Peter Strzok, the disgraced former FBI agent fired over sheer incompetence is suing Bill Barr to get his old job back.
He filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and the FBI and naming Bill Barr and Christopher Wray, Strzok alleges he was fired due to political pressure from Trump.
Strzok was a lead investigator on two massive debacles for the FBI – the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia investigation.
“The FBI fired Special Agent Strzok because of his protected political speech in violation of his rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States,” says the lawsuit as Strzok asks for back pay and reinstatement to the FBI.
From The Daily Caller: Strzok insists in the lawsuit that his anti-Trump text messages are protected by the First Amendment, and that he was the victim of “unrelenting pressure from President Trump and his political allies in Congress and the media.”
“The campaign to fire Strzok included constant tweets and other disparaging statements by the President,” the lawsuit says.
He also alleges that his firing was the result of “unlawful disclosure to the media of texts, intended to be private, from an FBI systems of records.”
“While many in law enforcement have faced attacks by this president, Pete Strzok has been a constant target for two years.
It’s indisputable that his termination was a result of President Trump’s unrelenting retaliatory campaign of false information, attacks and direct appeals to top officials,” Aitan Goelman, a lawyer for Strzok, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
“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. Today, Pete Strzok is fighting back, and sending a message that the Administration’s purposeful disregard for constitutional rights must not be tolerated.”