Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy tore into FBI agent Peter Strzok in splendid fashion yesterday. It was one of the highlights of a grueling 12-hour testimony by the smirking Strzok who headed both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigation.
He seemed to have no trouble whatsoever arrogantly lying over a prolonged period, but Gowdy does not suffer corrupt fools well and went after him. Strzok was testifying in front of the House oversight and judiciary committees. Gowdy accused Strzok of “textbook bias” with his anti-Trump texts. That’s one way of putting it… I had a much more colorful way of saying it yesterday that I won’t repeat here.
Gowdy and Strzok hotly went after it yesterday. They faced off and Gowdy, of course, was the winner in the match. It wasn’t even a contest… Gowdy blew Strzok away with razor-sharp truth. Strzok claimed he was removed from the Russia probe over an “appearance” issue and not because of “bias.” He then said he didn’t appreciate Gowdy saying otherwise. “I don’t give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok,” Gowdy shot back. “I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations in 2016.” Slow clap… that’s exactly what Strzok deserved there.
Gowdy earlier pointed out that Strzok had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “winning the White House” before he finished her investigation and, likewise, he had President Trump “impeached” before he began working on the probe of his campaign ties to Russia. Gowdy was citing derogatory and inflammatory comments Strzok made in text messages while working on the investigations. “Agent Strzok had Hillary Clinton winning the White House before he finished investigating her,” Gowdy stated. “Agent Strzok had Donald Trump impeached before he even started investigating him. That is bias. Agent Strzok may not see it but the rest of the country does, and it is not what we want, expect or deserve from any law enforcement officer much less the FBI.”