Texas lawmaker attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation agent over affair

13 Julio, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Kelly Blake
  • Peter Strzok the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti Trump text messages walks to gives a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

Strzok told lawmakers in his opening statement that he followed department protocol handling sensitive information about the extent of Russia's meddling in the USA election and the Trump team's potential role in it.

In a testy hearing full of heated exchanges, perhaps the most memorable - at least, in the early hours of what is sure to be an emotionally charged, all-day hearing - was one between former FBI Agent Peter Strzok and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. This included questions about the text messages he exchanged with FBI attorney Lisa Page that raised concerns of political bias in the investigations of Hillary Clinton's emails and Trump campaign ties to Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.

He said that his text messages critical of Trump shortly after the investigation began were in response to Trump's behavior on the campaign trail - and not a reflection of his investigative intent. In breaking his months-long silence, Strzok defended his handling of two sensitive investigations in which he played a leading role: inquiries into Hillary Clinton's email use and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Strzok declined to answer, saying that FBI counsel instructed him not to answer questions about an ongoing investigation.

Trump - who mocks Page and Strzok as the "FBI lovers" - blasted Page's decision not to appear Thursday in a tweet, lamenting the "corruption on the other side" and again calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions to do something about it. To Republicans, those text messages are the smoking gun that proves Trump is utterly blameless and the entire investigation into him was tainted from the start and must be shut down.

"The more information we acquire, the more interviews we conduct, and the more sources we contact, the more we learn", he said.

"Sir, I think it's important when you look at those texts that you understand the context in which they were made and the things that were going on across America", Strzok said.

More news: Theresa May warns Trump not to split North Atlantic Treaty Organisation by appeasing Putin
More news: Fobbed off: woman accidentally steals vehicle for two weeks after key mix-up
More news: Murió el perro más feo del mundo, Zsa Zsa

"Mr. Chairman, I do not believe I am here under subpoena, " Strzok said. "That is why we're here and why this matter". Strzok: "No ... we'll stop it".

At one point, Gowdy asked what the word "it" meant in Strzok's text. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton. This is nothing but a ruse to try to get to the Mueller investigation and make people think it's baseless, that it's biased.

At one point, when he was finally allowed to give a complete answer to a question, Strzok somewhat angrily explained why not only didn't he do anything to unfairly twist the investigation into Russian meddling, he couldn't have even if he wanted to.

"The special counsel has now obtained five guilty pleas and indicted 18 others, including some of President Trump's closest advisers - referencing posters that included retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn who resigned and pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

"My presumption, based on that frightful, disgusting behavior that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be President of the United States", Strzok said.

Strzok said he doesn't remember writing the text. At that time, investigators for the Justice Department inspector general discovered text messages between him and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in which they repeatedly disparaged Trump and expressed a strong desire that he not win the election.

Her lawyer said Page had offered to voluntarily appear before the committees later this month but needed more clarification about what the lawmakers would be asking.

Recomendado:

  • Histórico: Pitana será el árbitro de la final del Mundial

    Histórico: Pitana será el árbitro de la final del Mundial

    Su actuación dejó tan pocas dudas, que 13 días después fue designado para impartir justicia en otro duelo de la fase de grupos . También tuvo experiencias en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016 y la Copa Confederaciones de 2017 en Rusia .
    Remembering 100 years of the RAF’s ‘tenacity and gallantry’

    Remembering 100 years of the RAF’s ‘tenacity and gallantry’

    The whole family stepped out for Louis's special day, and their royal fashion prompted plenty of comments on Yahoo Entertainment. Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex, take part in the Trooping the Colour parade in central London .

    [Breaking] South Korea suspends annual defense drill

    Accusations from US politicians, however, have triggered nationalistic sentiment among Chinese netizens. The president says he believes the North Korean leader wants to denuclearize, and that he "trusts" him.
  • Vettel:

    Vettel: "Es una tontería pensar que lo que pasó fue deliberado"

    Apenas comenzó la carrera y Hamilton perdió la posición de privilegio que se había ganado con una vuelta fantástica el sábado. Sin embargo, el volante de Toro Rosso fue sancionado, por lo que el mexicano finalmente se apoderó del décimo sitio.

    HTC to launch first blockchain phone

    The game, which lets you collect and even "sire" one-of-a-kind virtual cats, is based on blockchain technology. The game will be heading to the HTC U12 + ahead of its arrival on Exodus .
    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    They were lost for nine days before British rescue divers discovered them on July 2, sitting on a ledge in a half-flooded chamber. Adisak Wongsukchan told Al Jazeera he gave his 14-year-old son Nong Bew a big thumbs up when he first saw him in hospital.
  • Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio

    Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio

    The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am. He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country".
    Colombia firma ley para someter grupos ilegales organizados

    Colombia firma ley para someter grupos ilegales organizados

    En ningún caso, este proceso impedirá la extradición de los miembros de los grupos armados organizados. En septiembre de 2017 esa organización hizo saber al gobierno su disposición a acogerse a la justicia .
    Croatian players' kids delight World Cup fans with post-win scratch match

    Croatian players' kids delight World Cup fans with post-win scratch match

    Take this gathering in London's Hyde Park, where thousands came together to watch the game on large public outdoor screens. Josh Quinn, 22, from Bristol, said: "It was a disappointing performance from England .
  • Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

    The Progress MS-09 blasted off atop a Soyuz-2.1a rocket at 21:51 GMT Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The vehicles look like Russia's crewed, three-module Soyuz spacecraft but can not carry people.
    Red cat almost  ruined an interview and became an Internet star

    Red cat almost ruined an interview and became an Internet star

    A cat totally stole the show when its human - a Polish historian and academic - was giving an interview live on television. Targalski carried on with the interview without skipping a beat and even held Lisio's tail after it covered his eyes .
    Lyon lining up Fekir replacement

    Lyon lining up Fekir replacement

    The France worldwide begged Aulas to reconsider and Lyon have now told Fekir they will at least resume talks with Liverpool. Lyon are now preparing for his exit by looking into the signing of Ziyech, which would be a massive boost for Liverpool.


Popular

Clément Lenglet, segundo refuerzo del Barcelona
Ya que Gerard Piqué , Samuel Umtiti y el citado Lenglet tiene la plaza garantizada, la pelea por el último puesto recaerá sobre Thomas Vermaelen y Mina.

Angelique Kerber opens up on how to beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon
Just 10 months ago, Williams suffered life-threatening pulmonary embolisms after delivering her daughter, Olympia, via C-section. That's a revealing confession from a player who has appeared as mentally unflappable as any woman in this tournament.

Netflix anunció su nueva producción argentina
En Hollywood, Netflix anunció la creación de su tercera serie original rodada en la Argentina , en sociedad con Pol-ka, que promete mucha repercusión .

Paul Pogba warns France
That is not a sign of a struggling team, according to Pogba, but one that has a lot of talent. "You couldn't see Croatia scoring, they weren't very good".

Turkey swears in President Erdogan
Mr Erdogan, who was re-elected last month, vowed to "propel our country forward" with his sweeping new powers. Erdogan, the AK Party and MHP candidate, won the June 24 presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote.

Hamilton stages dramatic comeback but Vettel wins
I gave everything I could, I was struggling to stand. "It's easy for you to sit there", Hamilton groused. Hamilton and Mercedes have since accepted it was a racing incident. "This is something we can change".

Arsenal signs Guendouzi from Lorient
Arsenal have already signed two midfielders this summer in the form of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. It doesn't get any better than coming to a club like this, with so much history, like Arsenal.

Why Dwayne Johnson Stopped Going By 'The Rock' For a While
Neve Campbell, Chin Han , Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann , Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan co-star. Fans can catch Johnson saving the day in Skyscraper , in theaters Friday nationwide.

Top India court slams gov't for ignoring upkeep of Taj Mahal
The court said both the federal and state government had shown "lethargy" in taking steps to tackle the monument's deteriorating condition.

Xuxa perdió un juicio contra Google por búsquedas relacionadas a la pedofília
En el film de 1982, Xuxa , que por ese entonces tenía 19 años , seducía a un chico de 12 años y lo hacía partícipe de juegos eróticos .