Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts

Peter Strzok fired from FBI after anti-Trump texts, lawyer says

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages

Former agent Peter Strzok's lawyer said Monday that he had been fired from the agency over texts from that were critical of Trump.

Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election last summer after an internal investigation first revealed texts with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom Strzok had an extramarital affair, that could be read as exhibiting political bias. "A lengthy investigation and multiple rounds of congressional testimony failed to produce a shred of evidence that Special Agent Strzok's personal views ever affected his work".

"Peter Strzok, a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired".

In June, his conduct was laid out in a wide-ranging inspector general's report on how the FBI handled the investigation of Clinton's emails in the run up to the 2016 election. No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!' he said.

Among the most infamous messages sent to Page during the election, Strzok vowed to stop then-candidate Trump from becoming president.

The FBI made no immediate comment about the news on Monday morning. Strzok, who hated President Trump, compromised both the Clinton and Trump investigations that saw Hillary Clinton protected and Donald Trump illicitly targeted. He even served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, until he was reassigned following the discovery of text messages between him and Page, a Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney who has since resigned.

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'The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer, ' the president continued.

The 22 year veteran had been assigned to an administrative role in human resources (of all places).

Later, however, Mr Trump claimed he fired Mr Comey over that "Russia thing", apparently referring to the FBI investigation into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Mr Trump has said the text messages showed that Mr Mueller's investigation is a hoax.

US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, on August 4, 2018.

Goelman doesn't consider Strzok's ouster to be the end result of a covert mission to fire the agent. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March. "But there's no question that a second special counsel should be appointed, and that there should be grand jury indictments of Peter Strzok and others, potentially even [U.S. Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein".

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