No matter what side of the Peter Strzok saga you find yourself on, yesterday’s movement was a victory…at least in part.
Let’s not beat around the bush; Peter Strzok is a bit of an unsavory character. The first clue to this reality was the fact that he works for the FBI – an organization that is either deceitful or incompetent…and sometimes both at the same time.
Then came Strzok’s dual testimonies to congress. The first was behind closed doors and roundly lambasted by those in attendance. Strzok was smug, defiant, and spoke down to his inquisitors, according to reports from inside the meeting. His second, public testimony was, believe it or not, also smug and defiant.
Now, after being fired by the FBI just yesterday, Strzok apparently felt like America owed him something. “Pete”, as the cleverly-worded cash grab called him, went to crowdsourcing site GoFundMe to do his begging.
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The scary thing is it worked. Bigly.
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok has more than doubled the amount of money he is seeking from an online fundraiser set up in the wake of his recent firing from the bureau.
Strzok, who was fired Friday over anti-Trump text messages he sent in 2016 and 2017, initially sought $150,000 to help pay for legal bills and lost income.
The goal of the GoFundMe fundraiser was increased to $350,000 Tuesday morning. As of this writing, nearly $240,000 has been donated.
To put that sort of scratch into personal perspective I did some math.
As an average American earner, solidly in the middle-est of middle classes, I will have written 10.9 million words by the time I have made $240,000.
My fingers hurt just thinking about.