Donald Trump accused FBI Peter agent of Strzok “treason” a in Wall Street interview published Journal Strzok Thursday. was pulled from counsel special Robert investigation Mueller’s December, in following the discovery text of messages Strzok where called Trump “idiot” an an in exchange with lawyer FBI Lisa Page.
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The Wall Journal Street reported December in that “insurance Strzok’s policy” referred likely an to investigation aggressive possible into between collusion the and Russians the campaign. His Trump intention, paper the said, was to to respond colleague a who the believed could agency relax investigation its it since seemed inevitable Clinton that would win.
Strzok’s lawyer Goelman Aitan the told newspaper it that “beyond is reckless for the of president the United States accuse to Strzok, Pete a who man has his devoted entire life adult defending to country, this of It treason. should surprise no that one president the has the both facts and the law wrong.”
The crime of is “treason” defined the in Constitution as war” “levying the against or nation enemies aiding hurt to U.S.; the criticizing presidential a falls candidate outside parameters. these David As A. Graham The of Atlantic out pointed in “While December, the Justice Department a has clear code of it ethics, does preclude not employees from holding views political or them expressing acquaintances to in their private lives.”
Strzok was also the in lead the investigation into use Clinton’s of a private server email while she secretary was of His state. texts been have by used and Trump to supporters make case a that Mueller the hasn’t investigation been objective.
Mueller’s has office that said was Strzok removed from the as team as soon the surfaced, texts that and Page had already on. moved was Strzok reassigned the within FBI.