Congressman Goodlatte's son rips him for 'ruining' Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's career

Trey Gowdy Peter Strzok is the Only Person Responsible For His Firing and He Completely Earned It

Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok

Strzok's lawyer is blaming political pressure over the text messages for Strzok's firing last Friday.

The lawyer, Aitan Goelman, criticized the firing in a statement Monday, saying he was sacked because of political pressure and "to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment". The FBI had been reviewing his employment.

Supporters of fired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and donated almost $200,000 on GoFundMe in just 15 hours.

Strzok put out a statement from his attorneys on a newly-created and verified Twitter account in his name, which included a link to the GoFundMe page.

Blatantly anti-Trump texts sent from Strzok his girlfriend - who was also his coworker - during the 2016 campaign when he wrote how they needed to stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency.

The texts between Strzok and Lisa Page have ignited conservative corners of the internet for months.

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He added that Comey's team was using personal email addresses and sending classified information on them while investigating Hillary Clinton and portraying themselves as heroes. Clinton was cleared in the probe.

The decision to fire Strzok should be "deeply troubling to all Americans", said his attorney Aitan Goelman.

There is no indication that the probe will be dropped.

"It is a total Hoax", Trump said of the Russian Federation investigation.

Monday, the president called for the Mueller investigation to be "properly redone" in light of Mr. Stzok's involvement.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, one of the leading critics of the FBI investigations, said Strzok was sacked "because of what his own written words plainly showed: he was willing to use his official FBI position to try and stop President Trump from getting elected".

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