Peter Strzok Testifies Before House Committees

Peter Strzok the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti Trump text messages walks to gives a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok whose anti-Trump

"You need your medication!" one lawmaker shouted.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) said the text messages undeniably demonstrate bias and taint the FBI's investigations involving Trump and Clinton. "However, we have many many questions that were answered by Peter Strzok we expect them to be answered by Lisa Page as well".

Gohmert fired back, pointing at Strzok. Bannon had testified to the House Intelligence Committee past year, but did not answer any question not approved by the White House counsel.

The motion was eventually tabled.

Peter Strzok is about to testify.

"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 told the committees.

Strzok, who was an Army officer before joining the FBI, repeatedly denied acting on his anti-Trump views while he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and while he worked on the Mueller probe. The first time came last week and was held behind closed doors.

He took over exclusively investigating Trump on July 31, 2016, and then 8 days later, Page sent him a text saying that Trump wouldn't become president and Strzok responded that they would stop it, the Fox Business show host added.

The hearing brought a defiant Strzok face-to-face with Republican lawmakers who for months have held up his texts as the embodiment of anti-Trump bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Republicans including President Donald Trump have seized upon Strzok's texts - which included allusions to stopping Trump - as evidence of a biased and even corrupt law enforcement investigation.

The exchange between Gowdy - an outspoken Republican who rose to prominence over his handling of the congressional Benghazi hearings - and Strzok on Thursday ended with Strzok erupting into an impassioned monologue about how his personal texts did not interfere with any investigation, and blasting any attempt to use concerns about his texts to undermine confidence in the FBI.

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Strzok angrily responded, saying the "we'll stop it" text came in response to campaign occurrences such as Trump insulting the immigrant father of a fallen USA soldier.

"I testify today with significant regret, recognizing that my texts have created confusion and caused pain for people I love", Strzok said.

Goodlatte threatened to hold Strzok in contempt after the committee devolved into a partisan brawl over whether Strzok could answer questions about the Russian Federation investigation. "I want to know what "it" meant, Agent Strzok", Gowdy said.

The response was met with some applause in the committee room.

Strzok was a lead agent on both the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Strzok claimed that those messages should be taken in the proper context. Strzok says he never allowed personal opinions to taint his work.

In one, Page asked Strzok if Trump was going to be president. In it, Strzok describes his reluctance to work on behalf of the special counsel, and that seemed to imply he didn't think there would be substantial findings of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign team.

"Not at all", a defiant Strzok said.

Strzok's work at the FBI became the subject of intense political battles in Congress after The Washington Post reported in December he and Page, who had been involved in a romantic relationship, were under investigation by the inspector general over their texts.

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".

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