Trump-Hating FBI Agent Peter Strzok will be grilled before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee in what should be an interesting testimony this morning.
FBI Agent Peter Strzok had direct involvement in the Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation in 2016, as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential collusion colluded with Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
Fox News – Strzok, who is slated to testify in a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee Thursday, has been in political crosshairs for months over revelations of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with his lover, and former bureau colleague, Lisa Page.
Strzok was in charge of investigating Hillary’s classified emails that were found on Huma Abedin’s husband, convicted pedophile, Anthony Weiner’s computer. Here is an example of one of Strzok’s texts addressing the investigation with his lover Lisa Page:
Strzok will say in his opening statement, obtained by the Associated Press, that he has never allowed personal opinions to affect his work, that he knew information during the campaign that had the potential to damage then-candidate Donald Trump but never contemplated leaking it to the press, and that recent congressional focus on him is misguided and plays into “our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart.”
So, what about the “insurance policy” Peter Strzok?
GOP leaders are expected to grill Strzok over the slew of Trump-bashing texts he exchanged on his FBI phone while he worked on bureau investigations into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton’s email sever. Lawmakers are also expected to press Strzok on the impact of his political bias on any investigative decisions, though Horowitz ultimately found that despite the politically charged messages, there was no evidence that the bias had an impact on any prosecutorial decisions in the Clinton probe.
Strzok was on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team until the text messages were discovered. He was then reassigned to the FBI’s office of human resources. Just last month, Strzok was escorted from the bureau and lost his security clearance.
In his opening statement though, Strzok will maintain that while his criticisms of Trump were “blunt,” there is “simply no evidence of bias in my professional actions.”