Peter Strzok fired for his texts and what else? Will charges be filed?
Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was a leading official in the Clinton email investigation and the “Russia collusion” probe, has been fired from the FBI, according to his lawyer.
Strzok gained notoriety after text message exchanges with lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page surfaced last year, showing extreme animus towards Donald Trump and favoritism for Hillary Clinton amid the height of the phony Russia witch hunt.
Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman released a scathing rebuke to the firing, claiming – without a hint of irony – that it was politically motivated.
“This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans,” he added. “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.”
Thousands of texts between Stzrok and Page suggest the opposite.
In one exchange, Page asks: Trump is “not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok responds: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
President Trump responded to Strzok’s firing Monday, questioning if the phony Russia probe will end soon considering Strzok “was in charge of the Witch Hunt.”
“Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI – finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer,” Trump tweeted.
“Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction – …
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