The Washington Post — FBI agent Peter Strzok has been fired. His attorney Aitan Goelman said the order to fire the embattled FBI agent over “anti-Trump,” texts messages he shared with former FBI attorney Lisa Page came from FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich.
According to the Post, the normal firing process is handled by the director of the FBI office, who had decided, “Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension.
Goelman went on to say this move undercuts assurances from the FBI that Strzok, “would be afforded the normal disciplinary process.”
This isn’t the normal process in any way more than nameThe Washington Post 8/13/18
Strzok has become the face of “Deep State,” for text messages such as “we’ll stop him,” in regards to messages exchanged in 2016 during the election cycle and then candidate Donald Trump.
He has faced two separate sessions of questions, one in private, the other public, as was covered by The News Blender, from lawmakers on Capital Hill and he’s also earned the ire of President Trump via Twitter (TNB) as recently as Saturday, the President often referred to Strzok and Pages as “lovers”
The Inspector Generals office released a report as was reported at The News Blender, in regards to the IG investigating how agents handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether or not any of those agents acted out of “political motivated bias,” the report states that while it found troubling and concerning emails, instant messages, and text messages exchanged between not only Strzok and Page, but other unnamed agents, the investigation did not find “political motivated bias.”
According to his attorney his last day was Friday.
The FBI declined to comment when the Post reached out to them.
President Trump has responded to the news via tweet, saying that “finally,” he was fired. He also makes the false claim that Strzok was in charge of the “Witch Hunt,” his nickname for the investigation into whether or not members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in order to receive dirt on his rival Hillary Clinton.
In a second tweet he makes another false claim that Strzok’s was also in charge of Hillary Clinton “sham” investigation.
Inspector General Report — As we describe Chapter Five of our report, we found that Strzok was not the sole decision maker for any of the specific Midyear investigative decisions we examined in that chapter. Strzok and Page advocated for more aggressive investigative measures in the Midyear investigation, such as the use of grand jury subpoenas and search warrants to obtain evidence. (pg ii)
This is a developing story…