Georgetown University has hired former FBI special agent Peter Strzok as an adjunct professor in its undergraduate program. Strzok was the agent at the center of a series of anti-Trump text messages sent between himself and his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page, during the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia.
Strzok, who is listed by the university as an adjunct professor in its Walsh School of Foreign Service, also listed himself in this position on his Twitter bio.
He was fired from the FBI in 2018 after the text messages were publicized. Some of his text messages explicitly stated that their investigation would cripple Trump’s presidency and illustrated an apparent lack of neutrality and impartiality of the investigation.
For example, after questioning Trump advisor former Gen. Michael Flynn, Strzok told Page that he thought Flynn was guilty of collusion with the government and that Flynn lied to the FBI’s investigative team. Strzok also called Trump an “idiot” in multiple text messages.
Strzok was a part of then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s team which questioned members of Trump’s 2016 campaign about possible collusion with the Russian government during the election. Both Strzok and Page have sued their former employers. Strzok said that his firing violated his rights, while Page sued the government for releasing the text messages to the public.
Page has since been hired as a contributor at MSNBC.