FBI fires Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages


After Peter Strzok, a high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official who became the center of a firestorm over private text messages that he sent to a girlfriend that were critical of Donald Trump, was sacked on Friday as the Inquisitr reported, a "parody" account opened on Twitter that despite being clearly marked as a "parody" fooled numerous Twitter users into believing the real Strzok was using the account to post new attacks on Trump.

Strzok has insisted that the texts didn't reflect political bias and had not infected his work.

In one exchange, Page wrote Trump "is not ever going to become president, right?"

President Donald Trump immediately welcomed Strzok's firing and used the occasion to lash out once again at the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether there was any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump election campaign.

Trump also called Monday for another investigation into the emails of his defeated Democratic rival Clinton. An internal Justice Department report issued in June blamed Strzok and Page for creating an appearance of impropriety through their texts but found the outcome of the Clinton investigation was not marred by bias.

Republicans were livid during the July hearing, which several times devolved into a partisan shouting match.

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President Trump tweeted Tuesday that Strzok "is a fraud, as is the rigged investigation he started".

Former agent Peter Strzok's lawyer said Monday that he had been fired from the agency over texts from that were critical of Trump. "No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!"

In addition to the Mueller probe, Strzok was also involved in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

House Republicans cheered Strzok's firing, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying on Twitter that it was "long overdue".

Bobby Goodlatte tweeted that he was "deeply embarrassed" that "Strzok's career was ruined by" Virginia Rep.