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Peter Strzok, You’re Fired!

The former FBI agent was a member of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference. Tweets to his mistress got him fired.

By NTK Staff | 08.13.2018 @3:20pm
Peter Strzok, You’re Fired!

The FBI fired Special Agent Peter Strzok on Monday, according to The Washington Post, terminating his tenure at the bureau amid controversy over texts he sent to his co-worker mistress about the 2016 election.

Strzok, a key figure in the counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, found himself in hot water when a Justice Department Inspector General investigation uncovered compromising information. During his tenure as one of the lead investigators on the Trump-Russia probe, Strzok promised his girlfriend, FBI employee Lisa Page, that “we’ll stop” Trump’s election.

He also referred to the Russia investigation as an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller previously fired Strzok from his independent probe over similar issues.

Strzok and his attorney released this statement condemning the termination.

But President Trump celebrated the firing on Twitter, seeing Strzok as instrumental in engineering the investigation into his campaign’s connections with Russia.

Within hours of his firing, Strzok appeared to join Twitter, with a tweet asking followers to donate to a GoFundMe fundraiser benefiting him.

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