Former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired on Friday for violating bureau policies; his lawyer confirmed the firing Monday morning.
It is unclear whether Peter Strzok lost his top security clearance at this time.
FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing of Strzok, however we should be cautious of Bowdich.
As previously reported, Bowdich was involved in the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting cover-up and he may be a potential witness in the Trump-Russia probe as Comey had a conversation with him about Trump asking him to back off his probe into General Flynn.
The New York Times:
Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations, has been fired for violating bureau policies, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer said Monday.
Mr. Trump and his allies seized on the text messages — exchanged during the 2016 campaign with a former F.B.I. lawyer, Lisa Page — in assailing the Russia investigation as an illegitimate “witch hunt.” Mr. Strzok, who rose over 20 years at the F.B.I. to become one of its most experienced counterintelligence agents, was a key figure in the early months of the inquiry.
Along with writing the text messages, Mr. Strzok was accused of sending a highly sensitive search warrant to his personal email account.
It is not clear why Mr. Strzok, who was formally fired on Friday, was dismissed at this time. In June, his conduct was laid out in a wide-ranging inspector general’s report on how the F.B.I. handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails in the run up to the 2016 election. And in July, he testified before the House about the text messages.
Peter Strzok and his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page sent each other thousands of text messages which was discovered by Inspector General Horowitz.
In what is believed to be one of the most damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds was a discussion about an “insurance policy” to keep Trump out of office.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok text messaged to Page in an Aug. 15, 2016 exchange, referring to Andrew McCabe.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok added.
Other profanity-laced text messages between Strzok and Page showed their contempt for Donald Trump.
Peter Strzok also said in a text message to Lisa Page “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President.
His lover Lisa Page resigned in early May.
James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Comey confidant, James Baker were previously fired and or resigned.