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

FBI fires Strzok after anti Trump texts

Greg Nash

Strzok, a deputy assistant director for counterintelligence, was reassigned to a position with human resources.

The fundraising campaign, which is seeking to raise $150,000, says the money will go to a trust to cover Strzok's "hefty - and growing" legal costs and loss of income after he was sacked for sending texts critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMattis defends reversing his stance on Trump's "Space Force" Pelosi: Trump engages in racism "constantly" Tom Steyer: Pelosi is wrong about Trump impeachment push MORE while involved in multiple politically relevant investigations.

Strzok's attorney Aitan Goelman slammed the decision to fire his client, saying in a statement, "It is a decision that produces only one victor - those who seek to harm our country and weaken our democracy".

He said the sacking overruled a decision by the head of Federal Bureau of Investigation employee discipline, who determined that Mr Strzok should only face a demotion and a 60-day suspension.

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He also said it went against promises that FBI Director Christopher Wray made in the past about adhering to proper processes on personnel matters. The FBI had been reviewing his employment. "OPR reviewed the investigative materials, as well as the written and oral responses of Mr Strzok and his counsel, and issued OPR's decision".

"It has been an honor to serve my country and work with the fine men and women of the FBI", Strzok wrote, including a link to a GoFundMe account meant to cover his legal costs and lost income.

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"Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI-finally", wrote Trump, who had called for Strzok's ouster before. "The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer", Trump said.

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Goelman said the FBI departed from established precedent by firing Strzok, who had served in the bureau for 21 years.

All funds raised on this GoFundMe will be put into a trust dedicated to covering Pete's hefty - and growing - legal costs and his lost income.

The government rested its case Monday in the tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort with testimony from a Chicago bank official who said the institution disregarded numerous "red flags" to grant the former Trump campaign chairman $16 million in loans in 2016.

Trump has repeatedly criticized Strzok on Twitter. He was removed from that post after his texts came to light. Strok denied that the texts proved anything beyond his personal contempt for the president, and the Inspector General's report said there was no evidence his personal bias interfered with his professional conduct.

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During Strzok's 10-hour congressional testimony last month regarding the text messages, Republicans zeroed-in on a particular exchange related to Trump during the summer before the 2016 election.

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