BREAKING Peter Strzok Fired By FBI

President Trump has repeatedly called for Strzok's dismissal.

The Washington Post is reporting that FBI Agent Peter Strzok has been fired. Strzok's lawyer, Aitan Goelman, said that FBI Deputy Director David Bowditch ordered the firing even though the FBI had previously determined that Strzok should only be punished with a demotion and a 60-day suspension.

Strzok, who gained fame when his text messages with fellow FBI employee Lisa Page were revealed last year, was accused by Republicans of conducting the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations in a biased manner. An investigation by the DOH inspector general concluded that Strzok's actions were inappropriate, but stopped short of calling the investigations biased.

Goelman said that Strzok's termination is outside the normal disciplinary process in spite of the FBI's assurances that Strzok would not be treated differently from other employees due to the political nature of the allegations against him.

“This isn’t the normal process in any way more than name,” Goelman said, adding in a statement, “This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans.”

Strzok has launched a GoFundMe page that asks for donations to cover "Pete’s hefty – and growing – legal costs and his lost income." The description on the site says that the firing was due to "political pressure" and claims that "Pete’s personal views never once influenced his professional actions."

The FBI declined to comment on Strzok's firing.

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E.E. Bokbok
E.E. Bokbok

Thank God. He totally wanted to take Trump down. Which is why he kept the investigation completely secret before the election. Even though he could have leaked it at any moment and destroyed Trump's election chances.

Makes perfect sense.

To the Russian trolls here anyhow...

cynicalnerd
cynicalnerd

Long Overdue. Even a former FBI agent who now works part time as a law enforcement analyst for CNN reluctantly agrees

*"I received the news with zero emotion. Former FBI senior executive Peter Strzok had been fired.

My custom when a fellow law enforcement colleague has fallen on hard times or gotten caught up in bad circumstances, even of their own design, has typically been to feel empathy. And yet Strzok’s deserved firing has left me feeling empty, hollow, and numb. Yes, some form of justice has been served. Strzok’s conduct while overseeing two supremely consequential FBI investigations was unconscionable. He tarnished the badge and committed the ultimate bureau “sin”— he embarrassed the FBI.

Strzok was the epitome of a “blue-flamer," FBI parlance for a ruthless promotion-seeker. He may well serve as a cautionary tale during future reviews of the Robert Mueller-era management program named “Up of Out," that long unpopular administrative contrivance sought to incentivize junior employee migrations to Washington D.C. and FBI headquarters."*

AmericanPatriot
AmericanPatriot

I as a taxpayer want a clawback on his salary. How much time and taxpayer money did he waste using official FBI equipment and resources for his own purposes including humping around with his mistress. Good riddance, he and Comey can start their own FBI losers club. More will be joining them soon.

ArtCroft
ArtCroft

That's how it goes in tribal societies. If your guy gets elected, you kick out all the opposition players, and if your not sure of which side they're on? Kick them out anyway. Because the most important thing is to have your guys at the levers of power. Loyalty not competence is the key criteria.

E.E. Bokbok
E.E. Bokbok

And remember when Republican families stayed Republican? Not any more. The Trump take-over of the GOP is causing families to fracture in vicious ways...

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