Strzok helped lead the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election. Trump contended that Strzok targeted the president and accused Strzok of being "treasonous" and a "disgrace".
Strzok vigorously defended himself at a combative House hearing in July, speaking publicly for the first time since the texts were revealed.
"Late Friday afternoon, the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation overruled the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and departed from established precedent by firing 21-year Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran Peter Strzok", Aitan Goelman, attorney for Strzok, said.
Goelman said that the deputy director "departed from established precedent by firing" Strzok.
Strzok's lawyer charged the decision also contradicts FBI Director Christopher Wray's "testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI meant to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters".
What about the hearing?
England swing kings seal second Test rout of India As India slumped to a humiliating defeat in the Lord's Test, Virat Kohli walked out with a blank expression on his face. However, the hero of the match for England was Chris Woakes , who came into the game after an injury-induced break.
Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze in Cleveland National Forest Later came another expletive-laden text that ended with the ominous warning: "The place is going to burn just like you planned". The arraignment for Forrest Clark was supposed to be today, but the judge in the case said the suspect refused to go to court.
Trump 'monitoring' the stolen plane situation The incident fell under the ongoing mission of Noble Eagle, the air defense mission launched after the 9/11 attacks, Hillier said. He said he heard a loud "boom", then saw smoke coming from a spot in Puget Sound where the plane appeared to have crashed.
Additionally, in his report the inspector general noted Strzok showed a "willingness" to hamper candidate Trump's election chances. "No he won't. We'll stop it".
Page questioned whether Trump would become president.
Democrats accused Republicans of trying to divert attention from Mueller's investigation and Trump's ties to Russian Federation by excessively focusing on Strzok.
Strzok, who was a deputy assistant director for counterintelligence at the bureau, has apologized for sending the messages and said they reflected personal views that did not affect his work. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion and called the investigation a witch hunt. He is the second senior FBI agent to be fired as a result of the inspector general's investigation.
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page arrives for a House committee deposition, one day after the session involving Strzok.
McCabe - who, unlike Comey, could not be removed at the will of the president - has said his termination was a politically motivated attempt to undermine the Mueller probe.
He handled many important espionage cases including one involving a former Central Intelligence Agency officer suspected of working for China and a group of Russian spies who had been working undercover in the United States.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018. Mr Bolton said Mr Pompeo would be prepared to return to North Korea for talks, but not for more rhetoric.
Unai Emery tasted defeat in his first official game as the Gunners' head coach, as the players struggled to ease into his set-up. Look at what Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech did in the first half, almost kicking the ball into his own net.
He got seven carries in Washington's preseason debut after Kelley and Guice were done for the night, totaling 31 yards. But there are other running backs, such as Ronnie Brown and Edgerrin James, who were never the same after the injury.
The meteor shower started to break out into the night sky around mid-July and will carry on through to the last week of August. However, the Perseids meteor shower is so bright that it is actually visible through lightly polluted skies.
As the currency drops, Turkish companies and households with debt in foreign currencies see their debts expand. Investors in Turkey are also anxious about President Erdogan's interference in the country's central bank.
After tests, scientists at the UK's military research lab, Porton Down, found the couple had also been exposed to Novichok. Three months after the Salisbury attack, two other people fell ill at a house in Amesbury, about eight miles from the city.
Trump puts pressure on Turkey by doubling down on tariffs
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Look Up for the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend
The meteor shower will peak overnight into Monday, with 70 meteors visible each hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east.
Defending PGA champion let golden opportunity slip away
He missed four months at the start of the year when a partially torn tendon in his left wrist, causing him to sit out the Masters. Each day got a little bit better here. "The drive on 17..." He did well to advance it, but had to save par from a bunker.
White House Ex-Employee Omarosa Releases Trump Tape
She said that she was "totally complicit " when she defended the president after the Charlottesville riots one year ago. But the incident isn't in her book because she didn't hear the tape until after the book was published.
Singer Aretha Franklin reported to be 'gravely ill'
For years now, the world has speculated that legendary singer Aretha Franklin has been battling cancer. Aretha Franklin is reportedly " gravely ill " and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit .
Death toll touches 29, red alert in 8 districts
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appealed to all for supporting state measures in dealing with the flood situation in the state. Only Kasaragode, in northern Kerala which forms the border with Karnataka, has received deficient rainfall this season so far.
DOOM Eternal Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
Instead, you'll be able to travel to multiple worlds (including never-before-seen ones) on your demon-slaying adventure. Intense is an understatement when it comes to the gameplay reveal of the next Doom .
Shearer: Don't write off Manchester United
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England v India: second Test, day two
England have yet to decide whether Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will replace Stokes. Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30.