Strzok said Russia's action "constitutes a grave attack on our democracy" and has "been wildly successful" because Americans lack faith in their institutions.
Strzok argued that Mueller did not remove him from his team because of bias, but because of the perception the texts created. Strzok was pulled off the Mueller investigation past year after the Justice Department's internal watchdog made the special prosecutor aware of the texts.
Later on, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, displayed a similar visual, holding up former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's just-released mug shot. The texts were discovered during the Justice Department inspector general's probe of the Clinton email investigation.
In a chaotic hearing that spanned 10 hours, he insisted he never allowed personal opinions to affect his work, though he did acknowledge being dismayed by Donald Trump's behavior during the campaign.
"You've been out of control since you've been on this committee", she said.
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Things began to heat up after House Government & Oversight Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked Strzok how many people he had interviewed as part of the Trump-Russia investigation before texting his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page about President Trump's "impeachment".
Page first came to lawmakers' attention over anti-Trump text messages she exchanged with Strzok, with whom she was having an affair. "No he won't. We'll stop it".
"Mr. Strzok, you are under subpoena and are required to answer the question", said Rep.
Strzok again stated he could not answer and Goodlatte said the Committee would consider a contempt citation.
"As House Judiciary Republicans spend half the day or longer publicly flogging Peter Strzok", wrote Wheeler, "know that all that flogging can not change the fact that key evidence in Mueller's possession, evidence which I suspect implicates the president directly, has absolutely no tie to Peter Strzok at all". Strzok said the "we'll stop it" remark was in response to Trump's remarks to gold star parent Khizr Khan. "Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear!" tweeted Donald Trump, taking a break from dynamiting the Atlantic alliance in advance of his upcoming canoodle with V. V. Putin. At times they were also critical of Clinton.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok said during congressional testimony Thursday that comments former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani made to the media in the fall of 2016 had Strzok concerned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was leaking about the Clinton email probe.
"But the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind", Strzok said.
Wolf Blizter: The texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they are so damning.
A Washington Post-Schar School poll conducted from June 27 to July 2 suggests that the attacks by Trump and Republicans on the Russian Federation probe have had an impact, particularly among Republicans. "Let me underscore, these are not allegations, these are admissions", Cummings said.
Strzok's statement also denied that political considerations have ever affected his official acts as an investigator.
While the hearing is still ongoing at the time of publishing, we've provided four key moments from the hearing which summarize some of the back and forth between Representatives of Congress and Mr. Strzok.
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The young English squad deviates from their traditional approach of putting only high profile players in the national team. So what are the odds that can happen? "The players know this and it is just an extra boost for us in terms of motivation".
That meant Justice Department investigators could access all their messages, including the ones in which they criticized Trump and appeared to discuss how they might use their powers to keep him from being elected.