Peter Strzok Testimony in joint House committee hearing
- Published on Jul 12, 2018
- FBI official Peter Strzok is trying to publicly defend his actions during investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election as he testifies before a joint hearing before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Thursday.
Testimony has been slowed by bitter partisan arguments among the members on the panels. At one point, after just one member had questioned Strzok, the panel voted on whether to subpoena former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
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Strzok's anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias over the course of the 2016 election and Hillary Clinton email investigation.
In his prepared remarks, Strzok claims that his opinions in questionable text messages were "expressed out of deep patriotism and an unyielding belief in our great American democracy."