Trey Gowdy vs. Peter Strzok: 15 minutes of fiery exchanges

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Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen found himself in hot-water Thursday among America's fearless service men and women; bizarrely saying anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok deserves a Purple Heart over his escalating scandal.

"Agent Strzok had Hillary Clinton winning the White House before he finished investigating her", said Rep. Trey Gowdy, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The inspector general found no evidence that investigative decisions were affected by the political bias of Page, Strzok or others at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but issued a report that was nevertheless harshly critical of their conduct, saying the texts exhibited a willingness to take official action to prevent Trump from becoming president.

"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.

Strzok noted that he sent text messages critical of other 2016 candidates including Sen.

Rep. Gohmert went after FBI agent Peter Strzok for cheating on his wife throughout the investigations into Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte, who heads the House Judiciary Committee, threatened to hold Strzok in contempt at the end of the hearing if he did not answer Gowdy's question.

An FBI agent assailed as biased by Donald Trump after it emerged he railed against the president in private messages with his lover, said on Thursday such attacks are bolstering Russia's Vladimir Putin and tearing the United States apart. That's plausible. He wrote so many anti-Trump texts to Page.

"The more information we acquire, the more interviews we conduct, and the more sources we contact, the more we learn", he said.

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At one point, referring to one email communication, Jordan asked, "Did you talk about the investigation we're focusing on here, agent Strzok?"

Strzok says in congressional testimony that the text reflected his view that the American people would not elect someone "demonstrating that behaviour". "That is why we're here and why this matter".

Strzok was asked if he ever thought of recusing himself from the investigation.

One of those agents was Peter Strzok, the man who "oversaw the opening of the Russian Federation investigation". "I want to know what "it" meant, Agent Strzok", Gowdy said.

In his opening remarks, Strzok defended Mueller's work and emphasized the threat of Russian election interference, clearly referencing the president in saying, "This investigation is not politically motivated, it is not a witch hunt, it is not a hoax".

Repulican Trey Gowdy of SC said Strzok exhibited "textbook bias" and in his mind had Clinton "winning the White House" before he finished her investigation. "However, we have many many questions that were answered by Peter Strzok we expect them to be answered by Lisa Page as well". "My personal opinions in no way-" Strzok said, before he was interrupted.

The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety.

A joint House hearing to question FBI agent Peter Stzrok quickly devolved into chaos as Republicans demanded he answer questions about the Russian Federation investigation.

"The good news is that late last night, through her attorney, Lisa Page did agree to appear for a private interview on Friday", the Virginia Republican told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria".

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