FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts

Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was removed from the Russian Federation investigation into the USA election over anti-Donald Trump texts, has been fired, according to his lawyer.

In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after a scathing report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog concluded he had leaked information to reporters and misled investigators about his actions. This followed the revelation that Strzok had exchanged politically-charged text messages with Bureau attorney Lisa Page during the 2016 election campaign season and while he himself was leading the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

"A lengthy investigation and multiple rounds of congressional testimony failed to produce a shred of evidence that Special Agent Strzok's personal views ever affected his work", he said.

"Peter Strzok, a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired".

In June, the release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's review of the Clinton investigation led to Strzok's removal from his office, where he was a counterespionage agent. "No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!" he wrote.

Mr Strzok is the third high-profile FBI employee who had been involved in the Russian Federation and Clinton investigations to be fired since Mr Trump took office.

Trump has repeatedly criticised Strzok on Twitter.

The FBI declined to comment. In a tweet on Monday, Trump wrote that the Clinton probe now "should be properly redone!"

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Anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok was reportedly fired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation late last week; ending months of uncertainty surrounding the disgraced Federal Bureau of Investigation agent after his private text messages showed political bias throughout the agency.

The firing, first reported by the Washington Post, was confirmed to CNN by Strzok's lawyer.

Strzok was deeply involved in the FBI's Clinton email investigation and was temporarily assigned to Mueller's office.

President Trump, in his own Twitter attack, highlighted different elements of Strzok's bio.

Notoriously anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok has been fired - and it's either a blow to democracy or much-needed housecleaning to restore order, depending on who you ask.

Strzok was sacked Friday, his attorney confirmed.

The FBI team that investigated the Trump campaign obtained an intrusive warrant to spy on former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page over the course of 12 months.

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