Well, “the swamp” just got drained a little bit more. You can take your treasonous attitude walking Strzok.
Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts all over the place, and particularly to his “lover,” Lisa Page, has officially been fired!
Bob Fredericks, of the New York Post, reported that, “The FBI fired Agent Peter Strzok, at one time one of the leaders of the bureau’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign, for writing critical text messages about the future president, the Washington Post reported Monday.”
“Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, told the paper that FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered that Strzok be “canned” on Friday, even though the head of the FBI office that usually metes out discipline had ruled Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension.”
According to Meghan Keneally of ABC News, “Goelman said that the deputy director “departed from established precedent” by firing Strzok.
(Yes, and it’s about time we depart from the “swampy” “established precedent. Precedent is not the “be all” and “end all” of every situation. In fact, precedent in government is usually just a political excuse used to justify doing something that doesn’t make sense.)
“This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans. 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,” Goelman said in the statement.
(No, Mr. Goelmen, your client, Agent… Ooops, I mean FORMER Agent Peter Strzok is the one who is “deeply troubling to all Americans.” We believe you when you say there was no evidence that Agent Strzok’s personal views ever affected his work.” THE PROBLEM IS “HIS WORK” FIRST ENTAILED STOPPING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ELECTION AND THEN DERAILING HIS PRESIDENCY AFTER THE ELECTION!)
President Trump reacted to the firing via Twitter:
“Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI – finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction – I just fight back!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
(Good point Mr. President. The “dossier,” which was the driving force behind the Russian collusion investigation, has been completely discredited, and now the guy who was in charge of the bogus investigation has been discredited as well. The only thing I can say is something we’ve said before, “Liberals never lets facts get in their way!”)
The President also tweeted that his firing justified the reopening of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server, which Strzok oversaw.
“Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
(LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!)
“Strzok was removed from the feds’ probe into Russia and Trump by special counsel Robert Mueller after texts critical of Trump that he sent to his then-lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, were discovered.”
Bob Fredericks added that, “Strzok, a 22-year veteran of the FBI, had already been a frequent target of President Trump’s Twitter tirades.”
“‘Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, one of the most successful in history, is a TOTAL HOAX. The Democrats paid for the phony and discredited Dossier which was, along with Comey, McCabe, Strzok and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page, used to begin the Witch Hunt. Disgraceful!’ he tweeted on Aug. 1 in a typical post.”
“Trump has also mocked Strzok and Page as ‘FBI lovers,’ and exploited their relationship and anti-Trump views to try to discredit Mueller’s ongoing probe.”
“‘Will the FBI ever recover it’s once stellar reputation, so badly damaged by Comey, McCabe, Peter S and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page, and other top officials now dismissed or fired? So many of the great men and women of the FBI have been hurt by these clowns and losers!’ The President also tweeted.”
“FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote after probing Strzok and Page that Strzok showed a “willingness to take official action” to hurt Trump, citing a text he sent telling Page ‘we’ll stop Trump from getting elected.’”
“Testifying before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees last month, Strzok did not deny that he held deep animus toward the president.”
A statement released by Strzok’s attorney said, “In fact, in his decades of service, Special Agent Strzok has proved himself to be one of the country’s top counterintelligence officers, leading to only one conclusion – the decision to terminate was taken in response to political pressure, and to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment, not on a fair and independent examination of the facts. It is a decision that produces only one winner – those who seek to harm our country and weaken our democracy.”
(Wrong again “First Amendment breath!” The winners are “We the People,” who want to boot out those “swamp rats” who seek to harm OUR country and weaken OUR democracy.)
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