Adding insult to injury is one thing, but a self-inflicted, asinine stunt such as what Peter Strzok is pulling right now is something else entirely.
The man has disgraced himself in a plethora of ways over the course of the last year. As an FBI agent tied to Robert Mueller’s lengthy, wild Russkie chase, Strzok was quickly outed as not only an adulterer who was having an affair with a fellow Mueller protege, but also as an incredibly biased agent who vowed to “stop” Donald Trump from becoming President.
Now, after being removed from the Special Counsel investigation months ago, and fired just this morning, Peter Strzok is not leaving the headlines yet.
The embattled former FBI spook has now set up a GoFundMe account, and is asking the American people for his own version of unemployment benefits.
From the request itself:
Peter Strzok, a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired. He needs your help.
For the last year, Pete, his work, and his character have been the target of highly politicized attacks, including frequent slanderous statements from President Trump, who actively—and apparently successfully—pressured FBI officials to fire Pete.
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 trust is being created and details about its management will be shared here as things progress. We also appreciate your help spreading the word about this GoFundMe by sharing this link: www.gofundme.com/peterstrzok
Peter Strzok is a proud husband and father, a veteran of the U.S. Army and counterintelligence Special Agent who spent more than two decades in a job he loved at the FBI.
Legal costs? Is that for his divorce? If so, what is this “proud husband” nonsense?
Worse yet, there are telltale signs of professional publicity marketers involved here:
Unlike those who typically become the focus of partisan investigations in Washington, Pete is not politically connected, he’s not a wealthy lobbyist and he’s not interested in using his notoriety for personal gain. Because of this, he doesn’t have deep pockets that allow him to pay for the significant legal bills he has incurred to defend himself and the FBI against these political attacks, or to easily cover the expenses incurred by his lost income.
Not only is that a slick sentiment on its own, but the insistence of using the familial “Pete” moniker is pure, colloquial marketing genius.