FBI agent Peter Strzok is under fire for his anti-Trump text messages, and was escorted from the FBI’s Washington headquarters amid an internal review of his conduct, his lawyer confirmed Tuesday.
According to his lawyer Aitan Goelman, Strzok, who has been a top counterintelligence officer at the FBI for roughly 20 years, was “escorted from the building” — though it is unclear if that means this week or last week — after being “put through a highly questionable process.” (Video Below)
“Pete has complied with every FBI procedure,” said Goelman in a statement, adding that he “continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks political games and inappropriate information leaks.”
CONFIRMED: Peter Strzok — who's been the subject of a daylong congressional hearing about FBI bias — was escorted from FBI headquarters. pic.twitter.com/2GHpZnUqLQ
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 19, 2018
As of Tuesday, Strzok was still an FBI employee, though he has been moved to the Human Resources department in response to fallout of the politically charged messages he exchanged with a fellow FBI employee.
“All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears stained by political influence,” said Goelman.
Strzok was the deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division of the FBI, helped lead the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and led the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Video Below)
President Trump tweeted, “Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working on the totally discredited Mueller team of 13 Angry & Conflicted Democrats, when Strzok was giving Crooked Hillary a free pass yet telling his lover, lawyer Lisa Page, that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President? Witch Hunt!”
Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working on the totally discredited Mueller team of 13 Angry & Conflicted Democrats, when Strzok was giving Crooked Hillary a free pass yet telling his lover, lawyer Lisa Page, that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President? Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
JUST IN: FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source https://t.co/TtjgLXLc5G pic.twitter.com/Ay6W2VF9oW
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) June 19, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 19, 2018
As we predicted, Peter Strzok has been fired by the FBI. He along with former assistant FBI director Andrew McCabe are in major trouble and could very well face criminal charges. Will James Comey be arrested? We’ll analyze this evening on https://t.co/fqUvO5EEW0.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) June 19, 2018
FBI official Peter Strzok ‘escorted’ from FBI building, lawyer confirms https://t.co/ZCwe3oy1mG
— Fox News Alert (@foxnewsalert) June 19, 2018
BREAKING: Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI building. pic.twitter.com/ofncUv8hiH
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 19, 2018