Langhorne, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), the only former FBI Special Agent in Congress, released a statement following the termination of Peter Strzok.

"While investigating and prosecuting cases as an FBI agent, the focus was always on facts and evidence. Peter Strzok let his personal politics taint an investigation. His actions compromised the integrity of his investigation and damaged the credibility of the Bureau. Strzok’s termination is long overdue. The Department of Justice must ensure investigations are conducted without political bias. His actions severely damaged the public’s trust in the FBI."

The FBI had been reviewing Strzok’s employment after his politically charged text messages were discovered last year. Strzok worked on the early stages of the Russia investigation in 2016 and worked on the special counsel’s team for a few months after Robert Mueller was appointed in May 2017. Strzok was also a lead investigator on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server in 2016.