Lawyer confirms Peter Strzok escorted from FBI building; Goodlatte says subpoena on the way

On Tuesday, Fox News reported that Aitan Goelman, an attorney for anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, confirmed that Strzok was escorted from the FBI building.  On the same day, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., indicated that a subpoena targeting Strzok is on the way.

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According to Fox News:

Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, argued that even though his client has “played by the rules,” he has been targeted by “unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”

“All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears tainted by political influence,” a statement from Goelman said.

He said that Strzok “has complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings.” The attorney did not say exactly when Strzok was escorted out.

“Instead of publicly calling for a long-serving FBI agent to be summarily fired, politicians should allow the disciplinary process to play out free from political pressure,” Goelman said, according to the Fox report. “Our leaders and the public should be very concerned with how readily such influence has been allowed to undermine due process and the legal protections owed to someone who has served his country for so long. Pete Strzok and the American people deserve better.”

What about the truth and something called “equal protection under the law?”

The FBI, Fox said, had no comment.

A post at Hot Air noted:

Peter Strzok’s attorney is complaining about … political bias influencing an investigation?

They’re either going to fire him or Strzok will resign “voluntarily.” Any other outcome is unthinkable at this point. Unless he’s punching the clock for pension reasons, I’m not sure why he’d want to continue. He’s been stuck working in the human resources department since Mueller booted him off the Russiagate probe last year. Absent any financial incentive to remain on the payroll, the only reason to keep going is because he thinks quitting under pressure would amount to admitting that he’d behaved improperly in his investigations. He’s just not going to concede that. That’s why he wants to testify before Congress.

Although Strzok was escorted from the building, we understand that he’s still employed by the FBI and works for Human Resources.  Which means he’s still drawing a taxpayer-funded check…

Remember, this is the agent who said “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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