The infamous FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was revealed to have sent anti-Trump texts to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, has been fired.
According to The Hill:
The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, the counterintelligence agent who came under fire for sending disparaging text messages about President Trump and other political figures during the 2016 election.
Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman confirmed the firing, which took place on Friday. He blasted the decision in a statement, saying the “Deputy Director of the FBI overruled the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and departed from established precedent by firing 21-year FBI veteran Peter Strzok.”
“The decision to fire Special Agent 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 in a statement.
The inspector general released a scathing report about Strzok’s bias and he was placed on leave earlier this year. The investigation continues to look at whether Strzok’s bias led to any malfeasance in the investigation of President Trump.