Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., held open the possibility that the panel would still hold Strzok in contempt because he wouldn't answer questions about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

She will instead appear in a closed-door hearing on Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte told Fox Business Network. "This decision is long overdue".

Strzok worked on the Russian Federation investigation, which the FBI started but that Mueller later took over.

Court documents reveal Strzok sometimes sent over 100 personal texts a day to Page, many of which expressed bias against President Trump.

"You need to understand that that was written late at night, off-the-cuff and it was in response to a series of events that included then-candidate Trump insulting the immigrant family of a fallen war hero, and my presumption based on that awful disgusting behavior [was] that the American population would not elect someone demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States", Strzok said in explaining the text. Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer.

Strzok testified before the House in a closed-door hearing in June, where Republicans railed against his credibility in claiming that his texts with Page were not evidence that he meant to block Trump from the presidency, as his critics have said an August 2016 message suggests. "Aw, Mr. Chairman, this is outrageous", one Democrat complained.

"To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, please replace President Trump's name with your own name in a small sample of things Mr. Strzok has said", he said.

"I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there's no big there there", Strzok said in the text.

Strzok called it "horrible and disgusting behaviour", and said he was stating his opinion the electorate would "stop" a candidate like that.

But DeSantis was critical of Strzok's answers to the committee. We " ll stop it".

He said he was one of the few people during the 2016 election who knew the details of Russian election interference and its possible connections with people in the Trump orbit, and that that information could have derailed Trump's election chances. Last year, he was reassigned from Mueller's team after the compromising texts emerged. Strzok's mistress, Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, will testify in a closed session tomorrow after refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena earlier this week.

"It was in response to a series of events that included then-candidate Trump insulting the immigrant family of a fallen war hero", Strzok said, "and my presumption based on that frightful, disgusting behavior, that the American population would not elect someone demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States".

"We asked the Committee staff to explain the scope of the investigation and provide sufficient notice that would allow her to prepare, which are normal conditions for congressional committees, but these committees have not followed the normal process", Jeffress said in a statement on July 9.

"This investigation is a political charade - a platform to elevate far-right conspiracy theories and undermine the special counsel's ongoing criminal investigation of the President and his campaign aides", Nadler and Cummings said in that statement.

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