Peter Strzok’s Lawyer Speaks Out After Client Gets Sacked By FBI: No Doubt Firing Was ‘Political’

FBI agent Peter Strzok — the subject of much ire from President Donald Trump and many on the right in recent months after his anti-Trump texts were made public — was fired from the Bureau on Monday. Now, his lawyer is speaking out — and he claims that his client’s firing was pure politics.

Appearing on MTP Daily Monday, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman denounced his client’s dismissal from the FBI.

“I don’t think that you can rationally reach any conclusion other than it was political,” Goelman said. He added, “It’s difficult to believe — given the steady drum beat of texts demonizing Pete from the president and all the calls on Capitol Hill by Republicans for Pete to be fired — that that didn’t play a role in the Bureau’s ultimate decision.”

Goelman doesn’t consider Strzok’s ouster to be the end result of a covert mission to fire the agent. The attorney claims that administration figures were quite open about their motives.

“It’s not a secret back door thing,” Goelman said. “They are publicly demonizing this man and saying he should no longer be an agent.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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