Republican members of the House judiciary and oversight committees grilled Strzok as they argued that text messages he exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page colored the outcome of the Clinton investigation and undercut the ongoing Russian Federation probe. He was removed from the Russian Federation investigation after the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair. But Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., cut him off and asked him to withdraw the assertion that Strzok had lied.
For his part, Strzok could not argue his way out of responsibility for his now-famous 2015 and 2016 text messages expressing strong anti-Trump views, as well as criticisms of other 2016 presidential candidates. "I can tell you, in ways I think she's been falsely accused about not being willing to cooperate".
Strzok shot back, saying the question revealed more about Gohmert's character than his own. Strzok was removed from the special counsel probe after the text messages were discovered a year ago, while Page had already left. "What I am telling you is I and the other men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, every day take our personal beliefs, and set those aside in vigorous pursuit of the truth - wherever it lies, whatever it is".
Republicans have repeatedly attempted to throw Strzok's credibility into question, accusing him of harboring political bias during his work on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigatory team from which he was sacked after the messages surfaced.
Though they offered no specifics, several GOP congressmen characterized Page as "cooperative", "forthcoming", and "transparent" during her interview with the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who was Democratic National Committee chairwoman at the time of the hacking, issued a statement Friday that said the organization "was the first major target of the Russian attack on our democracy".
Democrats pounced on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's indictment of a dozen Russian military officers for their efforts to interfere in the 2016 us election, with some saying Monday's Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit should be canceled. The problem involves a text exchange between Strzok and Page from August 2016. "There won't be a Perry Mason here, I don't think", Trump said. He said the text, written late at night and off-the-cuff, reflected his belief that the American public would not stomach such "horrible, disgusting behavior" by the Republican presidential candidate. Mueller was appointed by a top Justice Department official following Trump's dismissal in May 2017 of FBI Director James Comey.
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When Strzok declined to answer some questions on the Russian Federation probe, Goodlatte suggested Republicans might recess the hearing and hold him in contempt. Democrats objected and Goodlatte eventually let the hearing proceed.
The Horowitz report described how Strzok, as the head of the Clinton email investigation, sat on his hands for well over three weeks after the New York FBI office reported to him that it had discovered new evidence relevant to the Clinton investigation.