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Strzok thanks supporters as his GoFundMe page raises $250,000 in less than a day

Strzok thanks supporters as his GoFundMe page raises $250,000 in less than a day
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Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok on Tuesday thanked his supporters, writing on Twitter that he is “stunned and humbled” as a GoFundMe page has raised more than $250,000 for him in less than 24 hours.

Strzok’s tweet did not directly address the fundraising campaign, but it came as the account had exceeded its original goal of $150,000 by more than $100,000 in just 23 hours. Its new goal is $350,000.

“Stunned and humbled by the extraordinary outpouring of support already received from thousands of fellow everyday citizens taking time to fight for our country and our shared American ideals,” he tweeted. “Thank you.”

 

The GoFundMe campaign was launched Monday after news broke that the FBI fired Strzok, a counterintelligence agent whom Republicans have criticized for sending disparaging text messages about President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE during the 2016 campaign.

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The money raised will be placed into a trust “dedicated to covering Pete’s hefty – and growing – legal costs and his lost income,” according to the GoFundMe page.

Strzok was removed from Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s special counsel team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election after his text messages criticizing Trump surfaced. Strzok exchanged the messages with then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair. He was also a key figure in the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller MORE's email use while secretary of State.

Trump on Monday praised Strzok's firing, tweeting “finally” and asking whether the Russia investigation “will be dropped.”