STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

Communications exchanged between Strzok and Lisa Page, then an FBI lawyer and his purported mistress, detailed the 22-year bureau veteran's robust dislike for Donald Trump's White House bid.

The report says the action against Strzok is more severe than the recommendation of the FBI's internal disciplinary arm.

Strzok's firing comes just days after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to denounce him and other FBI officials as "clowns and losers" who have tarnished the reputation of the bureau.

"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", he said. "We'll stop it", Strzok responded. "No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!" he wrote.

Trump has repeatedly taken aim at Strzok on Twitter, saying his critical text messages showed that Mueller's investigation is a hoax.

Trump contended that Strzok targeted the president and accused Strzok of being "treasonous" and a "disgrace". The FBI, which does not usually comment on personnel actions below the executive level, had declined to comment. On Saturday, before the firing was known publicly, Trump tweeted an attack on Strzok, Page and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe.

Strzok was deeply involved in the FBI's Clinton email investigation and was temporarily assigned to Mueller's office.

Strzok headed up the FBI's investigation into Russian electoral interference in 2016, and also led the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails in 2016.

The FBI had been reviewing Strzok's employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered a year ago. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!

Former FBI official Peter Strzok opened a GoFundMe account to help with his legal defense after he was sacked, and he quickly raised over $150,000. I hope this development will allow us move to forward in restoring the character of an agency where so many fearless men and women work tirelessly to keep America safe.

Both Mr Comey and Mr McCabe said, however, they believed they were fired because they are key witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether Mr Trump might have tried to obstruct the investigation. "Should have happened a long time ago", said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Attorney General Jeff Sessions later removed Comey's deputy, McCabe, after the inspector general alleged he lied about a media disclosure related to Clinton.

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