Former Overstock CEO Alleges Deep State Blackmail Conspiracy Following Resignation
A disheveled and erratic Patrick Byrne appeared for interviews on several media outlets Thursday shortly after he resigned as CEO of Overstock.com, the online retailer he founded over two decades ago.
Byrne alleges that he was embroiled in a deep state conspiracy, becoming romantically involved with Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina, and was set up as a federal informant to fuel the collusion conspiracy meant to harm President Donald Trump.
“I was given some fishy orders and I carried them out in 2015-2016, thinking I was conducting law enforcement,” Byrne said while appearing on Fox News’ “The Story.”
He alleges that the FBI was involved in a conspiracy to set up Trump, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz likely for the purposes of political blackmail.
“I’m highly confident that Bill Barr, the Department of Justice, will be providing those names on an indictment someday in the not too distant,”Byrne said.
He claims that the infamous Peter Strzok gave the orders for him to be embroiled in this dark conspiracy.
“I didn’t know who sent the orders, but I did them. Last summer, watching television and some congressional hearings, I figured out where these orders came from. They came from a guy named Peter Strzok.” Byrne said.
Strzok is the former FBI official who was fired after his texts were revealed with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was also his lover, showing his disdain and contempt for Trump and willingness to use his power to subvert his presidency.
“It was so strange that I was thinking, it’s almost like they’re letting this can-o-scandal develop and someday they’re going to shake it up and crack it and spray it all over the Republican Party,” Byrne said during another interview on CNN.
Byrne also claims former FBI Director James Comey was involved in this conspiracy.
“I was specifically told, this request is coming from Jim Comey at the request of somebody, who I’m not going to name. Do not assume it is the president. Do not assume it was President Obama. Do not assume that,” he said.
Now that he has spilled the beans about his involvement with the deep state, Byrne plans to retreat back into the shadows. He has worked with federal investigators to make sure they are aware of his explosive allegations.
“I now plan on leaving things to the esteemed Department of Justice (which I have doubtless already angered enough by going public) and disappearing for some time,” he said.
Byrne has created more questions than answers with his peculiar media blitz yesterday, but if he is telling the truth, it appears the rabbit hole goes deeper than anyone could have imagined regarding the extent of corruption coming from the deep state.