GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok during his fiery testimony before Congress Thursday, slamming the DOJ official over his political bias before and during the 2016 presidential election.
Gowdy was demanding answers from Strzok regarding his removal from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe when the exchange went off the rails; asking him “How long did you talk to him when he let you go?”
Things got heated when Trey Gowdy grilled Peter Strzok on his text message correspondence with Lisa Paige pic.twitter.com/m4jEBvZQzM
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 12, 2018
“My recollection it was a short meeting, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes, probably around 15 minutes,” Strzok said.
“And your testimony is: Bob Mueller did not kick you off because of the content of your texts; he kicked out you off because of some appearance he was worried about,” Gowdy asked.
“If you want to represent what you said accurately I’m happy to answer that question, but I don’t appreciate what was originally said being changed,” shot back Strzok.
“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate Agent Strzok,” Gowdy said. “I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016.”
ADAM SCHIFF: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Peter Strzok Should Still be at the FBI
Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff admitted he wasn’t sure if anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok should still be employed by the FBI this week, saying he acted “inappropriately” but didn’t go so far as to call for his removal from the agency.
Schiff was speaking with MSNBC’s host Chuck Todd on Sunday when he was asked if Peter Strzok “should still be with the FBI at this point?”
“I don’t know,” Schiff fired-back. “I imagine that the Office of Professional Responsibility will have to make that decision.”
“Certainly these text messages are troubling,” the congressman added. “The fact that they were on a work email, the fact that they were co-mingled with emails discussing business, all that’s problematic.”
Watch Schiff’s comments above.
DAY OF RECKONING: Peter Strzok to TESTIFY Before House Judiciary Committee
Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok is reportedly willing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee over allegations of pro-Clinton bias throughout the agency ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
A recently released letter by Strzok’s attorney informed the Committee that issuing a subpoena will not be necessary; adding his client is willing to voluntarily appear before Congress to discuss his anti-Trump text messages during the campaign.
STRZOK intends to voluntarily testify before the House Judiciary Committee, his lawyer says.
The letter: pic.twitter.com/uHLwZ6rguT
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 17, 2018
Strzok and other DOJ officials were blasted in the recently released Inspector General’s report last week, revealing he vowed “to stop” the Trump presidency in a series of politically charged private messages.