Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok 'fired over anti-Trump texts'


One of the most explosive revelations from Horowitz's report was a text Strzok sent to Page in which he said they will "stop" Trump from becoming president.

The FBI has fired Agent Peter Strzok over his text messages showing animus toward President Trump.

"Agent Strzok has a most unusual and largely self-serving definition of bias. despite common sense, doesn't think he's biased", Gowdy said.

In heated testimony on Capitol Hill last month, Strzok vehemently denied any bias in the Russian Federation probe, telling members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees in a joint session: "Like many people, I had and expressed personal political opinions during an extraordinary presidential election".

Strzok vigorously defended himself at a combative House hearing in July, speaking publicly for the first time since the texts were revealed.

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The FBI has not commented on the Washington newspaper's report.

According to Strzok's lawyer, the deputy director ordered his dismissal last week.

Page questioned whether Trump would become president.

"Will the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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?"

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page arrives for a House committee deposition, one day after the session involving Strzok.

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Democrats, as well as Strzok's lawyer, have claimed that the attacks on Strzok are an attempt to undermine Mueller's probe, which is examining ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

During a June congressional hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Strzok had been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility - which he referred to as the bureau's "independent disciplinary arm" - and that officials would "not hesitate to hold people strictly accountable".

The firing was politically motivated, McCabe has said, as an effort to discredit him as a witness in the special counsel investigation. He is now facing a criminal investigation by prosecutors in the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office.

Republicans accused Strzok of bias, with one text message receiving considerable attention from right-wing media outlets, an August 8, 2016, text in which Strzok, discussing with Page the prospect of a Trump win, says, "No".

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