Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages

Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill

- The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation over text messages criticizing President Donald Trump.

GOP critics say Strzok's texts with former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page - with whom he was having an extramarital affair at the time - are clear evidence of anti-Trump bias. After learning about the messages, Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the 2016 presidential election.

Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman, says the firing was ordered by FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, after the department which oversees personal disciplinary matters ruled the disgraced FBI agent would face a "demotion and 60-day suspension".

In a second tweet today, Trump wrote, "Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation".

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Strzok had been reassigned to the FBI's human resources division. He insisted that the texts - including ones in which he called Trump a "disaster" and said "We'll stop" a Trump candidacy - did not reflect political bias and had not affected his investigations.

He made headlines when it was revealed he sent text messages to his work colleague and mistress, Lisa Page, vowing to stop President Donald Trump from winning the 2016 election. Strzok and Page were having an affair at the time the messages were sent. It is a total Hoax.

Mueller promptly removed Strzok from his team after Horowitz's internal review uncovered the critical text messages that disparaged Trump and his supporters. "No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!"

Trump took to Twitter to gloat about the agent's termination - and once again slam the bureau.

But President Trump tweeted Monday saying Strzok "finally" had been let go. In one exchange, Strzok and Page anxious that the FBI was going too hard on Hillary in the email investigation. I hope this development will allow us move to forward in restoring the character of an agency where so many fearless men and women work tirelessly to keep America safe. In March, Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director, was sacked after the inspector general repeatedly faulted him for misleading investigators.

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