"I strongly believe that today's hearing is just another victory notch in Putin's belt", he told members of the committees.
Page told investigators that she and Strzok were having an affair, according to a Justice Department Inspector General's report about the Clinton email investigation, and that they used their work devices to hide that from their spouses.
In addition to his involvement in the Trump-Russia investigation from its early stages, Mr Strzok was also a key figure in the FBI review of Hillary Clinton's handling of classified material on her personal email server while she was secretary of state.
"On August 26, 2016, "Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart - I could smell the Trump support, ' and 'smell" is in capital letters".
Strzok's statement also denied that political considerations have ever affected his official acts as an investigator.
"Sir, that's an expression of speech". He said the FBI's Trump investigation originated not out of personal animus but rather from concern that Russia was seeking to meddle in the election, including what he said were credible allegations of a Russian offer of assistance to a Trump campaign associate.
India beat England by 7 wickets, Rohit scores 3rd T20 hundred
Riding on Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow's innings, England managed to surpass India's 148 in the last over of the match. Rohit played the same role for India which Roy played for England as he tonked the bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., criticized what they called the clear bias against Trump that Strzok and Page had demonstrated and they lectured Strzok about his refusal to answer questions based on instructions from the FBI's attorneys.
Strzok expressed little regret for the most controversial text exchange with Page.
Repulican Trey Gowdy of SC said Strzok exhibited "textbook bias" and in his mind had Clinton "winning the White House" before he finished her investigation.
Strzok replied that Trump won't.
"If you were kicked off when he read the texts, shouldn't you have been kicked off when you wrote them?" "Agent Strzok may not see it, but the rest of the country does". Gowdy interjected. "Hang on a second". Gowdy said, pointing out the pro-Hillary bias among other members of the investigative team who weren't booted from it.
USA adds 213,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate jumps…
The department also boosted its estimate for April job growth up to 175,000 - up from an earlier assessment of 159,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Friday, showing 36,000 manufacturing jobs were created last month.
The partisan fighting began from the very first question of the day, which prompted Goodlatte to threaten holding Strzok in contempt amid Democratic protests over whether Strzok could answer questions about the Russian Federation investigation.
"And potential criminal liability - do you understand that?" Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer.
Lawmakers are reacting after disgraced Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok's long-awaited hearing on Capitol Hill.
"We asked the Committee staff to explain the scope of the investigation and provide sufficient notice that would allow her to prepare, which are normal conditions for congressional committees, but these committees have not followed the normal process", Jeffress said in a statement on July 9.
Democrats loudly objected to Goodlatte's attempts to force Strzok to answer Gowdy's first question about how many witnesses were interviewed in the opening days of Russian Federation probe.
"Credibility of a witness is always an issue", Gohmert retorted over the commotion.
Pakistan vs Australia Finals Live Cricket Score
Hello and welcome to the live blog of Australia versus Pakistan finals of the Twenty20 Tri-series tournament. The toss was won by the Australian cricket team, who chose to bat first.
Unfortunately, due to the apparent angle of the broadcast Krassenstein was viewing, as well as an unfamiliarity with members of Congress, he misidentified Gohmert as Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat, who made sure to set the record straight.