Peter Strzok filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that he was fired unfairly, reported HuffPost Wednesday.
Strzok, whose correspondence with another former FBI official Lisa Page was disclosed to the media, said that FBI ceased to resist “unrelenting pressure” from the US President Donald Trump, which led to him being “unfairly” punished for expressing his political views. Strzok also claimed that the Department of Justice violated his privacy.
“This campaign to publicly vilify Special Agent Strzok contributed to the FBI’s ultimate decision to unlawfully terminate him, as well as to frequent incidents of public and online harassment and threats of violence to Strzok and his family that began when the texts were first disclosed to the media and continue to this day.”
Strzok’s lawyer: “The lawsuit shows that, in bowing to the president’s desires, FBI leaders trampled Pete’s free speech and due process rights in ways that should be deeply troubling to all in government, and indeed, to all Americans.” pic.twitter.com/hfC5LbFaQL
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 6, 2019
In hi complaint Strzok also tried to explain some of his text messages. According to the report, in one of the disclosed messages Strzok wrote “we’ll stop” Trump’s presidency, which media interpreted as him saying that he would work on preventing then a nominee Trump to become a president of the United States. Yet Strzok himself says that he was simply trying to “reassure” Page that Americans would not elect Trump as a president.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website