Peter Strzok, the FBI agent under fire over a series of anti-Trump text messages, was “escorted” from the FBI building, his lawyer confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.
The FBI had no comment when contacted by Fox News.
News of Strzok’s removal came after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed during a Congressional hearing earlier Tuesday that his office was looking into whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias played a role in the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe.
His attorney, Aitan Goelman, stated that even though Mr. Strzok has “played by the rules,” he has been targeted by “unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks.”
Apparently Mr. Strzok’s removal from the FBI building occurred last Friday; his employment status is unknown.