Federal Bureau of Investigation fires 'stop'-Trump agent Peter Strzok

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired – Talking Points Memo

FBI fires Strzok over anti-Trump texts | TheHill

President Donald Trump has publicly criticized Strzok in the past, so it comes as little surprise that he weighed in on the news of his firing as well. Right?!" Strzok responds: "No.

The president also said his firing should mean that the probe into Hillary Clinton's email server - which Strzok oversaw - should be reopened.

Strzok became emblematic of Trump's unfounded assertions that a so-called deep state of bureaucrats opposed to him was undermining his presidency.

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2018.

The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russian Federation probe past year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok's lawyer said Monday.

FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote after probing Strzok and Page that Strzok showed a "willingness to take official action" to hurt Trump, citing a text he sent telling Page "we'll stop" Trump from getting elected. The inspector general identified five Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, including Strzok and Page, with some connection to the Clinton email case who had exchanged messages expressing hostility toward Trump, support for Clinton or other political views.

FBI Director James Comey was sacked by Mr Trump, who later said he had been thinking of the Russian Federation inquiry when he made his decision.

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In addition, the inspector general said that Strzok had forwarded a proposed search warrant to his personal email account.

At a congressional hearing earlier this month, Strzok sparred with Republican lawmakers who raised questions about his character and even his marriage.

In a tweet today, Trump said Strzok "was in charge of the Witch Hunt".

Strzok's dismissal was not unexpected.

Page, who served as an FBI lawyer and close adviser to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, resigned from the bureau in May.

Both men were fired before they were eligible for their pension and health benefits.

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