Offbeat Louie Gohmert asks Peter Strzok about his wife and Lisa Page affair

00:31  13 july  2018
00:31  13 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas exploded on FBI agent Peter Strzok during his testimony Thursday before Congress, questioning Strzok having a smirk on this face and looking innocently into this wife ’s eyes and lying about an affair he had with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page .

Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked FBI official Peter Strzok how many times he looked into his wife 's eyes while lying about the extramarital affair he was having with FBI attorney Lisa Page .

The House hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok erupted into a shouting match Thursday afternoon after Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert directly asked Strzok about his affair with former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

As Gohmert went through his speaking time at a hearing on Thursday with the agent accused of anti-Trump bias, the Texas Republican sparred with another lawmaker, who called his statements a "disgrace."

This prompted Gohmert in turn to raise his voice, turn to Strzok and say, "No, the disgrace is what this man has done to our justice system."

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Reports say that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were removed from the Robert Mueller's Russia probe because of anti-Trump text messages. A Georgetown University donation page showing Strzok and his wife donated.

WASHINGTON—In the summer of 2016, FBI Agent Peter Strzok had just wrapped up the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server As he watched the Republican National Convention and scanned intelligence reports and news stories, he made clear how he felt about his new target: “f

"There is the disgrace," Gohmert said. "And it won't be recaptured anytime soon because of the damage you've done to the justice system. And I've talked to FBI agents around the country. You've embarrassed them. You've embarrassed yourself. And I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eye and lie to her about Lisa Page?"

The last part of comment, referencing the extramarital affair between Strzok and Page, prompted jeers from others on the committee, including one person who could be heard saying, "This is outrageous."

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"You need your medication," said New Jersey Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman.

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said he thought it was against House rules to impugn the character of a witness. Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, said the rule only applies to members of Congress and the President.

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Attempts to reach Lisa Page and Peter Strzok for comment were unsuccessful. Burrow was still wearing his wedding ring, days after news of his wife 's affair was revealed to the public on Saturday.

Peter Strzok -- a top counterintelligence official involved in both the Hillary Clinton email probe and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe -- exchanged more than 50,000 messages with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page Louie Gohmert : The Department of Justice Might Be Spying on Me. Hannity.

Goodlatte then tried to let Strzok respond to Gohmert's statements after the Texas Republican's time ended. As Strzok began to talk, Gohmert tried to prevent Strzok from speaking again, saying he had not asked him a question. Goodlatte let the embattled FBI agent go ahead anyway.

"I have always told the truth," Strzok said. "The fact that you would accuse me otherwise, the fact that you would question whether or not that was the sort of look I would engage with in a family member who I have acknowledged hurting, goes more to a discussion about your character and what you stand for and what is going inside you."

At this point, Gohmert cut back in, and the two spoke loudly over one another.

CNN's Jeremy Herb contributed to this report.

Former FBI Lawyer Page Defies Judiciary Committee Subpoena .
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will not appear before the the House Judiciary Committee despite receiving a subpoena. Page and FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an extramarital affair, have been a target of congressional Republicans critical of  the agency’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The two exchanged text messages saying “we’ll stop” a Trump presidency, a report by the FBI Inspector General found.

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