Peter Strzok: "That text in no way suggested that I or the FBI would take any action to influence the candidacy…"— CSPAN (@cspan) July 12, 2018
.@tgowdysc: "That is a fantastic answer to a question nobody asked."
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On Thursday, embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok – the man who led both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation while sending anti-Trump texts to his paramour, Lisa Page – testified before the House Oversight Committee. There, he explained that his anti-Trump animus had in no way affected his investigation, despite the fact that Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote in his DOJ report, “we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked Strzok:
On August 6, you hadn’t interviewed anyone, you’re investigating this alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, you’re the lead investigator, you originated the investigation, you’re the point of contact, you drafted the document, and here you are before you’ve interviewed a single solitary witness saying, ‘F*** Trump’…‘I can protect the country at many levels.’ We’re not even a week into an investigation that you originated, approved, were the contact for, you hadn’t even interviewed a single solitary soul until August 11, and you’re already pledging to protect the country from that menace, Donald Trump.
Gowdy followed by asking Strzok about his text to Lisa Page stating he would “stop it” – the it being Trump’s presidency. Gowdy queried, “When you promised to stop Donald Trump from becoming president on August 8, how many interviews had you conducted?”