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Strzok hear breaks after Gohmert accused the agent of lying
The Republican Congressman from Texas, says the anti-Trump, FBI agent says is a disgrace to the judiciary, Strzok infidelity speaks to character issues.
An already hoarse, the hours-long congressional hearing, an FBI agent, Peter Strzok is the apparent anti-Trump bias opens on Thursday afternoon, as the top Republican Strzok asked, “smugly”, whether he is lying under oath the same way that he is “lying” to his wife, while he was carrying on an affair with the now former FBI lawyer, Lisa page.
“The shame is what this man has done to our legal system,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, shouted over the objections of the Democrats. “I can’t help but wonder, when I see you looking in there with a small grin, how often do you look so innocent in your wife in the eye and lie to her about Lisa?”
Democrats immediately broke out in more objections, with a shouted, “Mr. Chairman, this is intolerable harassment of the witnesses” and other exclamations, “you need your medication.”
Strzok side and exchanged numerous text messages on their FBI-issued phones, an expression of hostility toward then-candidate trump card in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections, also as a Strzok, a senior investigator of the Hillary Clinton and the Russian interference was probes.
To hide the two agreed on their work phones, their affair from their spouses, according to a bombshell report, released last month, the justice Department inspector General.
FBI-LOVEBIRDS USED TO WORK THE PHONES TO HIDE AN AFFAIR, IG FINDS
Gohmert question was only one of several tense moments in the hearing, the Republicans’ first opportunity to question the besieged FBI agents to the public. Democrats frequently under the negotiation broke down during the interrogation by the GOP representatives.
At one point, the Republicans Strzok with contempt for refusal threatened to answer questions on the Russia probe.
Strzok, during it all, remained defiant and claimed that he did not show bias in the infamous news with a side — to say that, while he had his own political opinions, you don’t have the impact of his official investigative measures.
The Republicans denied sharply that the assessment, with rep. Darrell Issa later Strzok make read examples of these texts aloud. Among them, Strzok a message, in which he called Trump to read a “disaster” and another called him an “idiot”.
FIREWORKS AT STRZOK HEAR GOP LEADERS THREATEN CONTEMPT
The initial contempt, a threat showed up, according to house Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., questioned: “how many witnesses” Strzok asked, before August 2016, the text of Strzok to the side, stating “we will stop,” then-candidate Trump from becoming President.
Strzok said he was able to answer the question, based on instructions from the FBI for advice. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Strzok rejected claim.
“Mr Strzok, you are under subpoena and required to answer the question,” Goodlatte.
This touched off a heated dispute. Judiciary Ranking member Jerry Nadler, D-NY, blasted Goodlatte for the implementation of Strzok in an “impossible position”, while Strzok claimed he was there on a volunteer basis. Goodlatte said Strzok could advise only the FBI with his own lawyer, not the.
Several other members of the Committee in the mixed, explosive-the top Republican on the Committee, along with Nadler and even hinted at, listen to all of them.
“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S. C.
To hear Gowdy also goals in Strzok at the opening on Thursday, they say, was “textbook bias,” on the job. Later, the exchange escalates into a heated word, in the Strzok claimed that he was kicked out for Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe, because of the “perception”, not because of bias
According to Strzok said he did not know, “estimate”, such as Gowdy, the characterization of those events, the deputies fired back: “I know give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok.”
However, there were moments that to give the Democrats in Congress some support for Strzok. At one point, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., even suggested that Strzok, a former army officer who earned a Purple Heart for his service to the country.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.