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Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe

Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe

"But", he said, "the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind". And he called the hearing "just another victory notch in Putin's belt", referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"This is the first time I've seen Congress as frustrated with Congress as we are!"

Strzok is in the hot seat because he helped steer two politically charged investigations, into Hillary Clinton's email use and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

One of President Donald Trump's personal attorneys blasted the testimony of FBI agent Peter Strzok as a "disgrace" late Thursday, and claimed the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election was tainted. "What does Trump support smell like Mister Strzok?"

At one point, Strzok said he didn't appreciate an assertion from Gowdy, who retorted, "I don't give a damn what you appreciate".

Mueller reassigned Strzok after the Justice Department discovered highly political text messages that he sent Page during the 2016 election cycle.

"Most disturbingly, it has been wildly successful - sowing discord in our nation and shaking faith in our institutions".

"He's a liar. I mean he is a good liar", Kallstrom said of Strzok during an interview on "The Evening Edit" on Thursday.

To which Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, responded, "And I don't believe you".

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Despite the president facing about a dozen allegations of sexual harassment - many of them allegedly occurring while Trump was in one of his three marriages - social conservatives in Congress have failed to take him to task at anywhere close to the level that Gohmert did Strzok.

"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.

"It was in no way unequivocally any suggestion that me, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would take any action whatsoever to improperly impact the electoral process for any candidate", Strzok continued, adding that he took "great offense" with Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy's assertions about the texts.

Stephens went on to say that the hearing overall was a public service and allowed Strzok the opportunity to clear his name. "It simply couldn't happen". She has known for months that the House Judiciary Committee has sought her testimony as part of our joint investigation with the Oversight Committee into decisions made by the Justice Department in 2016, and she has no excuse for her failure to appear. Gohmert speculated about whether he looked "so innocent" when he looked into his wife's eyes and lied about the affair.

The comments sparked immediate objections from Democrats, who called them outrageous, and Strzok was livid.

"Under oath, as I spoke also during my interview to you a week or two ago, I have always told the truth", Strzok began. Gohmert tried to shout over him and the committee chairman vainly tried to restore order.

Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer.

"This investigation is a political charade - a platform to elevate far-right conspiracy theories and undermine the special counsel's ongoing criminal investigation of the President and his campaign aides", Nadler and Cummings said in that statement.

Republicans, on the other hand, peppered Strzok with questions and expressed outrage that's been building for months.