Peter Strzok, a dismissed employee of the FBI investigation service, has started a lawsuit against the US government. The man believes that he was wrongly fired because of his criticism of President Donald Trump.
Strzok was the second man in the FBI's counterintelligence. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, he exchanged text messages with a colleague about Trump's participation.
When asked if Trump would become president, Strzok replied "no, we will prevent that". He also called Trump "an idiot". After the existence of these messages became known, the FBI employee came under fire.
At the time, Strzok was involved in the Russian investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. He said he was sorry and indicated that his personal views had not influenced his work, but he was dismissed from his position.
Strzok's lawyer states that the dismissal is politically motivated and that the messages fall under the freedom of speech. Strzok had been working for the American investigative service for about twenty years.
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