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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:26 PM

Peter Strzok accuses the federal government of violating his rights

He got such a raw deal. I'm glad he's fighting back.

Peter Strzok accuses the federal government of violating his rights
In a new court filing, the former FBI agent says the FBI and DOJ abrogated his right to privacy.
By NATASHA BERTRAND
12/30/2019 01:31 PM EST


Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who launched the bureau’s Russia probe in 2016 and was fired two years later for sending text messages critical of Donald Trump, has alleged in a new court filing challenging his dismissal that the FBI and Justice Department violated his rights to free speech and privacy.

The document was filed on Monday in response to the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which Strzok filed in August. It raises pointed questions about the ability of rank-and-file government employees, as opposed to high-ranking officials, to share personal political opinions on matters of public interest — including on government-issued devices, as Strzok did.

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Strzok has lambasted the administration for defending the free speech rights of its employees only when they are praising Trump, noting in Monday’s court filing that “there is no evidence of an attempt to punish” the FBI agents who, according to a newly released Justice Department inspector general report, celebrated Trump’s election victory in private texts and volunteered to work on a probe of the Clinton Foundation.

“Plaintiff does not contend that they should be punished,” the filing says. “But this vignette is yet additional evidence of this Administration’s pattern of treating critics of President Trump more harshly than his supporters.”


At the time they exchanged the texts, both Strzok and Page were working on the investigation into Russia’s election interference. They had also previously worked on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and Strzok would later join special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. He was removed from that team once Mueller was briefed on the existence of the texts.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/30/peter-strzok-accuses-government-violating-his-rights-091156

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 11:31 PM

1. Good. Does he have a GoFundMe?

This is an American citizen who has dedicated his life to serving this Country and he is being publicly persecuted by officials who have sworn an oath not to do that shit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:07 AM

2. In SO many ways would it be so sweet...........

to see him win this. It would support the dedication of career agents who are devoted to their job and honoring their obligations to do it properly.

Plus, it would give a kick-in-the-balls to IQ45, the "grab-them-by-the-pu**y" guy who illegally paid for sex with political funds - you know, the one who made fun of the agents' relationship.

GAWD, the hypocrisy - that ALONE should get him impeached and thrown out!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:24 AM

3. K&R...

this guy's been harassed & humiliated by the president for having a political opinion that didn't favor the narcissist-in-chief

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 12:57 AM

4. This will be a fun lawsuit to follow

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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:34 AM

5. I'd be glad to get our Free Country back, but I'm not holding my breath.

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