Peter Strzok Increases Fundraising Goal By $200K

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Former FBI agent Peter Strzok has more than doubled the amount of money he is seeking from an online fundraiser set up in the wake of his recent firing from the bureau.

Strzok, who was fired Friday over anti-Trump text messages he sent in 2016 and 2017, initially sought $150,000 to help pay for legal bills and lost income. (RELATED: Peter Strzok Fired For Anti-Trump Texts)

The goal of the GoFundMe fundraiser was increased to $350,000 Tuesday morning. As of this writing, nearly $240,000 has been donated.

Strzok has also set up a Twitter account, as The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported. The account had seven followers on Monday, prior to TheDCNF report. He now has more than 25,000 followers on the social media site.

Strzok has made only two posts to the account. The first, on Monday, was a link to a statement issued by his attorney about the FBI’s decision to fire Strzok. (RELATED: Peter Strzok Reacts To Firing On Newly Created Twitter Account)

“Deeply saddened by this decision,” Strzok wrote.

His second post was a note of thanks to his supporters.

“Stunned and humbled by the extraordinary outpouring of support already received from thousands of fellow everyday citizens taking time to fight for our country and our shared American ideals. Thank you,” he wrote.

Strzok appears to have had the Twitter account for at least a month. He “liked” several tweets posted on July 12, the day of Strzok’s public hearing before the House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform Committees. Strzok “liked” one tweet from actor Jim Carrey referring to Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy as a “vile insect.”

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