In the wake of the Security and Exchange Commission’s questionable inaction regarding the GameStop event, the regulatory agency has hired Melissa Hodgman as its acting director of the Enforcement Division.
Hodgman is the wife of disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who conspired with an FBI colleague-turned-mistress, Lisa Page, in the Agency’s Deep State operation, Crossfire Hurricane, an effort to malign, discredit, and otherwise illegally oust a duly elected, sitting President of the United States.
A 2018 report from an Office of Inspector General revealed text messages that proved Strzok and Page began conspiring against Mr. Trump in the Summer of 2016, even before he won the November election.
Strzok also led the less-than effective investigation into Hillary Clinton unauthorized use of a personal email server over which she transmitted top secret and classified materials as Secretary of State, an investigation that proved illegal acts but resulted in zero prosecutions.
The Biden Administration Just Made Peter Strzok’s Wife A Top SEC Officialhttps://t.co/DzjLT7zJqi
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) January 29, 2021
According to a commission press release, Hodgman, a long time bureaucrat, has been employed by the SEC since 2008 engaging in a wide range of litigation on the commission’s behalf.
“As Associate Director, Melissa has overseen a wide range of complex and programmatically important matters and has been a leading voice in the Division on critical issues of diversity, hiring, and labor-management relations,” SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee said in a statement.
During her tenure as a SEC staff lawyer, Hodgman was involved in a controversial case involving Chinese-born American Wall Street financier and CEO of New York Global Group, Benjamin Wey.
Hodgman supervised the investigation into Wey and his associates only to have the related cases collapse when a US District Judge threw the cases out for violating the defendants’ Fourth Amendment Rights protecting them from unreasonable search and seizure. The SEC ended up dropping the cases.
Hodgman’s case against Wey vaporized when US District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that alleged evidence seized from Wey’s home and offices were illegally obtained and could not be used because of the use of overly broad search warrants.
Judge Nathan said the items seizure, including his children’s school records, family photos and X-rays, at a minimum reflected “grossly negligent or reckless disregard” for Wey’s Fourth Amendment rights.