GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert utterly unloaded on anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok during a fiery exchange before Congress Thursday; trashing the “smirking” DOJ official for his outright lies regarding his personal text messages.
Gohmert called-out Strzok to his face as he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, saying “you have come in here and say, ‘I had no bias’ and you do it with a straight face.”
"This is intolerable harassment of a witness!"
In a chaotic moment at House Judiciary hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert asks FBI Agent Peter Strzok how many times he lied to his wife. The question drew cries of outrage from Democratic members. https://t.co/M3YsVmNmn5 pic.twitter.com/f0nEkO5ewO
— ABC News (@ABC) July 12, 2018
The GOP legislator refused to withdraw his comments, doubling-down and saying Strzok was “not a member of Congress” and it’s “not a violation of the rule.”
The fiery exchange sparked a fierce backlash from Democrats on the Committee, with one going so far as to question whether Gohmert has gone “off his medication.”
Watch the explosive exchange above.
CAPITOL CLASH: Peter Strzok to be ‘RECALLED FOR CONTEMPT’ After Fiery Testimony
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has reportedly informed anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok he will be recalled to testify later Thursday and may be “voted in contempt” following his refusal to answer key questions surrounding his text messages.
According to Fox News, Goodlatte unveiled his decision after Strzok’s outright rejection of questions regarding his political bias during the 2016 race for the White House.
“Your testimony is essential to this hearing and to our oversight and information gathering functions with regard to the actions taken and decisions made by the Department of Justice and the FBI in 2016 and 2017. I am specifically directing you to answer the question in response to our subpoena,” Goodlatte said. “In a moment we will continue with the hearing but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day, we will be recessing the hearing and you will subject to recall to allow the Committee to consider a contempt citation.”
“Mr. Strzok, you are under subpoena and required to answer the question,” Goodlatte added.
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EPIC EXCHANGE: Trey Gowdy ROASTS Peter Strzok in EXPLOSIVE TESTIMONY
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
— 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.”