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FBI special agent Peter Strzok issued a blistering retort to suggestions that he acted to improperly influence the outcome of the 2016 election when he sent a text to FBI lawyer Lisa Page saying that “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from winning.
Strzok said he sent the text after Trump made the “horrible, disgusting” decision to insult the family of a slain US soldier during the election.
He emphasized that he never allowed his political beliefs to “enter into the realm of any action I took,” adding that there were multiple other FBI officials above and below him who were involved in every decision he made.

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FBI agent Peter Strzok finally explained on Thursday what he was thinking when he sent a text saying “we’ll stop” Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

That text, and others he sent FBI lawyer Lisa Page, were one of the reasons Republican lawmakers hauled him in to testify. He appeared at a joint hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee for several hours.

Strzok was there to publicly address Republican accusations that he sought to improperly affect the outcome of the 2016 US election, and had a heated back-and-forth with Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Gowdy has repeatedly slammed Strzok and other top FBI officials for being politically biased against Trump, and suggested that Strzok allowed bias to affect decisions he made in the FBI’s Russia probe and the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

GOP lawmakers have seized on a text message Strzok sent at the height of the election to Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair. After Page asked Strzok whether Trump would win the election, Strzok replied that he would not, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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