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Live coverage: FBI agent faces grilling on Capitol Hill - Peter Strzok
The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | The Hill Staff

Posted on 07/12/2018 6:49:23 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

Hearing begins at 10AM EST:

Live Coverage: Peter Strzok Questioned by Members of Congress

House lawmakers are poised to question Peter Strzok on Thursday in what is sure to be a lengthy, tense standoff between Republicans and the FBI agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference.

Strzok has been in Republicans' sights for several months after a Justice Department inspector general investigation revealed that he exchanged text messages before the 2016 election that were critical of Donald Trump with Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair at the time.

Mueller promptly removed Strzok from the Russia investigation when the messages were revealed, but Republicans have zeroed in on him as key to uncovering what they allege was systemic FBI bias against Trump during the election. Democrats, meanwhile, have cast the effort as a politically-driven charade.

Lawmakers questioned Strzok behind closed doors late last month — now, those on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees will have the opportunity to question him publicly.

Strzok is under subpoena to testify before the committees in the public hearing.

Strzok plans to call scrutiny ‘another notch in Putin’s belt’

8:30 a.m.

Strzok reportedly plans to tell lawmakers that the focus on his anti-Trump text messages is aiding Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Associated Press, which reviewed prepared remarks Strzok is expected to deliver, reported that the FBI agent will defend himself against the intense scrutiny from GOP lawmakers by saying his work has been free of political bias.

“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,” Strzok will say, according to the AP.

He is expected to tell lawmakers that Congress’s focus on his actions and text messages “is just another victory notch in Putin’s belt and another milestone in our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; fbi; mueller; peterstrzok; strzok; trumprussia
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Live Coverage: Peter Strzok Questioned by Members of Congress
1 posted on 07/12/2018 6:49:23 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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My guess, nothing to see here. They’ll probe, he’ll duck and weave and no one will lay a glove on him! Even if they do, nothing, absolutely, nothing will come of it! Laws for yee but not for me!


2 posted on 07/12/2018 6:51:55 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: yesthatjallen

I wonder how often we’ll hear “on the advice of counsel...”


3 posted on 07/12/2018 6:52:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: yesthatjallen

Yes,... a notch in Putin’s belt

Russia, Russia, Russia...

And we have people THIS STUPID in charge at the FBI?

They are too dumb to conduct an investigation.


4 posted on 07/12/2018 6:55:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Grandstanding by congressmen, don’t miss the lockeroom show where they tell you how brilliant their questions were.


5 posted on 07/12/2018 6:56:18 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Being “grilled” by the same feckless fools who let a girl beat them up.


6 posted on 07/12/2018 6:56:20 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Nothing to see here..move along...just lies from the swamp slime!! Sessions passed on the 2 special council, which by now those bastards would’ve been incarcerated ... POS swamp creature!!


7 posted on 07/12/2018 6:56:53 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Gay State Conservative

I wonder how often we’ll hear “on the advice of counsel...”


More times than not...


8 posted on 07/12/2018 6:57:00 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("itYou can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: yesthatjallen

LIAR!

The difference in the handling of the Hillary email investigation and the Russia collusion shows bias. He doesn’t have to confess to it. It is obvious.


9 posted on 07/12/2018 6:57:53 AM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives. Do nothing and we lose.)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Grilling? More like warmed over.


10 posted on 07/12/2018 6:58:18 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: yesthatjallen

Thanks for what will likely be a short thread.

Though Strzok taking the fifth will make for some very bad optics for the Feebs and Deep State.


11 posted on 07/12/2018 6:58:24 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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“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,”

This is rich.


12 posted on 07/12/2018 6:58:50 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: yesthatjallen

bookmark


13 posted on 07/12/2018 6:59:51 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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I’m not near the boob tube. Is that from a written statement?!


14 posted on 07/12/2018 7:01:04 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: nikos1121

Here is the downside to this, after all the shucking and jiving, he will escape unscathed and our case against them will be weakened.


15 posted on 07/12/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: yesthatjallen

If he takes the 5th, then Muller should be done. Poisoned fruits.


16 posted on 07/12/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Sessions IS the swamp.)
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Yikes - first time we’ve seen the back of his head. He needs to get some “hair in a spray can”. Almost looks like he could be a monk, and we all know he’s no monk!


17 posted on 07/12/2018 7:07:35 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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“Let me be clear”

An Obamadrone.


18 posted on 07/12/2018 7:07:59 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Uncle Miltie

He looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world and why should he. He knows that this going nowhere. If he doesn’t take the 5th, we’ll hear lots of “I can’t recall”.


19 posted on 07/12/2018 7:09:11 AM PDT by surrey
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To: yesthatjallen

BTTT


20 posted on 07/12/2018 7:09:23 AM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Thank you Free Republic. Thank you President Donald J Trump, Greatest election Ever.)
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