Strzok who was fired in August of 2018 is also arguing that his firing from the FBI was politically motivated.
Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who came under fire for sending disparaging text messages about President Trump and other political figures during the 2016 election, is suing his former employer over his firing, claiming the decision was a result of "unrelenting pressure" from President Trump.
In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Strzok's counsel argued that he was fired unlawfully for using his protected political speech under the First Amendment, among other reasons.
The lawsuit also alleges that unlawful leaks to the press violated the Privacy Act.
"The concerted public campaign to disparage and, ultimately, fire Special Agent Strzok was enabled by the defendants’ deliberate and unlawful disclosure to the media of texts, intended to be private, from an FBI systems of records, in violation of the Privacy Act,” according to the court documents.