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F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Inquiry in Contentious House Testimony

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By Nicholas Fandos
July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — "The embattled F.B.I. agent who oversaw the opening of the Russia investigation mounted an aggressive defense of himself and the F.B.I. on Thursday, rejecting accusations that he let his private political views bias his official actions and labeling Republicans’ preoccupation with 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 Republicans say is evidence of rampant bias at the top levels of the F.B.I.

But in defending himself and his agency, Mr. Strzok had to weather hours of blistering attacks by Republicans, who accused him not only of personal animus toward President Trump but also of blatant lying and moral misconduct with a senior F.B.I. lawyer, Lisa Page..."


Republicans in general looked like fools in this hearing, but Louie Gohmert really needed a pie in the face. I take that back...Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte both acted like complete asses.

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