Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks

Slender, bald-spotted, defiant, and at times seeming to be enjoying himself in the crosshairs of posturing Republicans, mewling Democrats and perspiring photographers squatting at his feet, the FBI's former deputy assistant director of counter-intelligence insisted that he had been texting as a private citizen about then-candidate Trump's "horrible, disgusting behaviour", and not as the lead investigator into both Putinite interference in the 2016 presidential election and Clinton's private email server.

Strzok, who helped lead investigations of Hillary Clinton's emails and ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, will testify publicly Thursday before Congress after previously testifying before lawmakers in a closed session.

At that point, Rep.

Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte, who heads the House Judiciary Committee, threatened to hold Strzok in contempt at the end of the hearing if he did not answer Gowdy's question.

"I understand we are living in a political era in which insults and insinuation often drown out honesty and integrity", Strzok said, continuing: "I have the utmost respect for Congress' oversight role, but I truly believe that today's hearing is just another victory notch in Putin's belt and another milestone in our enemies' campaign to tear America apart". As Strzok began to talk, Gohmert tried to prevent Strzok from speaking again, saying he had not asked him a question. At the time, Strzok was on the FBI team investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

"I have always told the truth", Strzok said. "Why don't you leave it alone?" First, it mounted a cautious investigation of what almost everyone now acknowledges was a comprehensive effort by Russian Federation to help Trump get elected, an effort that people on the Trump campaign and even in Donald Trump's own family tried to cooperate with.

Lisa Page will head to Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door grilling about her anti-Donald Trump text messages with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, her ex-lover. "This investigation is not politically motivated, it is not a witch hunt, it is not a hoax".

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"Imagine if YOU were under investigation, and the investigator hated YOU, disparaged YOU in all manner of ways, and fraternized with another employee working on YOUR case who also hated YOU, denigrated YOUR supporters and made crucial investigative decisions on how YOUR case should be treated and eventually adjudicated", Goodlatte said.

Peter Strzok just demolished Trey Gowdy's accusations of political bias in 20 seconds!

"At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took", Strzok continued. "There is simply no evidence of bias in my professional actions".

A joint House hearing to question FBI agent Peter Stzrok quickly devolved into chaos as Republicans demanded he answer questions about the Russian Federation investigation.

Strzok testified before the House in a closed-door hearing in June, where Republicans railed against his credibility in claiming that his texts with Page were not evidence that he meant to block Trump from the presidency, as his critics have said an August 2016 message suggests. Right?!" - to which Strzok answered, "No. "We'll stop it", Mr. Strzok replied.

As Gohmert went through his speaking time at a hearing on Thursday with the agent accused of anti-Trump bias, the Texas Republican sparred with another lawmaker, who called his statements a "disgrace".

Strzok has already spoken at length to the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors; Democrats have demanded - without success - that the Republican-controlled committee release the transcripts. To Republicans, those text messages are the smoking gun that proves Trump is utterly blameless and the entire investigation into him was tainted from the start and must be shut down.

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