Strzok claims he doesn't remember sending 'we'll stop' Donald Trump text

Strzok claims he doesn't remember sending 'we'll stop' Donald Trump text

"I think it was embarrassing that the Democrats were trying to be cheerleaders for agent Strzok - trying to cover for him", Scalise said on Fox News's "The Daily Briefing". Strzok said the disparaging comments were merely political commentary between colleagues during a remarkably heated election. "As someone who loves this country and cherishes its ideals, it is profoundly painful to watch and even worse to play a part in".

The two agents disparaged Trump throughout 2016, describing him as an "idiot" and a "menace". Trump didn't do anything wrong, it's just one giant witch hunt!

But in his opening remarks on Thursday to members of the House judiciary and oversight committees, Strzok said there was "no evidence of bias in my professional actions" and defended Mueller's probe.

He also flatly rejected the president's characterizations of Mueller's work and the threat of Russian election interference, saying, "This investigation is not politically motivated, it is not a witch hunt, it is not a hoax".

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok finally explained on Thursday what he was thinking when he sent a text saying "we'll stop" Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

Goodlatte said he issued a subpoena to compel Page to talk to lawmakers Wednesday, but her attorney said she would not appear. Gowdy said, referring to one of the agents who showed up at Hillary Clinton's election party.

"We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations", the Justice Department's inspector general wrote in its June report.

Trump rattles North Atlantic Treaty Organisation , knocking its value and assailing Germany
And he called alliance members "delinquent" on their contributions to NATO's budget. They're getting so much of the oil and gas from Russian Federation .

So today we saw, for instance, Rep. Trey Gowdy badgering Strzok about the meaning of individual words in his late-night text messages to his girlfriend, using Gowdy's patented prosecutorial technique of shouting a question at a witness, and then when the witness begins to answer, interrupting and shouting a different question at a louder volume. Strzok, a seasoned counterintelligence agent, helped lead both investigations but has since been reassigned to human resources.

Democrats loudly objected to Goodlatte's attempts to force Strzok to answer Gowdy's first question about how many witnesses were interviewed in the opening days of Russian Federation probe. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., asked Goodlatte. "No he won't. We'll stop it", Strzok replied. "This demand puts Mr. Strzok in an impossible position".

As soon as the questions got underway, the hearing devolved into a partisan verbal brawl as House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte struggled to maintain control of the crowded hearing room, which contained more than 70 members between the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. Jerry Nadler of NY.

"Not at all", a defiant Strzok said. I do not have bias.

Trump went after the parents of Humayun Khan after they appeared at the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

"In terms of the texts that we will stop it", he continued, "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 terrible, disgusting behavior, that the American population would not elect someone demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States".

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