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‘The Daily Show’ rips former FBI agent Peter Strzok for GoFundMe 'scam'

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On Thursday, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah ripped into former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who’s GoFundMe page has raised its goal twice after the first two were quickly met. Strzok was fired from the Mueller probe last year, then fired by the FBI earlier this week over text messages he exchanged that were critical of Donald Trump while he was investigating him during the 2016 campaign.

Strzok’s GoFundMe page, which on the page says it was started by “Friends of Special Agent Peter Strzok,” originally asked for $150,000 to cover legal fees and lost income. When that was met, it was raised to $350,000, and now is asking for $500,000. Supporters have been quick to give to Strzok who has already raised well over $400,000.

Noah began by asking, “How do people say, ‘This is the amount I need’ and then change the amount when they get it?” He adding, “That’s not a thing.” Noah then went on to imagine if this sort of thing happened in person. Needless to say, it would go very differently.

Daily Show correspondent, Michael Kosta, believes people are willing to continue to give money despite the ascending goal du to hate for Trump. “I get it. People are desperate for something that can hurt trump even a little bit,” Kosta said. “But that's how scams work, by preying on the most desperate.”

What Strzok is doing is nothing new. Fired Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe raised over $500,000 for his legal fees before shutting his page down. But no one has gained more from Trump hate that former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. She raised $7.3 million, saying the money would go to a recount following the election.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.

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