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Attacks on FBI a ‘victory’ for President Putin — FBI lover’ agent

Attacks on FBI a ‘victory’ for President Putin — FBI lover’ agent

"We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations", the Justice Department's inspector general wrote in its June report.

Declaring an inquisition by the House of Representatives to be "just another victory notch in Putin's belt"-which assumes that Vladimir Putin actually wears a belt and does not simply command his pants not to fall down-FBI "lover boy" Peter Strzok dodged beanball after beanball Thursday at a congressional hearing called to find out whether such subtle tweets as "F- Trump" might be interpreted to suggest that he may not be a strong admirer of the current president of the United States".

Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte, who heads the House Judiciary Committee, threatened to hold Strzok in contempt at the end of the hearing if he did not answer Gowdy's question. They accuse Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership of making investigative decisions for political reasons and have long sought to question Strzok and other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials about how those cases were handled. Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer. "I think chairman Goodlatte and chairman Gowdy demonstrated they are more interested in protecting Mr. Trump and preventing the continued investigation from moving forward". "I believe I am here voluntarily".

That exchange prompted an exasperated Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline to speak up, saying, "Can't [Strzok] answer the questions that you promised he would have an opportunity to answer?"

Strzok is attending the public hearing after he was also subpoenaed last week. Another moved to adjourn the hearing less than an hour after it began. But the tone was set.

Strzok responded, "No. No he's not".

"The chairman IS being proper!"

During his time, Gohmert had repeatedly asked Strozk questions about the Hillary Clinton private email server probe that he headed up but Strzok said he could not recall much of what the congressman was asking.

"My presumption [was] based on that awful, disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States, " he said. So, I take great offense, and I take great disagreement to your assertion of what that was or wasn't.

When his speech concluded, Democrats in the room applauded.

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At one point, Gowdy asked what the word "it" meant in Strzok's text.

"I have always told the truth", Strzok said.

The hearing was often raucous and seemed at times more like a TV comedy about Congress than a real committee hearing.

Strzok blasted Gohmert in his response, saying that his remark about "the look I would engage in with a family member who I have acknowledged hurting goes more to a discussion about your character and what you stand for". "Otherwise we intend to release the transcript".

Strzok said he could not answer a question about the early stages of the FBI investigation into Russian intervention because the probe is still ongoing and FBI counsel had instructed him not to.

"Mr. Strzok, I don't know where to start", Cohen said as he started his allotted five minutes. We've been flooded with hate-Trump messages.

"Sir, was that not intelligible?" While Republicans badgered Strzok and tried to catch him off-guard, Democrats mostly used their time to argue for the importance of the Mueller investigation.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was the first to question the agent, asking Strzok how many people had been interviewed in the Russian Federation probe from July 31-Aug. 8. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., went the furthest.

"If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would".

"Let me underscore: These are not allegations, these are admissions, " Cummings said. Unsurprisingly, the hearing quickly devolved into a circus, with members yelling at each other, overlapping points of order, and a general sense of chaos.