Judge Jeanine boldly accused FBI agent Peter Strzok of being the embodiment of deep state corruption. As she thumbs through Strzok’s hearing, she brings up unignorable points about the contrast in conduct between the two parties. Take a look.
In a testy hearing full of heated exchanges, perhaps the most memorable — at least, in the early hours of what is sure to be an emotionally charged, all-day hearing — was one between former FBI Agent Peter Strzok and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. It went on for 15 minutes- CBS reported.
Strzok is on Capitol Hill Thursday to answer questions and defend himself, after his anti-Trump text messages with then-FBI official Lisa Page placed him under intense scrutiny, particularly from Republicans. Strzok was chastised in a June Justice Department Department of Inspector General report, which revealed Strzok texted “we’ll stop it” in 2016, seemingly referring seemingly to Donald Trump’s path to the presidency. Strzok worked on both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to the Trump campaign until he was removed from Mueller’s team last year.
After Strzok said he was booted from the Russia probe over an “appearance” issue and not because of “bias,” he 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.”
Gowdy earlier argued that, in his mind, Strzok had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “winning the White House” before he finished her investigation but had President Trump “impeached” before he began working on the probe of his campaign ties to Russia. Gowdy was citing derogatory comments Strzok made in text messages while working on the investigations.