Attacks on FBI a 'victory' for Putin — FBI lover' agent

Attacks on FBI a 'victory' for Putin — FBI lover' agent

Strzok was there to publicly address Republican accusations that he sought to improperly affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election, and had a heated back-and-forth with Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Strzok's statement also denied that political considerations have ever affected his official acts as an investigator.

FBI agent Peter Strzok gave a fiery speech explaining why he considered Donald Trump an unacceptable candidate for president - and denounced Republican efforts to discredit the Russian Federation investigation.

"To suggest we can parse down the shorthand like they're some contract for a auto is simply not consistent with my or most people's use of text messaging", Strzok said, practically yelling at Gowdy.

This is because Strzok had participated in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the special counsel's probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation - but was removed from the latter last summer, after an internal investigation discovered that he had expressed a low opinion of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race in text messages with his colleague Lisa Page. Strzok had sent Page a link to an article on Trump's criticism of the Khans, adding "F Trump".

The tone he set did not endear him with the leaders of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, which have made him and a former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer, Lisa Page, the targets of months of attacks about political bias within the agencies.

"Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took", Strzok said.

Democrats, led by Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., attempted to throw a number of procedural roadblocks into the way of the majority's questions, including with a number of motions and "points of order" to slow the questioning. They are safely walled off from any individual's personal political views, he said.

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Strzok said it was a "quick choice of words". Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer. Strzok also served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, before being removed by Mueller.

In an interview with investigators with the Justice Department's Inspector General, Page said she was "totally appalled that the President would insult the father of a dead service member".

An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias told lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the intense scrutiny he is facing represents "just another victory notch in Putin's belt".

"To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, please replace President Trump's name with your own name in a small sample of things Mr. Strzok has said", he said. He appeared at a joint hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee for several hours.

"Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress!"

For the first time in a public forum, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok delivered an impassioned defense against claims from House Republicans that he held biases against candidate Donald Trump that affected his official agency decisions as he helped lead an investigation into ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"In August 2016, Page texted Strzok, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?

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