FBI Fires Peter Strzok in Wake of Anti-Trump Text Messages

Peter Strzok fired from FBI after anti-Trump texts, lawyer says

The FBI declined to comment to the Washington Post about the firing.

Strzok had been reassigned to the FBI's human resources division.

An inspector general's report released in June found no evidence that Strzok's political views influenced his actions, but did conclude that the texts spoke to a "willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects".

President Donald Trump on Monday used Strzok's firing to suggest the Russian Federation investigation should be dropped, and the Clinton case redone.

It's also within Sessions' ability to appoint an individual who has full power to investigate the Department of Justice including having subpoena authority and to get to the bottom of past misconduct, said Issa. "This investigation is not politically motivated; it is not a witch hunt; it is not a hoax", he said. "No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!" he wrote.

Former FBI Director James Comey was sacked by Trump in May 2017 after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein helped pen a memo that was critical of how Comey handled the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. "It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!"

In a move that was characterized as a significant and possibly politically motivated departure from typical agency protocol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has fired agent Peter Strzok over the anti-Trump text messages he sent during the 2016 presidential election. "As Mueller's operation is founded on Strzok's corrupt activities, it must be shut down".

Page appeared before select House committee members for almost five hours last month and answered questions about her texts exchanged with Strzok.

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"At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took", Strzok said during his testimony.

Democrats, as well as Strzok's lawyer, have claimed that the attacks on Strzok are an attempt to undermine Mueller's probe, which is examining ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

According to Strzok's lawyer, the deputy director ordered his dismissal last week. "Right?!" Strzok's partner, Lisa Page, wrote.

But President Trump tweeted Monday saying Strzok "finally" had been let go.

Pres. Trump out with his reaction now.

At a congressional hearing last month, a defiant Strzok insisted to skeptical Republican lawmakers his bias didn't affect his work. On July 24, they made a final pitch to Candice Will, who leads the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility. That would have put him on thin ice if he were commit another offense.

"Agent Strzok has a most unusual and largely self-serving definition of bias. despite common sense, doesn't think he's biased", Gowdy said.

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