GoFundMe Page Raises $250,000 for Peter Strzok After Firing From FBI
Strzok tweets message of appreciation to supporters.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by a group supporting former FBI agent Peter Strzok in order to cover his legal fees and lost income.
The "Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok" quickly garnered more than $250,000 and counting for Strzok, who was let go by the bureau on Friday.
Strzok played an integral part in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and what would later become the special counsel's Russia probe.
He was subpoenaed to testify before House lawmakers in July over anti-Trump texts he sent to Lisa Page, his former co-worker and lover, using his FBI phone.
The donation page touted some of Strzok's accomplishments at the FBI and defended his actions.
"We are asking you to support a man who has dedicated his life to defending America," it says.
Strzok put out a statement from his attorneys on a newly-created and verified Twitter account in his name, which included a link to the GoFundMe page.
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) August 13, 2018
The only other tweet from the account is a message from Strzok that he was "stunned and humbled" by the support he's received following his termination.
Stunned and humbled by the extraordinary outpouring of support already received from thousands of fellow everyday citizens taking time to fight for our country and our shared American ideals. Thank you.
— Peter Strzok (@petestrzok) August 14, 2018