Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Thursday that disgraced, politically biased FBI official Peter Strzok has been stripped of his security clearance following the devastating and damaging Inspector General’s report on his activities during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In an interview with radio host Howie Carr, Sessions said “Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance.”
Strzok has been in the eye of a political hurricane since December 2017 when tens of thousands of his text message exchanges with Lisa Page, an attorney at the FBI, were made public.
The texts included virulent anti_Trump messages, most sent at the very time Strzok was heading up politically sensitive investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized, non-government email server as well as unproven allegations that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian government to affect the 2016 election.
This past week, a damning text message exchange with Page appeared to show a proactive intent to stop the Trump presidency:
PAGE: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
STRZOK: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
Following that revelation in the IG report, Strzok was reportedly escorted out of FBI headquarters. Now, Sessions confirms he no longer has a security clearance, yet he remains on the government payroll pending further action.
“Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks,” Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman said in a statement Tuesday.
“Despite being put through a highly questionable process, Pete has complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings.”
Listen to the entire interview with Sessions on the Howie Carr Show here: