Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who came under fire for sending anti-Trump text messages during the presidential campaign, was dismissed from the bureau late Friday, his attorney said on Monday.
So now that Peter Strzok has been fired, will he be prosecuted to the full extent of the law? pic.twitter.com/yR2TabHtqJ— MilneNews (@MilneNews) August 13, 2018
Peter Strzok is the third high-ranking person to be fired from the FBI during the Trump administration, including former director James Comey.
Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said in a statement that FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich made the decision to terminate his client.
The decision, Goelman added, was at odds with a recommendation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which had called for Peter Strzok to face a 60-day suspension and demotion from his supervisory responsibilities.
“The decision to fire Special Agent Peter Strzok is not only a departure from typical Bureau
practice,but also contradicts Director Wray’s testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI intended to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters,” Goelman said.
TomFitton on the firing of Peter Strzok: “It’s long overdue and it’s a body blow to the Mueller investigation.”