In the aftermath of the publication of the Inspector General’s report on FBI abuse, if there was one thing that was made abundantly clear, it was that FBI special agent Peter Strzok – who was in charge of the Clinton email investigation and then probed Trump for “Russian collusion” while texting his lover Lisa Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president – was acting out of pure, political bias and anger at Clinton’s loss. It was certainly not lost on Trump, who made his feelings on the subject abundantly clear on twitter:
- Comey gave Strozk his marching orders. Mueller is Comey’s best friend. Witch Hunt! (source)
- “The highest level of bias I’ve ever witnessed in any law enforcement officer.” Trey Gowdy on the FBI’s own, Peter Strzok. Also remember that they all worked for Slippery James Comey and that Comey is best friends with Robert Mueller. A really sick deal, isn’t it? (source)
- The IG Report totally destroys James Comey and all of his minions including the great lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who started the disgraceful Witch Hunt against so many innocent people. It will go down as a dark and dangerous period in American History! (source)
- FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who headed the Clinton & Russia investigations, texted to his lover Lisa Page, in the IG Report, that “we’ll stop” candidate Trump from becoming President. Doesn’t get any lower than that! (source)
And while Lisa Page had the wits to quit shortly before the publication of the OIG report, Strzok did not and in fact was still employed at the time of the report’s publication last Thursday. But maybe not much longer because as CNN first reported, Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, even though he is still technically employed and, as we reported some time ago, he has been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team.
News – FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me; as of today, he is still employed; he’s been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team.
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) 19 June 2018
Shortly after the report, Strzok’s attorney confirmed the report saying that Strzok was escorted from the building amid an internal review of his conduct.
“Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks,” his attorney Aitan Goelman said in a statement.
It gets better: in the layer letter, attorney Goelman writes that “Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”