Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok has been fired from the Bureau after the Department of Justice Inspector General exposed blatant and rampant anti-Trump bias in his messages to a colleague. That colleague was former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was also his mistress. They exchanged messages about stopping Donald Trump from winning the White House.
President Trump reacted to the news Monday morning on Twitter.
Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI - finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction - I just fight back!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
A DOJ Inspector General report released in June detailed Strzok's bias and indicated he was incapable of conducting his work fairly as a result.
During the course of the review, the OIG discovered text messages and instant messages between some FBI employees on the investigative team, conducted using FBI mobile devices and computers, that expressed statements of hostility toward then candidate Donald Trump and statements of support for then candidate Clinton.
We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.
Strzok testified on Capitol Hill in July and said his opposition to Trump's candidacy came from a place of "deep patriotism."