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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The embattled F.B.I. agent who oversaw the opening of the Russia investigation mounted an aggressive personal defense on Thursday, rejecting accusations that he let his private political views bias his official actions and labeling Republican attacks on him "another victory notch in Putin's belt." "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," the agent, Peter Strzok, told House lawmakers investigating what they say is evidence of rampant bias at the top levels of the F.B.I. In his first public comments, he concluded his prepared remarks with a pointed broadside against his antagonizers.

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"I understand we are living in a political era in which insults and insinuation often drown out honesty and integrity," Mr. Strzok said, continuing: "I have the utmost respect for Congress's oversight role, but I truly believe that today's hearing is just another victory notch in Putin's belt and another milestone in our enemies' campaign to tear America apart."

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This dog and pony show was solely designed for consumption by Faux Nooze viewers one soundbite at a time by the cancervatives in Congress.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-12 12:13 PM | Reply

Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel

On the question of Strzok's bias and whether we should believe he didn't act on it. The question every American should ask is this: How would you feel if he'd expressed such disgust toward you, and was also investigating you?

southpaw @nycsouthpaw

southpaw Retweeted Kimberley Strassel
Have you heard what Ken Starr and his top lieutenant Brett Kavanaugh thought of the subject of their investigation?

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-12 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What kind of moron expects FBI agents to like the people they are investigating?
They spend their days observing the worst of humanity breaking laws they have dedicated their lives to uphold. I would be shocked if any agents didn't hold their investigation subjects in contempt.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-12 01:27 PM | Reply

Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias

The hearings on whether ICE agents have ever, in private, expressed negative opinions of people who might be targets of their law enforcement work should be fun.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-12 02:14 PM | Reply

#metoo:

Mike Warren @MichaelRWarren

Mike Warren Retweeted Ryan Lizza
Would love to hear Republican congressmen read aloud their texts about Trump from 2016.

Ryan Lizza ‏@RyanLizza

@DarrellIssa is making Strzok read his texts

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-07-12 02:55 PM | Reply

This has been fascinating and entertaining to watch.

Gowdy and Goodlatte look like idiots, raging on about bias, ignoring the beam in their own eyes.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2018-07-12 03:02 PM | Reply

Gohmert and Poe were particularly odious and duplicitous. Wow. Complete scum.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2018-07-12 03:32 PM | Reply

"It was in no way, unequivocally, any suggestion that me, the FBI, would take any action whatsoever to improperly impact the electoral process for any candidate," Strzok said.

He added that he took "great offense" to Gowdy's suggestion that he allowed bias to seep into his professional decisions.


Gowdy, like every GOP -------------, has built his career on allowing bias to seep into his professional decisions constantly and is therefore incapable of feeling empathy toward Strzok's claim.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-12 05:09 PM | Reply

Was Gowdy the guy asking Strzok why Obama wasn't investigated for saying he'd have more flexibility dealing with Russia after the election?

That was funny. Also, terribly dysfunctional. Congress could order an investigation into that right now; if it weren't for Trumps obvious ties to Russia they probably would.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-12 05:18 PM | Reply

You either support Trump.

Or you're fake news.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-12 05:38 PM | Reply

Strozk ate these fools alive yersterday. They were forced to cut his responses off mid-sentence. I hope he runs for office.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-13 07:14 AM | Reply

Fox News cut from the "hearing" - which I think shows just how bad it ended up going for the GOP.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2018-07-13 07:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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