An FBI agent who has played a key role in the prosecution of more than a dozen 'militia' members who plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been fired from the agency, two months after he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife.
Richard Trask, 39, was involved in the prosecution of a group of far-right 'militia' members, claiming in court documents that they plotted to kidnap the Michigan governor and dump her in a lake over her strict COVID mandates.
But in July, Trask's reputation started to take a nosedive when he was arrested for assault with intent to do great bodily harm after he allegedly beat his wife in their home following a disagreement at a swingers party.
Trask, who was also moonlighting as a personal trainer, has since pleaded not guilty to the assault.
It is unclear whether his superiors at the FBI were aware he had another job.
Then just last week, prosecutors decided to omit his testimony in the case against one alleged militia member after his social media posts came to light, revealing he once referred to former President Donald Trump as a 'douchebag f****** reality tv star.'
By Saturday, federal officials confirmed to The Detroit News he is no longer employed by the bureau.
Trask was arrested on July 18 for allegedly beating his wife, after they attended a swinger's party in Kalamazoo, where they lived.
Trask's wife said that they had several drinks at the party, held at a hotel in Oshtemo Township.
She did not like the party and they argued about it on the way home
The argument allegedly turned physical when Trask climbed on top of her in bed and repeatedly smashed his wife's head against a nightstand, leaving her bloody. She ultimately grabbed Trask's testicles, which ended the altercation, the document notes, and Trask left their Oshtemo Township home in her vehicle.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said Trask's wife had cuts to the right side of her head and 'blood all over chest, clothing arms and hand,' as well as 'severe' bruising to her neck and throat.
Trask's firing comes one week after prosecutors decided not to use his testimony in one conspirator's trial after several of his social media posts emerged, revealing that he called former President Donald Trump a 'douchebag f****** reality tv star.'
In one March 28, 2020 post, he wrote: 'As someone whose wife works in the hospital, I hope you burn in hell along with your douchebag f****** reality tv star. His ego is going to kill a lot of people and anyone who supports him is a dumbass.
'That is what you get when you elect an egotistical/narcissistic maniac to the top office. He needs people to be nice to him or he won't help.
'F*** you douche.'
Meanwhile, other federal agents involved in the case are being scrutinized for alleged wrongdoing, including FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers, who owns a cyber intelligence company, Exeintel, which tweeted about the investigation months before it was publicly reported.