Disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok pushed back against stinging remarks from President Trump on Thursday, as the president denounced the efforts of his political enemies to take him out while commenting on the US Senate acquitting him on two articles of impeachment.
Describing his own actions as a “responsibility for holding [Trump] accountable,” the fired bureau agent took to Twitter to say “America deserves better.”
Strzok’s tweet comes as he shared two comments tweeted by his attorney, who called his client “a patriotic career counterintelligence agent,” and claimed Trump “raged and threatened those public servants tasked with investigating or testifying about his serial misconduct.”
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) February 7, 2020
2/2 I will have a great deal more to say about the president’s attacks on those with responsibility for holding him accountable.
America deserves better. https://t.co/ywx5R07fOi
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) February 7, 2020
Speaking Thursday from the East Room, the president said the Mueller probe was “all bullshit,” and he slammed former FBI director James Comey as a “sleazeball,” saying if he didn’t fire Comey “it’s possible I wouldn’t even be standing here right now.”
Trump also commented on Strzok and former bureau attorney Lisa Page, who was involved in an extramarital affair with Strzok — not only were the lovebirds part of the Mueller investigation, they were also involved in the Hillary Clinton email probe, with Strzok heading up that effort.
Referring to them as “the FBI lovers,” the president called attention to text messages between the two — the infamous “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency may be the most egregious that stands out.
“‘There’s no way he gets elected,’ meaning me,” Trump said, reading one of the text messages. “‘I’m afraid we can’t take the risk.’ Now think of this, in other words, if I get elected, they can’t, they, two lowlifes, they can’t take the risk. They can’t take the risk. Think of it. And that’s where it came up, the greatest word of all ‘insurance policy.'”
“In other words, if I won, they were going to do exactly what they did to us,” he would add. “They were going to try to overthrow the government of the United States, a duly elected president.”
The president said the FBI, under Comey’s direction, “deleted all of their emails and text messages” after Mueller discovered the exchanges and dismissed Strzok for bias against Trump — Page had already left the team at this point.
“I can tell you, in my opinion, these are the crookedest, most dishonest, dirtiest people I’ve ever seen. They said, this is Strzok: ‘God, Hillary should win 100 million to one.’ This is about me, this is an agent from the FBI. Look how they let her off. Thirty-three thousand emails deleted. Nothing happens to her. Nothing happens. It’s unbelievable.”
As for Strzok’s tweet in response to Trump’s remarks, the funny thing about Twitter is that when you weigh in, others get to respond to you — unless, of course, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey deems otherwise.
Jack Furnari, a founding partner and CEO of BizPac Review/Conservative News Today, informed Strzok: “You should be prosecuted for treason.”
You should be prosecuted for treason.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 7, 2020
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
I’m glad you’re no longer with the government but how worried should we be that there are plenty more political operators like you imbedded throughout the intel community targeting innocent Americans?
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) February 7, 2020
Your ego is writing checks that your butt can’t cash
— Half Ninja??⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@feeldman46) February 7, 2020
— VK2 (@2222vj) February 7, 2020
Hello Peter! Have you been interviewed by Durham or Huber about your roll in Crossfire Hurricane or the “insurance policy?” Does Lisa still have a restraining order on you? And are you under grand jury investigation? Inquiring minds want to know!
— Kelly (@KellySunshineT1) February 7, 2020
— Debbie #WWG1WGA (@debbiered15) February 7, 2020
Start buying soap on a rope Pete your going to need it!
— Jpeters (@petersrj3) February 7, 2020
Anerica does deserve better. America deserves justice for what was done to President Trump.
— Lauren Elizabeth (@Coast__Coast) February 7, 2020
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