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Strzok not, we write to remind you ” ll stop’ to Trump text
Rep. Trey Gowdy presses FBI agent Peter Strzok anti-Trump texts at a joint hearing of the house oversight and judiciary committees.
FBI officials Peter Strzok on Thursday tried to explain, for the first time in public his infamous text message that say, “we stop,” Donald Trump is elected President, admitting he was angry terrible to the time on Trump’s “vile behavior.”
But after questioning by house Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., Strzok said he recalls, in fact, a message.
“I don’t remember, write, text,” Strzok said at the Thursday public hearing with the house judiciary and oversight bodies. “What I can tell you is that the text in no way suggested that I or the FBI would not take any action to influence the candidacy.”
“What is needed is a great answer to a question no one,” Gowdy said.
Still, Strzok tried, the context of the text.
“When I explained that the text was written late in the night, in short form,” he said.
Gowdy shot back: “I don’t care when it was written. I don’t care whether it is long-hand, cursive. I don’t care. I want to know what it meant, Agent Strzok.”
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To another place on the Thursday hearing, Strzok said he believes it was the result of the indignation at the time about Trump’s spat with Khizr Khan, whose son was killed during the Iraq war, and the later one of the most famous critics of the Trump.
“You have to understand that this was written late at night, off-the-cuff, and it was in response to a series of events that included then-candidate Trump insult to the immigrant family of a fallen war hero, and my guess based on horrible, disgusting behaviour [was] that the American population would not choose someone to prove that to be the behavior, the President of the United States,” Strzok said.
“We showed up to stop” text is as a Strzok most controversial text-message. In August 2016, Strzok responded to a message from then-FBI lawyer, Lisa page, with whom he was romantically involved, to be the Trump chance for President elected.
“[The trombone] not to ever become President, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he is not. We will finish it,” Strzok answered.
The text popped up in the last month in the report, the Ministry of the inspector General released by the Department of justice.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.