Under normal circumstances, reading a letter firing someone just isn’t funny, unless it’s Peter Strzok, that arrogant and corrupt FBI agent in charge of investigating Donald Trump. I believe the letter should be mandatory reading for every FBI employee from Christopher Wray to………hey, what’s lower than a snake’s belly.
Never mind, you know what I mean. Getting fired is bad enough, but to be totally humiliated is adding insult to injury. But, he did deserve it.
David Bowdich, who was deputy director of the bureau when he wrote his brutally harsh letter firing Strzok told him that the damage he had done to the reputation of the FBI would last for years.
He specifically mentioned an FBI device, his FBI cellphone that he used to text his married lover, Lisa Page, and the unprofessional comments they shared over those same devices. Ouch. That will leave a mark.
Strzok vowed to Lisa Page that he would stop Trump from winning the election and they spoke about insurance against that happening. That would explain Crossfire Hurricane and why they faked information to get FISA warrants against Carter Page in order to spy on Trump.
That spying has continued even to this day. It was no accident that the FBI took boxes of material they could not seize by law. Or that they refuse to give it up.
Portions of the letter read:
“While there is no doubt your 21 years of service to the organization cannot and should not be erased, it is difficult to fathom the repeated, sustained errors of judgment you made while serving as the lead agent in two of the most high profile investigations in the country. Though the Office of the Inspector General found no evidence of bias impacted any of your or the FBI’s investigative actions or decisions, your sustained pattern of bad judgment in the use of an FBI device has called into question for many of the decisions made during both the Clinton e-mail investigation and the initial states of the Russian Collusion investigation.”
“In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI.”
“In my 23 years in the FBI, I have not seen a more impactful series of missteps which called into question the entire organization and more thoroughly damaged the reputation of the organization. In our role as FBI employees, we sometimes make unpopular decisions, but the public should be able to examine our work and not have to question motives.”
“As Deputy Assistant Director, you were expected to be a leader who was beyond reproach and set an example for not only our direct subordinates but others throughout the organization who watched and observed your behaviors and actions. You failed to do so repeatedly and put your own interests [above] the interests of the organization. Though it pains me to do so, it is for this reason that I am dismissing you from the rolls of the FBI.”
Strzok served as deputy assistant director of the bureau’s counterintelligence division, leading the investigation into phony Trump-Russia collusion claims and before that, the probe of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a personal email server to send and receive classified documents.
Strzok was first fired from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and then from the bureau after the Department of Justice’s inspector general in 2017 turned up the damning emails exchanged between him and Page. In them, the pair expressed contempt for Trump and his supporters and
Strzok hinted at plans to derail his campaign.