Kirsters Baish| Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas laid into disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok during his appearance between the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees yesterday. When it was his turn to speak, Gohmert went right for the jugular, questioning Strzok’s credibility. He backed up his point by bringing up the fact that Strzok had no problem repeatedly lying to his wife’s face when he was having an affair with Lisa Page, so why would he have a problem lying about anything else?
Western Journal reports:
A tense exchange involving Gohmert, Democrat members of the combined House Oversight and Government Reform and the House Judiciary committees and Strzok began when the Texas congressman accused the agent of lying about his bias against President Donald Trump.
“You come in here and you say, ‘I have no bias,’ and you do it with a straight face,” Gohmert stated.
The Texas lawmaker remembered that he told some of his colleagues, “He is really good. He is lying. He knows we know he is lying, and he could probably pass a polygraph.”
Democrat Representative from Rhode Island, David Cicilline, cut in, yelling, “That’s a disgrace!”
Gohmert quickly responded, “No, the disgrace is what this man has done to our justice system! There is the disgrace!”
“I’ve talked to FBI agents around the country,” he went on. “You’ve embarrassed them, you’ve embarrassed yourself, and I can’t help but wonder when I see you sitting there with your little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eye and lie to her about Lisa Page?”
The Democrats were quick to object. Cicilline screamed out, “Mr. Chairman, this is intolerable harassment of the witness.” Another Democrat yelled, “You need your medication.”
“I assure you under oath … I have always told the truth,” the disgraced FBI official stated.
“The fact that you would question whether or not that was the sort of look I would engage with in a family member who I have acknowledged hurting goes more to a discussion about your character, and what you stand for, and what is going inside you,” he went on.
Earlier on in his testimony, Strzok was addressing House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy when he stated that he was not taken off of Robert Mueller’s probe due to bias.
“I do not have bias. My personal opinions in no way have ever impacted my (work),” Strzok claimed.
“Mr. Gowdy, my understanding of why I was kicked off was that based on the understanding of those texts, and the perception they might create,” he went on.
“How many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page?” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) asked Peter Strzok, castigating him for cheating on his wife in a hearing that was reduced to mudslinging and ad hominem attacks. pic.twitter.com/0dxIkEfyj5
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Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which was released last month, called Strzok’s text messages to Page “deeply troubling.”
“We were deeply troubled by text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations,” the report concluded.
On top of that, Strzok sent a text to Page that stood out in particular. He wrote, “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming President. That certainly sounds like a bias to me.
The report claimed that the text message “is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.”