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SHAMELESS: Democrat Says Strzok Should Receive PURPLE HEART for Anti-Trump Texts

SHAMELESS: Democrat Says Strzok Should Receive PURPLE HEART for Anti-Trump Texts

At that time, investigators for the Justice Department inspector general discovered text messages between him and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in which they repeatedly disparaged Trump and expressed a strong desire that he not win the election. Strzok was pulled off the Mueller investigation past year after the Justice Department's internal watchdog made the special prosecutor aware of the texts. "But that was a year and a half too late".

"Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear!"

In one exchange, Ms. Page, who also worked on both investigations, said to Mr. Strzok that Trump is "not ever going to become president, right?" - Goodlatte threatened Strzok with contempt of Congress.

It's worth noting that Goodlatte's justification - that the committee's investigation is ongoing - was the same one Strzok offered for not answering questions about the special counsel's Russian Federation probe.

Strzok tried to respond, but Gohmert cut him off, insisting that he was not allowed to answer due to hearing rules that the witness could only respond if a representative asked a direct question. In a minutes-long retort, he called Gowdy's and his Republican allies' allegations of bias and improper actions "deeply destructive".

"Mr. Chairman, there's no basis for that", protested the top Judiciary Democrat, Rep. "But those concerns were not specific in my mind to NY".

Mr. Strzok again said his use of the word "impeachment" does not mean he had already decided the outcome of the Russian Federation investigation.

"And the chairman is not being proper", Nadler shot back.

Strzok made the comments in response to heated questioning by Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican. It is generally agreed that his text messages were problematic, regardless of if you think this reflects corruption and bias in all law enforcement or the Mueller probe.

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"You're under oath, I want you to say yes or no", Connolly told Strzok during the hearing.

"...[Y] ou should put nothing in text or e-mail that you are not comfortable seeing on the front page of "The New York Times" or on CNN's banner", Chalian said during an interview on the network Thursday.

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".

You need to understand that was written late at night, off the cuff, and it was in response to a series of events that included then-candidate Trump insulting the immigrant family of a fallen war hero, and my presumption based on that terrible, disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect someone demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States.

Peter Strzok is about to testify.

Strzok is attending the public hearing after he was also subpoenaed last week.

Strzok concluded the accusation against him and the line of questioning "deeply corrodes what the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in American society, the effectiveness of their mission, and it is deeply destructive".

Testifying publicly in a House Oversight Committee hearing, Strzok argued that Trump's regular insinuations that he was part of a "deep state" effort to harm his candidacy are wrong, noting that there are procedures in place to prevent any single agent from affecting an investigation.

Ultimately Strzok responded to a question from Gowdy about the early portion of the Russian Federation investigation by defending his own work and the work of the FBI. Goodlatte stressed that it was the committee's practice and that there was an agreement to keep closed-door hearings private while an investigation is ongoing. So much corruption on the other side.