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Former FBI agent Peter Strzok to lawmakers: Anti-Trump texts didn’t “impact any official action”

Page and Peter Strzok, who testified publicly in a fiery marathon hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, are at the center of Republican concern about political bias at the FBI and Justice Department regarding the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe into the 2016 presidential campaign.

Giuliani, who usually delivers his messages through television interviews, was responding to Strzok's highly contentious hearing Thursday before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte asked colleagues to imagine being investigated by someone who "hated you" and "disparaged you in all manner of ways". "This decision is long overdue".

A sign stands outside the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018.

Peter Strzok's 10-hour showdown with congressional lawmakers, a made-for-TV spectacle that featured far more drama than substance, was an airing of the deep partisan divide surrounding the special counsel's investigation into whether associates of Donald Trump conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

"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", Strzok said in his opening remarks. "If you want to represent what you said accurately I am happy to answer that question, but I don't appreciate what was originally said being changed".

"If you can't control yourself", Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman charged Gowdy, "how do you expect this committee to control itself?"

Strzok expressed little regret for the most controversial text exchange with Page.

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Strzok called it "horrible and disgusting behaviour", and said he was stating his opinion the electorate would "stop" a candidate like that.

"At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took", Strzok continued.

The President and his allies have cited the texts between Strzok and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agaent Lisa Page as evidence that Mueller's probe is biased against the President, and Trump tweeted about Strzok multiple times in the leadup to Thursday's hearing.

Strzok also said he had never contemplated leaking damaging information he knew about the Trump campaign.

"We asked the Committee staff to explain the scope of the investigation and provide sufficient notice that would allow her to prepare, which are normal conditions for congressional committees, but these committees have not followed the normal process", Jeffress said in a statement on July 9. Last year, he was reassigned from Mueller's team after the compromising texts emerged.

Strzok angrily responded, saying the "we'll stop it" text came in response to campaign occurrences such as Trump insulting the immigrant father of a fallen USA soldier.

Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom told FOX Business that the "lies" perpetrated by FBI agent Peter Strzok are consistent with the lack of leadership exemplified by the agency's former director, James Comey. Page will attend a closed-door interview on Friday with the committees. Guiliani saying that "all the results of the investigation" should "be dismissed" seems to imply that he believes that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's charges against the 13 Russian nationals who are accused of interfering in the 2016 election, should also be dismissed.

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