Peter Strzok is a former FBI agent and was serving as the chief of the Counterespionage Section when he was fired. He had to leave his position due to the revelation of his text message underlining the Trump presidency to his colleague Lisa Page. Following the conspiracy, the FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich fired him on 10 August 2018. After that, Strzok in return filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the FBI and Department of Justice.
The veteran agent had employed for 22 years where he had has promoted several times. In 2015, he began serving as the section chief of the Counterespionage Section. Later he promoted to a Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division and had led the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. Let us scroll over to know more details.
Caption: Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent.
Peter Strzok: Bio, Family, Education
He was born on 7 March 1970 as Peter Paul Strzok II in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the US. He was born as the son of parents Peter Paul Strzok and Virginia Sue Harris. His father worked as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army serving in the Corps of Engineers. He has a nationality of American and belongs of Polish descent.
Regarding his education, he completed high school at St. John’s Preparatory School in Minnesota in 1987. Before that, he had attended elementary school in Tehran at the American school because his father was posted in Iran three times. In 1991, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University as well as his master’s degree in 2013.
Peter Strzok: Career & Life Achievements
Following his bachelor’s graduation, he joined US Army and served as an officer. Then, in 1996, he joined the FBI and began to work as an intelligence research specialist. He employed for 22 years in the FBI before his firing in August 2018. During his service in the FBI, he became a lead agent in the FBI’s Operation Ghost Stories, against a network of Russian sleeper agents arrested in 2010.
He served as section chief of the Counterespionage Section, a subordinate section of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division since July 2015. During the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server, Strzok headed a team of a dozen investigators and helped in the writing of public statements for then-FBI Director James Comey. After a while, he promoted to the rank of Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterintelligence Division. In July 2017, he became the most senior FBI agent for Robert Mueller’s 2017 Special Counsel Investigation.
Despite his contribution toward his work, he had to leave Mueller’s investigation in late July 2017 because of his personal text to a colleague. However, the text message investigation went to the Justice Department IG and the inquiry already began in January 2017. But the investigations were reported by March/April 2018 due to investigations related to the election.
After legal actions, FBI Deputy Director fired him on 10 August 2018, and the decision overruled of professional responsibility. On 6 August 2019, he filed a lawsuit because of wrongful termination against DOJ and the FBI as well as requested for reinstated and received the payment. The lawsuit also reported violating his privacy by releasing text messages.
Peter Strzok: Personal Life & Wife
He is a married man and happily married to his longtime girlfriend Melissa Hodgman. The couple met during the time in the university days and alumni of Georgetown University. After knowing each other, they exchanged vows in the year 1994. Together, the couple lives in a Fairfax, Virginia home bought in 2003.
Looking shortly at Melissa, born on 12 February 1968, Pennsylvanian-native received a foreign service bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Georgetown University. Since 2008, she became part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a staff attorney in the compliance department. She has always stood by her husband’s side professionally as well as personally. However, Strzok reported having an affair with his colleague Lisa Page.
Caption: Peter and his wife Melissa
Peter Strzok: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The former FBI surely maintains a hefty fortune of six digits through his work. Though he has not revealed exact information on his income, he was seen working as a diligent FBI agent. According to sources, the average salary of the FBI ranges from $50,925 annually to $128,400. As well as a special agent average range includes in approx $28.89 per hour and linguist makes $38.30 per hour which may vary according to their post. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at above $800 thousand that may vary.
He has a verified Twitter account @petestrzok with 130.5k followers. Other than this, he seems to be inactive on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
Peter Strzok: Body Measurements
The official personality has a fit and healthy body that stands to a height of around 5 feet 11 inches. Other than this, there is no information on his body weight or measurements. He has dark blue eyes and dark brown hair color.