Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation

He was removed from the Russian Federation investigation after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair.

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., told embattled Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok Thursday that he deserved a Purple Heart for sitting through a public hearing that frequently veered off track and degenerated into shouting matches a few times. "This was not about getting answers from Strzok".

"Mr. Strzok, I don't know where to start", Cohen said as he started his allotted five minutes.

Strzok called it "horrible and disgusting behaviour", and said he was stating his opinion the electorate would "stop" a candidate like that. "What does Trump support smell like Mister Strzok?" Strzok, a seasoned counterintelligence agent, helped lead both investigations but has since been reassigned to human resources.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok has always been one of - if not the - central villain in the Republican Party's (fictional) story of how "deep state" Democrats conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton for her criminal email activity - and then launch a "witch hunt" aimed at destroying an innocent Donald Trump.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said the congressional focus on the "internal workings of the special counsel's investigation" distracts from more critical questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the need to protect future USA elections from foreign influence. "But", he said, "the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind". Right?!" Strzok replied, "No.

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"It wasn't the discovery of your texts, Mr. Strzok".

Committee members sought to question Strzok about the texts and to determine how, if at all, his anti-Trump bias impacted the investigations.

Just hours after Strzok's outrageous hearing, Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors.

Strzok is testifying publicly on Capitol Hill for the first time since the release of a Justice Department inspector general report that heavily criticized his comments.

FBI Director Chris Wray says employees who were singled out for criticism in the report have been referred to internal disciplinary officials.

Strzok sought to clear the air over his messages and volunteered to testify after the Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, released a report in June revealing how senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials repeatedly expressed support for Clinton and disdain for Trump during the election.

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