Supporters of President Trump, as well as any American looking to keep our intelligence community in check, will be celebrating just a little bit inside today.
During these tumultuous months of “Russia this” and “Russia that”, one FBI agent in particular has become a lightning rod of controversy, thanks to his proven bias against President Trump and a number of incriminating statements that he made via text message to his mistress.
That agent was Peter Strzok. And I say “was” because, as of today, the liberally-leaning agent has struck out.
FBI official Peter Strzok, who played a lead role in both the Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton email probes but became a political lightning rod after the revelation of anti-Trump text messages, has been fired.
Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman said in a statement Monday that his client, a 21-year FBI veteran, was fired Friday afternoon, claiming this was a departure from standard practice. Goelman said the bureau’s deputy director “overruled” the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
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Over the weekend, the president tweeted that Strzok and others have “badly damaged” the FBI’s reputation, referring to them as “clowns and losers!”
Strzok was removed from the special counsel probe after the discovery that he exchanged anti-Trump and other politically charged messages with colleague and lover Lisa Page.
The only question on many minds now is, “why did this take so long?”.