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Strzok Fundraiser Pulls in More Than $190K in Hours

He's 'been the target of highly politicized attacks,' it states
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 1:29 AM CDT
Fundraiser for Strzok Pulls in More Than $190K
FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, waits for the start of a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 12, 2018.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Peter Strzok, fired by the FBI and insulted by President Trump, still apparently has a few allies. A GoFundMe fundraiser that friends started for the 21-year agency veteran raked in more than $190,000 in a matter of hours Monday, the Hill reports. Strzok, "his work, and his character have been the target of highly politicized attacks, including frequent slanderous statements from President Trump, who actively—and apparently successfully—pressured FBI officials to fire Pete," the fundraiser states. Strzok isn't a wealthy lobbyist, and "doesn’t have deep pockets that allow him to pay for the significant legal bills he has incurred ... or to easily cover the expenses incurred by his lost income," it says. (Read more Peter Strzok stories.)

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