Did fired FBI agent Peter Strzok Cheat His Wife, Who is Lisa Page?
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok- who was a crucial member in several investigations including the Clinton Campaign investigation-was fired after his alleged sexual affairs with fellow FBI agent Lisa Page. But are the allegations true? Who is his wife and did Peter really cheat on her?
The Michigan-native is a former FBI agent who served the organization for over 22 years. In 2018, after getting fired from the FBI, his supporters initiated a Gofundme page, which gained over $325,000 in one day.
FBI Agent Defence: Peter Strzok faces off with House Republicans and passionately defends at fiery House hearing (Published on 12 July 2018)
Strzok was a lead agent in the FBI's Operation Ghost Stories against Andrey Bezrukov & Yelena Vavilova, a Russian spy couple who were part of the Illegals Program.
Short Bio: Family & Education
Peter was born to father Peter Paul Strzok and mother Virginia Sue Harris at the Kincheloe AFB Hospital near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
His father, Peter, was a longtime member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And the Strzok family hails from Poland.
As for his education, he graduated in 1987 from St. John's Preparatory School in Minnesota and earned his bachelor's degree in 1991 from Georgetown University as well as master's degree in 2013.
Peter Strzok Married To SEO Associate Director, Melissa Hodgman
Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman, an official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
His wife, who has been working at the SEC since 2008, was named the associate director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in October 2016.
Both Strzok and his wife, Hodgman, graduated from Georgetown University (Class of 1990).
Peter Strzok’s ‘Extramarital Affairs’ With Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page; Clinton Investigation
FBI agent Peter Strzok- who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian election interference and sent texts disparaging Donald Trump- was fired by the Bureau on 13 August 2018.
Mueller Investigation: President Donald J. Trump announces the firing of FBI agent, Peter Strzok on 13 August 2018 (Photo: Donald Trump's Twitter)
Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia/ Mueller Investigation/ Special Counsel investigation (2017-Present) after the messages were discovered- where Peter Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page- expressed anti-Trump stance while favoring Clinton.
The reports about their ‘extramarital involvement’ also came to light when senior law enforcement officials discovered that the duo was exchanging text messages during the Clinton investigation and campaign season.
During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Sources inside the FBI- who defended Strzok and Page’s alleged affairs, said that nothing was professionally wrong about their 'romance' as there wasn’t any direct supervisory role between Page and Strzok in the workplace.
However, they also added, claiming that Mueller would not want anyone engaged in such conduct on his team; citing that the ‘affair’ information could be used as a means of blackmail if a foreign intelligence agency found out about it.
The Clinton investigation formally ended in July 2016, after FBI Director James B. Comey announced he would recommend Clinton face no charges for her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Donald Trump Fury: Latest Peter Strzok & Lisa Page Text Messages Uncovered (14 Sept. 2018); Mueller Investigation
On 13 September 2018, over 100 pages of newly-recovered text messages suggest that former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page used authorized channels within the FBI.
They also show that other people within the government were 'leaking like mad' before the start of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
President Donald Trump protested against the newly released texts from former FBI lawyers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that referenced people in the government 'leaking like mad.'
Trump also brought up the 2016 Strzok Page Texts after Fox News’ report, which showed more texts from the former FBI officials. One significant text had Trump furious.
Strzok Page Texts Scandal: President Donald Trump channels his fury into his tweet on 13 September 2018 (Photo: Donald Trump's Twitter)
In that message, Strzok, a former FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation team, tells Page,
Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried, and political, they're kicking into overdrive
Many news organizations, including a retired FBI agent, are speculating that 'sisters' could refer to another law enforcement or intelligence agency.