Louie Gohmert Jabs at Strzok With Extramarital Affair Callout

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell reacts after the Republican weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell reacts after the Republican weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington

"Peter Strzok's testimony was a disgrace", Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, said on Twitter.

"At no time, in any of those texts, did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took", Strzok said.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) reminded Strzok that it took him one day after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel into the investigation of President Trump's campaign and Russian officials before the FBI agent talked about impeachment proceedings.

A joint House hearing to question an FBI agent who worked on investigations involving both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton quickly devolved into chaos as Republicans demanded he answer questions about the Russian Federation investigation.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob W. Goodlatte (R-Va.) cocked an eye at Strzok's claim of neutrality in the probes of Hillary Clinton's emails and the Trump campaign.

"Would anyone sitting here today believe that this was an acceptable state of affairs, particularly at an agency whose motto is 'Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity"? I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way.

He told members of the committees that he separated his political opinions from his investigations into Clinton and the Trump campaign.

"Most disturbingly, it has been wildly successful - sowing discord in our nation and shaking faith in our institutions".

Horowitz, however, concluded that the political views of those agents did not affect the conclusions of the Clinton investigation.

To which Texas representative Ted Poe responded: 'And I don't believe you'.

Strzok endured roughly 11 hours of testimony before House lawmakers Thursday, with many Republicans focusing on his text of "we'll stop it" in reference to Trump's campaign. So I take great offense.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which has custody of the minors, and the Department of Homeland Security, which has custody of most of the adults, said in joint statements that they reunited 57 children with their parents. "We'll stop it", Mr. Strzok replied. "It simply couldn't happen". "Right?!" Page texted Strzok. At one point, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California chimed in, saying, "This is a stupid and ridiculous hearing".

Democrats, however, agreed with the sentiment expressed by their colleague, California congressman Ted Lieu: "Let me start by saying, this is a stupid and ridiculous hearing". It also reflects an effort to shift attention away from the content of Strzok's texts and onto what he says is the more pressing issue: the Russians' "grave attack" on American democracy and continuing efforts to divide the country. Gohmert tried to shout over him and the committee chairman vainly tried to restore order. Strzok's anti-Trump text messages were dumb and made it easier to attack both probes, and he was deservedly reassigned. "The idea that we would park our rights and privileges and freedoms because it may cause offence to a USA president, I think people in London and the United Kingdom would find objectionable as indeed would Americans", the mayor said. "But", he said, "the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind".

Strzok concluded the accusation against him and the line of questioning "deeply corrodes what the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in American society, the effectiveness of their mission, and it is deeply destructive".

Embattled ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page answered no questions as she arrived at a closed-door meeting Friday with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.

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