Senior-level FBI agent kicked off Russia probe due to anti-Trump texts

According to a New York Times report, special counsel Robert Mueller removed a senior-level FBI agent from the investigation team due to text messages that he sent against US President Donald Trump.
Trump Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Saturday), the New York Times reported that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the Russia probe, removed a senior-level FBI agent from the investigation team due to concerns that he sent text messages against US President Donald Trump.

Agent Peter Strzok is considered one of the most experienced investigators in the FBI and previously assisted with the Hillary Clinton email investigation, before moving on to investigate Russia’s interference in the election. According to the report, Strzok was transferred to the FBI’s human resources department in the summer after text messages between him and a colleague were discovered, in which they criticized Trump.

Trump and Flynn Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Strzok’s attorney refused to comment on the publication. A Justice Department spokesperson stated: “We are aware of the allegation and are taking any and all appropriate steps.”

As reported on Friday by JOL, Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. US media outlets are claiming that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was the “very senior” member of the transition team who instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials about a UN Security Council vote concerning Israeli settlements.



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