‘FINALLY’: Trump Cheers Strzok Firing From FBI, Wants Russia Probe Dropped

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump celebrated the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok and questioned whether acknowledgment of bureau misconduct will bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Strzok revealed his firing via his attorney Monday morning saying, “Late Friday afternoon, the Deputy Director of the FBI overruled the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and departed from established precedent by firing 21-year FBI veteran Peter Strzok.”

Strzok’s text messages to Page revealed significant bias against then-candidate Donald Trump and even one in which he pledged “we’ll stop” him from becoming president. Strzok played a central role in the investigation of the Trump 2016 campaign and its alleged ties to the Russian government along with the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Strzok was also briefly employed by special counsel Robert Mueller but was removed from the investigation because of his text messages and dalliance with a colleague.