During an appearance on MSNBC Monday morning, former FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok defended the FBI after the agency raided former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home last week to recover classified documents.
“Absolutely the American public should trust what the FBI is doing,” Strzok said. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Strzok stated.
Strzok was the FBI's lead investigator in the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server. He was fired from Robert Mueller's Special Counsel Investigation after sending anti-Trump text messages and beginning an affair with colleague Lisa Page, and he was fired from the agency in August 2018 for the texts.
According to Strzok, Trump "has spent his entire adult life living on the margins of the law, pushing up to the edge, seeing what he can get away with, and then pushing a step or two beyond that."
On August 8, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home to recover classified documents Trump allegedly stole from the White House. Conservatives and Republicans quickly accused the raid of being politically motivated.
“There comes a point where no man is above the law,” Strzok said. ''There comes a point that there are things that you do if you are holding these highly, highly classified documents… that if they fell into the hands of an unauthorized party, let alone a Russian intelligence officer or a Chinese intelligence officer, would cause massive damage to national security."
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