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Strzok has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets as he has sought to undercut the ongoing investigation into his campaign. That seems to have influenced the bureau’s treatment of the once beloved agent, defenders of Strzok say.
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“I never saw the political side that’s in his texts, and I mean that,” said Robert Anderson, a former moncler outlet FBI executive who worked with Strzok. “However, I also told him to his face since this happened, ‘Look, I love you, brother, but you stepped in it here.'”Strzok has moncleroutlet-i always seemed to live a life fit for a G man movie. The piumini moncler scontatissimi son of an Army officer turned international development worker, Strzok traveled the world as a moncler bambino outlet child witnessing violent revolts against governments in Iran, West Africa and Haiti by the time he was 16.
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As the sun came up in Washington and Strzok was still at his desk, he sent FBI agents to the hotel room where he thought Underwood was staying.