Skip to comments.Agent fired over anti-Trump text messages sues FBI, Justice
Posted on 08/06/2019 11:42:38 AM PDT by bitt
WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to unrelenting pressure from the president when it fired him.
The suit from Peter Strzok also alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his political opinions, and that the Justice Department violated his privacy when it shared hundreds of his text messages with reporters.
The campaign to publicly vilify Special Agent Strzok contributed to the FBIs ultimate decision to unlawfully terminate him, the lawsuit says, as well as to frequent incidents of public and online harassment and threats of violence to Strzok and his family that began when the texts were first disclosed to the media and continue to this day.
The complaint, which names as defendants Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray, revisits a political drama that was seized on by conservative critics of special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation as proof that the bureau was biased against Trump. Multiple investigations are underway examining whether the FBI acted properly during the Russia investigation, and Strzok remains a frequent target of Trumps scornful tweets.
Representatives of the FBI and Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The suit provides new details about the circumstances of Strzoks firing and amounts to the latest defense of his reputation, coming months after a fiery congressional hearing in which he insisted that his personal views never influenced his work.
Strzok, a veteran counterintelligence agent who helped lead FBI investigations into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server and ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, was removed from Muellers team after the texts with FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to light. He was fired from the FBI last August.
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hmm time for indictments???
Maybe a responsible judge will just throw this out...and at the same time, remind him he is LUCKY he is not in jail (yet).
The audacity of these people is over the top. But, none of them have gone to jail, so why not continue?
Didn’t his comments beyond simple policy?
Wasn’t there some sort of comments about how to take on the candidate if he was elected?
Seems like another deep-state person seeking self-inflicted pain.
Discovery should be interesting.
Is this satire?
This is Babylon Bee or John Semmens, no?
This photograph of smugness represents the entire lot of FBI, CIA, NIS, and Socialist/Democrats in general involved in the conspiracy to take out our President as they know our judicial system has become nothing more than a game they have manipulated in their favor to win.
OMG! The F ing NErve...he Should be in PRISON!
His lawyer should let him know treason an attempted coup against a sitting President is a HANGING offense.
Insubordination is immediate grounds for termination, EVERYWHERE.
You used your work equipment to bad mouth your boss.. you got fired....
Sucks to be you... but its your own fault.
I cannot believe there is anything whatsoever that prevents the FBI from firing an agent for cause or no cause.
In this case there was ample cause, beyond ample cause.
Hey! you almost had me choke on an apple I’m eating. LOL He does like he is ready to go postal.
Wasn’t he conducting an affair while on company time, using company equipment? If he’d done these things on his off time with his own equipment the FBI wouldn’t know anything about it.
Regardless of whether he liked Trump or not, I would think these things could still get you fired.
A leftist claiming to be the victim? Can’t say I’m surprised by this.
Exactly. They seem to have confidence that they are absolutely untouchable and I’m starting to believe it.
Ha...Document search and court disclosure should be a hoot
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