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Fracas in House as Strzok testifies

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/12/18, 02:06 pm

A tension-filled House hearing for FBI agent Peter Strzok erupted into chaos along partisan lines Thursday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., threatened to recess the meeting and hold Strzok in contempt if he did not answer questions from Republicans about anti-Trump text messages he sent during the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican and Democratic lawmakers yelled at each other as Democrats objected, but Goodlatte let the hearing proceed. Strzok led the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use and was on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. On Aug. 8, 2016, he sent FBI lawyer Lisa Page a text about the prospect of a Donald Trump win, saying, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.” After the text messages were discovered, Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team and reassigned to human resources. Strzok said in his opening statement, “Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took.”

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • E Cole
    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 03:02 pm

    Both sides cynically pandering to intended audiences, and both sides will get away with it with a little help from their respective cheerleader cable “News” outlets. I guess we are getting the government we deserve.

  • JerryM
    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 06:59 pm

    " Strzok said in his opening statement, 'Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took.'"

    How can anyone reasonably believe this?

    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 07:56 pm

    Gowdy vs Strzok was was the Irresistible Force colliding with the Immovable Object.

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 10:12 pm

    The fact that Democrats clapped and cheered for a member of the Justice Department who did everything he could to throw an election means they resoundly approve.  One Democrat said that this he deserved a purple heart.  What a slap in the face to war veterans!  This illustrates how deeply corrupt the Federal Government is.

    "Therefore justice is far from us and righteousness does not overtake us.   We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom."  Isaiah 59:9

  • Leeper
    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 10:24 pm

    The Democrats don't want the truth. The inspector general report shows strzok's bias.

  • sanman101
    Posted: Fri, 07/13/2018 11:00 am

    If the FBI was so concerned about Russian interference, they seemed curiously unconcerned with Hillary's use of an unsecured server to send and receive classified emails, which could have been hacked by anyone. They willfully ignored her crimes and are desperately trying to find a scapegoat in the Trump team.