Strzok’s tone at hearing exposed the bias he was denying
FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony last week to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency.
In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump perfectly clear. “We’ll stop” Trump’s election, he vowed in one text message rant.
Strzok played a key role in an FBI investigation of Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. For a time, he was part of Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe of Trump. That ended when Mueller, learning of Strzok’s bias, told him to leave.
But instead of taking a contrite posture, Strzok was defiant and demonstrated his clear political bias, even as he was vehemently maintaining it had nothing to do with how he or others at the FBI handle investigations.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee tried to defend Strzok and shield him from Republican’s questions. Clearly, the FBI agent is viewed as something of a liberal champion.
How much so? One of his defenders on the committee suggested he deserved a Purple Heart for enduring the panel’s questioning, a despicable show of disrespect toward those who have actually earned a Purple Heart.
We wonder if that same committee member or any other of the disruptive Democrat panel members would be awarding Strzok a Purple Heart or applauding his work if his texts were directed toward Hillary Clinton’s campaign or President Obama’s inaction in the face of knowledge of Russian interference in our elections.
If that committee hearing was instead a jury selection and Strzok answered as he did, he certainly would not be selected to hear any trial.
At the end of the day, to believe Strzok is capable of putting aside his open hatred of Trump to objectively lead two major investigations into our elections you would need to suspend yourself from reality.
Want to assess Strzok’s believability? Why not ask his wife about that? After all, his anti-Trump tirades were in texts to an FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair.
As for Page, in her testimony this week she said the texts meant exactly what they said – that “We’ll stop it” meant there was a group effort to keep Trump from being president.
In hearings that did no one proud, Ms. Page may come out with the highest marks.