GOP lawmakers: Lisa Page more 'credible' witness than Peter Strzok

GOP lawmakers: Lisa Page more 'credible' witness than Peter Strzok

Giuliani's words followed those of other Republicans who attempted to seize on Strzok's texts with Page and his testimony as evidence of political bias toward Trump and his campaign, and as proof that the entire Mueller probe was propped up by a "deep state" intent on thwarting Trump's administration.

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. In fairness, the vast majority condemned Strzok over his texts to his lover without invoking the affair.

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.

"No interview has been done before you're talking about impeachment of the president", Gowdy said during the hearing on Capitol Hill. Democrats even broke into applause after one of Strzok's particularly defiant answers, and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Strzok he believed he deserved "a purple heart" for enduring the Republican onslaught. "Listen, that Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer and probably Christopher Wray was watching this back at headquarters, the Republicans were at the end of their rope about to lose it so they actually did allow Peter Strzok to answer some questions". He was removed from the Russian Federation investigation previous year after the texts were discovered.

More news: Why Meghan Markle isn’t travelling with a makeup artist in Ireland

"Mr. Gowdy, my understanding of why I was kicked off was that based on an understanding of those texts, and the perception that they might create-" Strzok said.

House Democrats accused Republicans of using Strzok to undermine special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation.

And in a sign that Republicans are not eager to replay the nasty Strzok hearing, GOP lawmakers signaled Friday that they were unwilling to force Page to testify publicly - despite earlier indications that they would.

Strzok said under aggressive questioning that a much-discussed August 2016 text in which he vowed "we'll stop" a Trump candidacy followed Trump's denigration of the family of a dead USA service member.

More news: Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending

It is point that has been largely brushed aside in Trump-friendly media circles, with a text Strzok sent to Page in May 2017 also receiving comparatively little scrutiny. A former Army officer, he said he thought Americans would reject Trump after his "horrible, disgusting behavior" attacking the parents of a fallen soldier. The Justice Department, in a letter to both committees over the weekend, said it had "substantially complied" with their requests for documents and information, and was working to fulfill outstanding requests.

"There is significant new information she has provided, ' he told CNN, noting she was a 'very credible witness".

The hearing exposed clear partisan divides in the House judiciary and oversight committees, as Democrats accused Republicans of trying to divert attention from Trump's ties to Russian Federation through an excessive focus on Strzok. And Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman said, "I have never seen my colleagues so out of control, so angry".

More news: ‘Stable genius’ Trump touches down in UK

Related Articles

  • Word Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate admits loss will haunt him forever

    Word Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate admits loss will haunt him forever

    Along with the great experiences here and painful experiences of last time, it builds a resilience in them as a group. Southgate said: "We have a captain whose first thought all tournament has been how can he help the team to progress".
    London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit

    London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit

    He will then travel to Helsinki for a summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin . It looks a little scary there on the homepage of U.S.
    Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

    Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

    But on Monday, defender Ashley Young was quick to dismiss it's significance. "We're just concentrating on what we want to do". It promises to be a fascinating encounter as Croatia & England battle it out for a place in the final of the World Cup .
  • Serena in Wimbledon final 10 months after giving birth

    Serena in Wimbledon final 10 months after giving birth

    Open victor , beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in Thursday's early semifinal. A fan shows her support for Williams, who's seeking her eighth Wimbledon title.
    Paul Manafort's New Mug Shot

    Paul Manafort's New Mug Shot

    Visitor logs from the jail show that each week Manafort had multiple visits with his legal team, according to Mueller's filing. He additionally is charged with obstruction of justice, which relates to the allegations of attempted witness tampering.
    Croatian firefighters on call seconds before winning penalty

    Croatian firefighters on call seconds before winning penalty

    The hosts were oh-so-close to securing a spot in the semifinal match in Moscow, where the final also will take place. I can imagine the same kind of scenes, a very great and positive atmosphere back in England.
  • 'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns

    'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns

    Symptoms develop between 12 and 72 hours after infection and feature a fever, cramps, or diarrhea. The FDA said on Thursday it would follow up with retailers to prevent the sale of the product.

    North Korea no-shows at meeting to discuss return of U.S. soldier remains

    Pompeo denied that the talks went poorly, telling pool reporters that progress was made "in every element of our discussions". During an official visit to Britain, Trump posted images of the Korean-language letter from Kim and its English translation.
    Croatia star hoping to be fit for World Cup semi-final

    Croatia star hoping to be fit for World Cup semi-final

    Fans should expect a fierce midfield contest, and can hopefully look forward to fluid, flowing play. "We don't want to stop". I am very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality", said Deschamps, who captained France in 1998.
  • Chelsea officially dismiss Conte with Sarri waiting in the wings

    Chelsea officially dismiss Conte with Sarri waiting in the wings

    Only two managers have recorded a better points average than him in the Premier League. This text will now form the basis of Chelsea's evidence against their former manager.
    Boris Johnson's resignation letter and Theresa May's response - in full

    Boris Johnson's resignation letter and Theresa May's response - in full

    They included Michael Gove who once stood on a joint "dream ticket" with Mr Johnson in an aborted leadership bid in 2016. She later spoke to Conservative MPs in a closed-door meeting at which she reportedly received broad support.
    George Clooney Taken to Hospital After Accident

    George Clooney Taken to Hospital After Accident

    According to Mannoni, the accident took place at 8:15 a.m. local time on the SS125, a street in the area of Olbia-Murta Maria. A scooter stands next to a auto following an accident near Olbia, on the island of Sardinia, Italy , Tuesday, July 10, 2018.