|Posted by jjfromva on August 13, 2018 at 6:05 PM|
FBI Agent Peter Strzok FIRED
Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for breaking bureau guidelines; his lawyer corroborated the firing Monday morning. It is not known if Peter Strzok lost his top security clearance at this time.
The New York Times:
Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations has been fired for violating bureau policies, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer said Monday.
Mr. Trump and his allies seized on the text messages — exchanged during the 2016 campaign with a former F.B.I. lawyer, Lisa Page — in assailing the Russia investigation as an illegitimate “witch hunt.” Mr. Strzok, who rose over 20 years at the F.B.I. to become one of its most experienced counterintelligence agents, was a key figure in the early months of the inquiry.
Along with writing the text messages, Mr. Strzok was accused of sending a highly sensitive search warrant to his personal email account.
It is not clear why Mr. Strzok, who was formally fired on Friday, was dismissed at this time. In June, his conduct was laid out in a wide-ranging inspector general’s report on how the F.B.I. handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails in the run-up to the 2016 election. And in July, he testified before the House about the text messages.
According to the Gateway Pundit, Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent each other hundreds of text messages that were found by Inspector General Horowitz.
In what is thought to be one of the most condemning text messages between the FBI lovebirds was a conversation about an “insurance policy” to keep Trump out of the White House.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 discussion, referencing Andrew McCabe.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok added.