Peter Strzok fired from the FBI

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(CNN) — The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russia probe last year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok’s lawyer said Monday.

Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the agent’s termination on Friday. Goelman said that the deputy director’s decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-day suspension.

“The decision to fire Special Agent Strzok is not only a departure from typical Bureau practice, but also contradicts Director (Christopher) 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 in his statement.

Strzok’s firing was earlier reported by The Washington Post.

 

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5 comments

    • Michael

      Except the 1st amendment has limited reach into the workplace.

      It doesn’t apply to the private sector at all. The public sector (government employees) do not have 1st amendment rights when it comes to matters associated with their employment. When asked if Trump was going to become president he actually said that the FBI would prevent it. That shows a lack of integrity and should justifiably start an inquiry as to whether or not he’s fit for duty.

    • C

      If you’d ever get over your hate for Trump long enough, you might understand that this wasn’t about what he said. It was about the deception and intent of his words. And Wings,the last time I looked Trump’s the boss, and the boss can fire a subordinate any time he wants.

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