FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok It was fired on Friday afternoon and escorted from the building has had his Twitter account verified.
This comes after life needs of people concerned with the fact that there were some parity accounts created in his name. A Twitter spokeswoman did not have a comment for the DC Chronicle at this time.
The FBI has fired Peter Strzok over anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with his lover during the 2016 presidential campaign, Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman confirmed Monday.
Strzok, who led the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, was fired on Friday on the orders of FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, Goelman said. The decision overruled a previous FBI decision that Strzok should face a demotion and 60-day suspension.
“This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans,” Goelman said in a statement Monday. Goelman accused Bowdich of bowing to political pressure and said the firing was not based “on a fair and independent examination of the facts.”
The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.
Strzok has been a lighting rod since text messages he exchanged with another FBI investigator, Lisa Page, became public. In thousands of messages, Strzok and Page disparage the president and other political figures.