a source was attempting to steer an ongoing investigation; and (3) Steele was not a U.S. citizen and therefore had no vested interest in the outcome of the election.”
The IG report also noted that FBI emails made clear that Pientka was fully aware by Jan. 11, 2017, that the investigative firm hired by the DNC was the same firm that had hired Steele to “conduct his election-related research,” and noted that “We found no evidence that this information was shared with OI.”
In other words, the FBI was fully aware that their jihad against Trump was based entirely on opposition research that had been purchased by the Clinton campaign. How's that for predication?
But it's that #3 that I found priceless:
Steele was not a U.S. citizen and therefore had no vested interest in the outcome of the election.
Imagine a so-called Counterintelligence professional putting something as fatuous as that in writing and sending it to DoJ's Office of Intelligence. Which apparently accepted that evaluation: foreigner's ipso facto couldn't possibly have an interest in the outcome of a US election--just because they're foreigners! One supposes that that would also apply to the narrative of "Russian meddling" as well. The Russians--or Chinese, or any other foreigners you care to name--couldn't possibly have a "vested interest" (as opposed to ... what other type of interest?) in the outcome of a US election because, well, because foreigners just don't have an interest in the outcome of elections in the world superpower. So, according to Pientka, the FBI, and (presumably) DoJ information that comes from such foreigners can be presumed to be disinterested.