WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team because of anti-Donald Trump text messages has been escorted out of the FBI building.
That's according to a statement issued Tuesday by a lawyer for Peter Strzok (STRUCK).
In the statement, attorney Aitan Goelman says his client remains a proud FBI agent who wants to keep serving the country but has been the target of "unfounded personal attacks."
Goelman says Strzok has "complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings."
Strzok, a seasoned counterintelligence agent, was involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He was sharply criticized in an inspector general report last week for trading anti-Trump text messages with an FBI lawyer.