White House: Peter Strzok ‘Probably’ Should Be Fired

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday she believes President Donald Trump “probably” thinks FBI agent Peter Strzok should no longer be employed.

“My guess is probably not,” Sanders replied, noting the White House remains concerned about the FBI’s conduct of the Clinton email investigation.

“There’s a lot of things in this report that worry us in the administration and should worry Americans that people played this political bias and injected it into a department that shouldn’t,” Sanders said of the newly released IG report.

The Department of Justice’s IG report revealed Thursday that Strzok texted his mistress and colleague Lisa Page assurances they would stop Trump from becoming president.

“(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote to Strzok.

“No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,” Strzok replied.

The FBI pair were intimately involved in the counter-intelligence investigation of the Trump 2016 campaign. Strzok and Page have drawn criticism previously for anti-Trump text messages. The report, however, found “we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed.”