Giuliani: Strzok Testimony a 'Disgrace'

Giuliani: Strzok Testimony a 'Disgrace'

Should Page agree to testify on Thursday, she would be doing so alongside Peter Strzok, the former top Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence official with whom she exchanged a series of anti-Trump texts that brought her to the GOP's attention.

Strzok had told Gowdy he was unable to answer a question related to the Russian Federation probe, saying he had been instructed not to comment on matters related to an ongoing investigation.

"That last exchange. may have clouded over a very important story", Gohmert said. It was also noted repeatedly Thursday that the Justice Department inspector general's investigation concluded that Strzok's obvious expressions of bias using FBI phones did not influence any aspect of the Clinton and Russian Federation investigations.

Thursday, Chris Meekins, a senior HHS official, said any delay in reunifying children was necessary to ensure they weren't being handed over to human smugglers posing as parents, or parents who pose a danger.

Giuliani's words followed those of other Republicans who attempted to seize on Strzok's texts with Page and his testimony as evidence of political bias toward Trump and his campaign, and as proof that the entire Mueller probe was propped up by a "deep state" intent on thwarting Trump's administration.

Watch more from "Tucker Carlson Tonight" above. Finally, after months of waiting, Strzok got his chance to address that matter - and delivered a scorching monologue fit for the climax of an Aaron Sorkin script. "There's not a jury in America that would not overturn a conviction based on the clear bias that he showed", Hurt said, moving on.

The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety. "When I see you looking with a little smirk, I wonder how many times did you look so innocently into your wife's eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page", Gohmert began.


Strzok said he was directed by FBI's legal counsel not to answer questions about an ongoing investigation, but Goodlatte demanded that he answer Gowdy's question, prompting a lengthy delay before Strzok asked to speak to the FBI general counsel. Strzok's anti-Trump text messages were dumb and made it easier to attack both probes, and he was deservedly reassigned.

During the daylong meeting, Strzok sparred with Republicans, who lashed out at him in often sharply personal exchanges.

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.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for engaging in "large-scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election". He said Strzok's texts were "the flawless foil" for Republicans.

Cicilline's response: "We intend to release this transcript unless someone presents some rule that prevents us from doing it, and we'll give you till 5 this afternoon to present that, " he said. Gohmert said impassionedly as Democrats on the committee yelled, "Mister Chairman, this is outrageous!" and a female member yelled, "You need your medication". "Because it's not about you". "I don't appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations in 2016".

He also said - a few times - that it was more frustrating for him than it was for lawmakers, suggesting he feels like there is more information that could help him clear his name.

"Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took", he said.

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