Former FBI agent Peter Strzok has launched a legal fund and is raking in thousands in donations after getting himself fired.
The former deputy chief of counterintelligence who was fired Friday took to his new Twitter account to express his shock over the “extraordinary outpouring of support” he has received.
Following the decision to terminate his employment after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigated him over anti-Trump text messages, a group of supporters set up the “Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok” fundraiser.
The GoFundMe page raised an astounding $306,000 in just one day and is still going as mindless liberals throw their cash at the disgraced former agent who used his FBI phone to send anti-Trump texts to Lisa Page, his former co-worker and lover.
Strzok thanked them on Twitter, touting their “shared American ideals.”
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.
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) August 14, 2018
And a few supporting tweets generated plenty of eye-rolls from Americans who don’t share Strzok’s kind of “ideals.”
Thank you for your service
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) August 14, 2018
Thank you Peter. American hero.???
— ?Ana (@DemocracyJourno) August 14, 2018
Strzok and his lawyer are claiming his firing from the agency is politically motivated and that the termination came as a surprise.
“We had an agreement with the FBI’s Office for Professional Responsibility, which is the main caretaker for internal discipline, that he would get a 60-day suspension and a demotion. At the last minute, that was countermanded by (FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich) and he was fired. So yeah, we were surprised,” Strzok’s attorney told CNN on Monday.
“We think that they had the power, but not the right to do it,” he added. “In this case, it is hard to reach any conclusion other than that the decision to reverse the OPR’s decision was motivated at least largely by politics.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, who had a contentious exchange with Strzok when he appeared at a House hearing in July, fired back Monday to claims that he and other Republicans, including President Trump, were responsible for Strzok’s firing.
“Peter Strzok didn’t need any help at all demonizing himself. He had that fully covered. This is exactly what they said about Andy McCabe,” Gowdy told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on “The Story” Monday.
“Of course his lawyer said it was a railroad job,” Gowdy continued, “because the only other option is to say, ‘You know what, my client prejudged two major investigations. He made up his mind that Hillary Clinton was innocent before he interviewed her. He made up his mind that Donald Trump should be impeached before he bothered to interview him and by the way, he did a lot of this on a government phone and he violated FBI policy.”
“He got a lawyer who’s willing to say it’s political,” Gowdy added.
Trump fired off a series of tweets in response to the news that Strzok was finally fired, citing others like Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch in his calls for the Robert Mueller investigation to be shut down.
Twitter users condemned the former agent for his actions and the crowdfunding page established to help him.
Dont know who is dumber, guy who asks for a go fund me because you got fired for incompetence. Or the people who would fund you. Smh. Money for your ex wife or girlfriend.
If you did your job correctly you would still have 1
— Coldmilk Mark (@8Marko08) August 14, 2018
Our newest Scam PACer speaks out https://t.co/dMUt0Yevka
— Nathan the Wurtzelhearted (@NathanWurtzel) August 14, 2018
Like cheating on your wife ideals or abusing your power of office to influence an election ideals?
— theRoddick (@sirRoddick) August 14, 2018
American ideals? Really? Like being a sleezy, slithering snake on our dime? Disgusting.
— Kris Piper (@KrisPiper1) August 14, 2018
But a terrible husband huh
— Steve Sprague (@sprague_steve) August 14, 2018
I’m 72 years old and a veteran and I’m appalled at you actions. You had the job of serving our country with the FBI without bias and you truly failed at that plus you were not a very honorable husband. I really feel bad for your family at what you put them thru, Be ashamed.
— William Hymes (@oldngreypa) August 14, 2018
You broke FBI policies, seriously corroded it’s reputation, and impacted two major investigations in our country.
So you get terminated!
Then set up a gofundme for legal fees/living expenses.
This is completely ridiculous!
— Danny Rosengard (@DannyRosengard) August 14, 2018
So basically in saying this you are admitting you had a bias and you were deliberately working against the principles of our country. The ideals you share are anything but American.
— The Strawman Prophecy (@DetTitanUp) August 14, 2018
When you get a bunch of morons to donate to your GoFundMe when you’ll also be collecting a hefty pension… pic.twitter.com/eTyYhrw66F
— clarice starling (@hell_oh_clarice) August 14, 2018
Good riddance. You brought discredit and dishonor on the FBI through your professional & personal misconduct. You’re contemptible. Your arrogance and hubris has sullied the FBI’s reputation and will do so for decades.
I detest you.
— David Cole Grey (@greycole05) August 14, 2018
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