Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok Starts a GoFundMe Page: 'He Needs Your Help'
His Friday firing was only made known this morning, but disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok is already rattling his tin cup for donations.
Taking a page out of his former boss Andrew (Andy) McCabe's book, Strzok has set up a GoFundMe account to help defray his legal costs and loss of income. His GoFundMe rapidly raised over $40,000 in five hours with a goal of $150,000. He also opened a Twitter account:
Despite his alleged lack of bias, Strzok's pitch for funds is quite the political screed.
"Peter Strzok, a man who has spent his entire life working to help keep us and our nation safe, has been fired," it begins. "He needs your help."
For the last year, Pete, his work, and his character have been the target of highly politicized attacks, including frequent slanderous statements from President Trump, who actively—and apparently successfully—pressured FBI officials to fire Pete.
All funds raised on this GoFundMe will be put into a trust dedicated to covering Pete’s hefty – and growing – legal costs and his lost income. The trust is being created and details about its management will be shared here as things progress. We also appreciate your help spreading the word about this GoFundMe by sharing this link: www.gofundme.com/peterstrzok
Peter Strzok is a proud husband and father, a veteran of the U.S. Army and counterintelligence Special Agent who spent more than two decades in a job he loved at the FBI.
Pete handled some of the agency’s most important cases, thwarting numerous attacks by foreign and domestic adversaries while being consistently promoted and frequently recognized for his skillful and independent work. In describing his 21 years at the FBI, The New York Times said, “He rose quickly through its ranks, earning a reputation within the bureau as one of its most savvy and reliable counterintelligence agents.”
But last week, in a decision apparently driven by political pressure, a senior FBI official chose to fire Pete — overruling the agency’s normal and independent process by rejecting the decision of the career professionals in the FBI’s disciplinary division. This has left him without income and facing considerable legal bills.
The nation saw Pete’s true character when he voluntarily testified before Congress on July 12th, 2018. Facing an inquisition that even a Fox News anchor said “felt like a public lynching,” he expressed regret for the pain he caused his family and for the harm caused by the weaponization of his words and, as reported by The Daily Beast, “issued a ringing defense of himself and his agency.”