Strzok was sacked Monday, ending a 22-year career with the bureau, for sending texts to FBI lawyer and girlfriend Lisa Page that were critical of Donald Trump while working on special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
"They set their own personal judgments about Trump and put their finger on the scale and thumb of the scale of the Clinton email investigation and very aggressively pursued the Trump investigation or the Russian Federation investigation", he said.
The passage quoted from the fake Strzok account has since been removed from the online Fox News column, with no notice that the text of the column has been edited or altered.
"Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped?" he asked in a reference to the probe by Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. The FBI had been reviewing his employment. When Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was sacked earlier this year, he too started a fund and raked in more than $500,000 dollars.More news: Disney Won't Rehire James Gunn For Guardians Of The Galaxy 3
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The lawyer, Aitan Goelman, criticized the firing in a statement Monday, saying he was sacked because of political pressure and "to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment".
"We are asking you to support a man who has dedicated his life to defending America", it says.
Blatantly anti-Trump texts sent from Strzok his girlfriend - who was also his coworker - during the 2016 campaign when he wrote how they needed to stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency. The FBI did not have immediate comment.