Shouting, Insults As FBI Agent Faces Angry Republicans

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Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) reacted to the outrage over his comments about FBI Agent Peter Strzok's infidelity and also claimed that a non-Russian entity breached Hillary Clinton's email server.

"Lisa has cooperated voluntarily with another congressional committee that had no objection to explaining the scope of its investigation or providing sufficient notice for her interview".

That meant Justice Department investigators could access all their messages, including the ones in which they criticized Trump and appeared to discuss how they might use their powers to keep him from being elected.

Peter Strzok on Thursday testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team following the discovery of texts past year that were traded with an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. "You've embarrassed them, you've embarrassed yourself, and I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk - how many times did you look so innocently into your wife's eye and lie to her about Lisa Page?".

Unfortunately, due to the apparent angle of the broadcast Krassenstein was viewing, as well as an unfamiliarity with members of Congress, he misidentified Gohmert as Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat, who made sure to set the record straight. He told Gohmert the fact that he would say that "shows more what you stand for" than anything else.

"I am stating to you it is not my understanding that he kicked me off because of any bias, that it was done based on the appearance", Strzok said.

When Strzok declined to answer some questions on the Russian Federation probe, Goodlatte suggested Republicans might recess the hearing and hold him in contempt. Democrats objected and Goodlatte eventually let the hearing proceed.

Republicans have cited Page's and Strzok's messages as evidence about what they call bias inside federal law enforcement and that conspirators launched the Russian Federation investigation out of partisan animus. "I never think that works well for a witness", the host continued.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected Iran to call him one day with an offer to allay U.S. security concerns, saying Tehran was treating Washington with much more respect after he pulled the U.S. out of a nuclear deal. Strzok said he was not alone in holding political opinions, noting that colleagues in 2016 supported both Clinton and Trump but did not reflect those views on the job.

"My presumption, based on that awful, disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be President of the United States", Strzok said.

Mr Strzok's case has been used by the president and many Republicans to discredit Mueller's investigation on alleged ties between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.

Gowdy sparred with Strzok in a combative line of questioning that led to an extended argument between leaders of the committee during the public hearing.

"I don't appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016", Gowdy said.

"Now call upon the majority to release that transcript in full today", Nadler said.

Page is testifying to congressional lawmakers in a closed-door session on Friday.

"[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?"

Goodlatte eventually let the hearing of the body's judiciary and oversight committees to proceed without calling the panel into recess. "You had the angry Republicans who didn't make the case that bias tainted the [Robert Mueller] probe, the high-dudgeon Democrats who have contempt for the other side".

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